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Anaheim Council Approves Continued Funding for Angel Stadium Corruption and Pay-to-Play Investigation – The Anaheim City Council has agreed to give more funding to an investigation involving the sale of Angel Stadium, which was plagued with pay-to-play and corruption allegations. In 2020, the City originally sold the stadium and the surrounding area in a deal worth $320 million that was later swept up in an FBI corruption probe. In the wake of this federal review, the City hired outside consultancy JL Group to further investigate past campaign contributions, contracts and various official dealings associated with the project. The investigation – which has been ongoing since August of last year – has yielded a number of startling preliminary findings and recommendations for future public policy change, but continued funding is required to complete the analysis. Over public dissent, the City Council raised the cap on the investigation’s cost to $1.5 million but authorized the additional spending on the conditions that JL Group provide monthly progress reports and complete its investigation by the summer.
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