Probes look at port figures

The grand juries investigating possible City Hall corruption have grown interested in contracts between the Port of Los Angeles and a Shanghai-based consultant, William Wong, the L.A. Business Journal says. Wong, who got a lucrative deal to market the port in China even though he does not speak Mandarin, is closely connected with deputy mayor Troy Edwards, who resigned last month, and with the former head of the city harbor commission, Leland Wong (no relation), the LABJ reports. The portís business development director told the paper's David Greenberg that he was pressured by Leland Wong to hire William Wong's company. (The story is free with registration).

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