LOS ANGELES – A former state California Assemblyman on Monday pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in connection with a scheme to claim almost $200,000 in credit card transactions he conducted were those of someone who stole his identity.

Carl Washington, 47, of Paramount, admitted bilking First City CU, LA Financial CU, and Farmers and Merchants Bank by claiming charges he racked up on their credit cards were made by someone else who stole his identity.

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