Mayor Eric Garcetti’s onetime chief representative has filed a complaint with neighborhood, state and federal prosecutors, requesting that he be arraigned for prevarication for more than once rejecting that he had some awareness of another previous associate’s supposed sexual misconduct.
A nonprofit law office sent a 31-page letter for Naomi Seligman to the U.S. Department of Justice, the California attorney general’s office and Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón last week, accusing Garcetti of lying and conspiring with top staffers to cover up multiple accusations of sexual harassment against Rick Jacobs, the mayor’s former deputy chief of staff.
Seligman said she trusts felony offense accusations will be documented against the mayor for supposedly lying after swearing to tell the truth, in a legal deposition and in testimony to a U.S. Senate committee. She said she hopes that the letter also will have a political impact — causing the U.S. Senate to block Garcetti’s confirmation as U.S. ambassador to India.
The claims were sent to the greater part the individuals from the Senate, said Seligman’s attorneys, who additionally documented the complaints with the California State Personnel Board, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and the California State Auditor’s Office, under arrangements of the state’s whistleblower protection law.