LOS ANGELES – A former democratic state Assemblyman has agreed to plead guilty to federal bank fraud charges, admitting he bilked First City CU, LA Financial CU, and Farmers and Merchants Bank out of almost $200,000 by falsely claiming to be an identity theft victim.

Carl Washington, 47, who once represented California’s 52nd District and later worked as a top Los Angeles County Probation Department executive, has agreed to plead guilty to three counts of bank fraud, according to federal prosecutors.

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