Jul 28, 2014

Assembly Candidate Tran to Plead Guilty to Bribery

Former Rosemead mayor and 49th Assembly District candidate John Tran faces up to 10 years in prison for bribing a developer.

Assembly Candidate Tran to Plead Guilty to Bribery

Editor's Note: On Feb. 4, Joseph Chang and Cung Nguyen said they did not endorse John Tran's campaign, and the assembly candidate fabricated quotes attributed to them.

Chang told Patch he endorsed for State Assembly and when contacted in March, Chau told Patch that Chang had endorsed him some time around October 2011. 

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported 49th Assembly District candidate John Tran has agreed to plead guilty to federal bribery charges. 

The former Rosemead mayor received several payments from 2005-2006 totaling $7,000 from a unnamed developer — whose business partner also paid Tran $3,200 cash in 2007 — according to the criminal complaint filed by the U.S. District Attorney's Office.

See the criminal complaint to the right.

Tran served on the Rosemead City Council from 2005-2009. He was mayor from 2007-2009 before being voted out.

Arcadia will join the 49th District — which also includes San Marino — later this year when the new district maps go into effect. Arcadia Unified School District board member Cung Nguyen and Board Member C. Joseph Chang, along with several other local officials, .

Tran is scheduled to appear in federal court in Los Angeles Feb. 21 to answer to the bribery charges.

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