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Headlines: Fatburger CEO Under Investigation; Sewage Spill Closes Newport Beaches

7:48 AM PST on February 22, 2022

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Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—A federal investigation has been opened into the conduct of Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of Fat Brands, the company that owns both the Fatburger and Johnny Rockets chains. This follows a December FBI raid on his son as part of an investigation into securities and wire fraud, money laundering, and attempted tax evasion. [RB]

—L.A. rapper G Perico lost half a tooth and some blood in a car accident this weekend. [IG]

—A blocked sewer line at a Newport restaurant has led to a spill of 35,000-50,000 untreated sewage, yet again closing a stretch Southland beaches. [LAT]

—A car speeding away from the scene of an Anaheim restaurant on Monday shooting struck a pole, killing both passengers. [NBC]

—A street takeover involving several high powered cars blocked a major South L.A. intersection on Sunday night, while a similar takeover happened in Beverly Hills, leading to several arrests. [NBC]

—54 CHP officers have been charged with accumulating over $226,000 in falsified hours in a fraud scheme. [ABC]

—A Huntington Beach Police helicopter crashed into the ocean, startling beach-goers, this weekend. [HBPD]

—"Vegan Mexican food is kind of having a moment in Orange County." [LAT]

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