Ex-D.C. Council aide pleads guilty
A former top aide to D.C. Council member Jim Graham pleaded guilty Friday to two felony counts, bringing an 18-month-old prosecution to a close.
Ted G. Loza, who served as Graham's chief of staff, was arrested in September 2009 and accused of accepting bribes to influence taxi legislation. He pleaded guilty Friday to two felony counts of accepting gratuities as a public official. He also acknowledged filing a false financial disclosure statement to the District government.
Graham has not been implicated in the investigation. Loza's attorney said cooperation with the investigation was not part of the plea agreement.
U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman will sentence Loza on May 12. Under federal sentencing guidelines discussed in court Friday, Loza is likely to face eight to 14 months in federal prison.
| February 18, 2011; 4:48 PM ET
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