Another former member of the Cudahy City Council, Osvaldo Conde, has agreed to plead guilty to federal extortion and bribery charges. He joins the former mayor, David Silva, and another official who formally agreed last week to plead guilty to federal charges. Conde, like the others, got in trouble over taking bribes in exchange for supporting a permit to open a marijuana store in the small, southeast Los Angeles County city. Conde, who is 50, will plead guilty to extortion and bribery, according to the Justice Department. He resigned last Friday from the Cudahy City Council. All three ex-Cudahy officials are due in U.S. District Court on Tuesday for arraignment.
Court papers on Conde that were filed today are "part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the FBI," the Justice Department says.