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L.A. is still a contender -- for corruption crown : Inquiries into possible malfeasance touch offices at City Hall, beyond

On the south side of Los Angeles City Hall, several floors above Mayor Eric Garcetti's office and the homeless people who nap on the lawn, a quote from the Roman statesman Cicero is chiseled into the face of the building.

"He that violates his oath," it says, "profanes the divinity of faith itself."

Judging by recent ongoing corruption investigations, it appears that several occupants of City Hall may have missed Cicero's admonition on their way into the building. They also seem to h

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