USC School of Social Work

Prosecutors Recommend Six-Year Sentence for Ridley-Thomas in Corruption Case 

Federal prosecutors are recommending a six-year prison sentence for former City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was convicted of bribery, fraud and conspiracy charges for steering county contracts toward the USC School of Social Work in exchange for the secret funneling of a $100,000 contribution to an organization run by his son, according to court papers filed on August 7. 

Jury Deliberations Resume for 4th Day in Ridley-Thomas Corruption Trial 

Jurors in Mark Ridley-Thomas’ federal corruption trial reconvened for a fourth session of deliberations on Wednesday, March 29, as they decide whether the suspended L.A. City Councilman is guilty of steering lucrative county contracts to USC’s school of social work in exchange for a slate of benefits for his son.