CM Graham’s Response to His Chief of Staff’s Arrest for Bribery Charges

This is a follow up from the news we learned yesterday. From an email:

“Dear Friends,

I was deeply upset and deeply saddened to learn that Ted Loza was arrested yesterday by the FBI on charges of taking a bribe.

As my constituents, I want you to know —

I have not personally engaged in any illegal behavior or activity.

What Teddy allegedly did in no way influenced any action I took on legislation. Indeed, Teddy generally is not involved, nor is he consulted on legislative matters which are instead handled by myself and our committee staff.

As I said to FBI agents yesterday, I will fully cooperate with their investigation bringing forth all of the information relevant and needed.

I have placed Teddy on administrative leave effective yesterday, with pay, until there are further developments. Teddy–like all of us-is entitled to a presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

If you have concerns or questions, please let me know–as always–by using this direct email address for me.

Sincerely, Councilmember Jim Graham”

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