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Marvin Levin dies at 76; Sacramento developer helped expose Capitol corruption
Marvin Levin dies at 76; Sacramento developer helped expose Capitol corruption

Marvin Levin, a Sacramento developer who alerted the FBI to corruption in the California Legislature in the 1980s and played a pivotal role in the ensuing sting operation, has died. He was 76. Levin, who had been in declining health for a decade, died Nov. 19 at his home in Tamarac, Fla., said his wife, Janet. For three years, Levin had been an invaluable informant in the sting, which ended in 1988 when 30 investigators raided the Capitol offices of four legislators and two legislative aides. Wearing a recording device in a cowboy boot, Levin taped dozens of meetings with legislatives aides as well as the Yolo County sheriff as he gathered evidence for the FBI sting operation. In the...

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