L.A. County deputy charged with taking bribes to fix tickets

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who once helped the FBI in a corruption probe of sheriff's officials was charged Thursday with accepting bribes in return for fixing traffic tickets. County prosecutors accused Edwin Allan Tamayo, 44, of accepting $1,000 in cash from a motorist at an Islands restaurant in Agoura Hills in exchange for fixing three traffic tickets in 2012. Tamayo, who worked at the department's Lost Hills station, is also accused of fixing a ticket for a person who donated $500 in 2011 to sponsor a Sheriff's Department group at a golf tournament held by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce. The deputy played in one of two department foursomes that...