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Scouts honor — San Gabriel mayor responds to charges of robbery, assault

San Gabriel Mayor Albert Huang, who was arrested early Friday morning after a dispute at a dumpling house, told the China Press that he and the woman named in the suit had been in a relationship. He said that he and his wife Maryann Chen signed a separation agreement at the end of 2009 when she was pregnant with their second child. Early this year, he claimed, he started dating the other woman, whose identity has not been released.

According to police, the 35-year-old Huang drove off with his companion's purse at 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles-per-hour zone, knowing that the female victim was on the running board of his SUV. He has been released on 100,000 bail. The reason why he took the woman's purse was that he wanted to get the car key in it, and that the woman clung onto the car due to "relationship problems,"  Huang told the World Journal.

"As a public official and a former Boy Scout, I hold myself to the highest standard of conduct," Mayor Albert Huang said in a statement, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the L.A. Times. "It was a great misunderstanding between friends. As a result I am confident I will restore my innocence in court."

According to China Press, Huang has been actively looking for a lawyer since his release on Friday, but hasn't authorized any lawyer to represent him so far. He believes that the justice system will prove him innocent and does not want to go to court because of a personal dispute.

Meanwhile, Huang told China Press that he would still fulfill his duty as the city mayor and attend the information session held by California High-Speed Rail Authority in San Gabriel on Tuesday. He does not have to give up his post unless convicted.

China Press also consulted Chinese American lawyer Chunping Shen about the case. According to Shen, Huang is unlikely to be convicted of robbery because he apparently had no motive for doing so. However, according to Shen, the high bail of $100,000 means that the police considered it a serious crime. In addition, the fact that Huang drove at high speed knowing that the woman was still hanging on the car will probably bring him to court.
Huang told China Press that he had received more than 500 calls from friends over the past three days and thanked them for their support. He also mentioned the contributions he has made to San Gabriel in the past six year serving on the city council. 

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  1. Anyone see this? What is neighbors think? Hilarious. This tops Marion Berry smoking crack inside a DC hotel as the crazies suff done by a mayor.

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    Here is the Link: http://www.ktla.com/videobeta/06e8a92d-21e7-4931-ba59-3e87ed282a0f/News/…