Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recalled 200 badges that were given out to local politicians following the arrest of city officials in Cudahy, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The recall came two weeks after three Cudahy officials were arrested on bribery charges. The U.S. attorney general's Central District office released a photo in support of the charges showing a smiling young woman wearing one of the badges at a nightclub while brandishing two pistols.

The woman was wearing the badge of Cudahy City Councilman Osvaldo Conde, 50, Thom Mrozek, the office's spokesman, told POLICE Magazine.

Conde, Mayor David Silva, 61, and Code Enforcement Director Angel Perales, 43, were arrested in late June. They have been accused of accepting $17,000 in cash bribes in exchange for supporting the opening of a medical marijuana store in the city.

By Paul Clinton

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