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Long Beach city council race roiled by accusations of criminal activity

Long Beach city council race roiled by accusations of criminal activity
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An already bitter race between two candidates vying for Long Beach City Council took an ugly turn this week with accusations of fraud, illegal spying and a plot called “Operation Allentown” dedicated to discrediting candidate Cindy Allen. Allen, a businesswoman and retired police officer, is pitted against businessman Robert Fox in a Nov. 3 runoff for the City Council District 2 seat, which represents Downtown and much of the waterfront. In the latest round of mud-slinging, Long Beach resident Lee Richmond Charley said he volunteered to help the Fox campaign dig up evidence that Allen has been lying about her residency and actually lives in Fountain Valley rather than her Long Beach condo. Fox and his campaign have vehemently denied the allegations, saying Charley is mentally ill and was never part of the campaign. But the emails provided to the Post and other media show, at the very least, that he was encouraged by some of Fox’s supporters. In an attempt to try and prove that Allen lives in her Orange County home, Charley, a part-time food delivery driver, said he spent months videotaping the home, taking pictures of cars outside the home and delivering Krispy Kreme donuts and […]

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