Saturday, October 20, 2018

"A California official who enforced the state’s liquor laws in Koreatown schemed with a businessman to shake down karaoke bar owners as part of a brazen ploy that went on for years"

As part of the scam, Salao would expedite license applications for Seo’s clients and delay those of owners who refused to work with the consultant, the indictment said. He also tipped off Seo when Los Angeles police officers were conducting undercover operations at Koreatown bars, prosecutors alleged. He once sent Seo a photo of an undercover LAPD officer, prosecutors said, so Seo could warn his clients to keep an eye out for him.