Thursday, April 28, 2005

Arrest Made In Plaza Mexico Prompted by Sale of Illegal Merchandise

Lynwood, CA – Heleodoro Elmilio Felix 32, owner of E&M Records in Plaza Mexico was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriffs on April 27, 2005 at 4:40 pm. Mr. Felix was arrested without incident at his business located at Plaza Mexico, and was charged with Possession of over 1,000 counterfeit articles. Donald Chae, owner of Plaza Mexico, who is competing to develop a project on Long Beach Blvd, has stated that all businesses in Plaza Mexico provide top quality products. Mr. Felix was released on $20,000 bail amount on April 28, 2005.

See Arrest Info Here.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's what usually happens at these types of places, "SWAPMEETS".

Wait till we hear about the arrests on the illegal drugs that a couple of merchants are selling.

Anonymous said...

Scary stuff! Where are our fearless leaders to protect us. I know...

Protecting the business interests of the landlords to these merchants.

Keep an eye on those campaign contributions!

Astor Gates said...

Drugs? That’s a very serious allegation.

What does this story have to do with political corruption?

I'm sure there are many merchants all over the county doing the same thing.
Selling pirated copies of many items.

To connect this alleged crime to anyone else other than Mr. Felix is irresponsible and a stretch.

To the publisher(s) of this website and it’s readers, a reminder:
Forget not that the 1st amendment gives us the right of freedom of speech and with that right also comes the responsibility not to slander or misrepresent the truth. Let’s not misuse that right!

Also why not post positive stories? It seems that only bad things happen in Lynwood and that its elected officials are corrupt and never do anything good for Lynwood.

Anonymous said...

People lets be realistic about this issue. Mr. Felix has not been the first and last to sell illegal merchandise to be judged and pointed in this manner as if it was a phenomenon. There's many other "Swapmeets" that sell numerouse amounts of illegal merchandise. All of you are aware of that fact, but in this circumstance it is to your advantage to ignore it.Why? because Mr. Felix is a vendor from Plaza Mexico of course The City members as a Whole not excluding , but including everyone will take advantage of every misstep to damage Plaza Mexico's reputation. Is it necessary for me to outline why? I think I do, because the city instead of being proud of the recognition not only the plaza but even the city is getting, they seem to show the opposite, because Plaza Mexico is covering all the bases & maybe even interfering with the city's projects.Now from what I read in this blog that they're trying to construct in Long Beach blvd, now that gives them even more to hate & talk about.This issue has much more bias opinions that misrepresented the truth. This website was created to outline and stop political corruption, so to the publishers I say you focus on that and not on these insignificant topics. Also, one more suggestion you don't have to go far because corruption is found in the main head of Lynwood, the board members and that's nothing new either just that they use issues like this to cover up for their own corruption.

Anonymous said...

People lets be realistic about this issue. Mr. Felix has not been the first and last to sell illegal merchandise to be judged and pointed in this manner as if it was a phenomenon. There's many other "Swapmeets" that sell numerouse amounts of illegal merchandise. All of you are aware of that fact, but in this circumstance it is to your advantage to ignore it.Why? because Mr. Felix is a vendor from Plaza Mexico of course The City members as a Whole not excluding , but including everyone will take advantage of every misstep to damage Plaza Mexico's reputation. Is it necessary for me to outline why? I think I do, because the city instead of being proud of the recognition not only the plaza but even the city is getting, they seem to show the opposite, because Plaza Mexico is covering all the bases & maybe even interfering with the city's projects.Now from what I read in this blog that they're trying to construct in Long Beach blvd, now that gives them even more to hate & talk about.This issue has much more bias opinions that misrepresented the truth. This website was created to outline and stop political corruption, so to the publishers I say you focus on that and not on these insignificant topics. Also, one more suggestion you don't have to go far because corruption is found in the main head of Lynwood, the board members and that's nothing new either just that they use issues like this to cover up for their own corruption.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous comment and this issue doesn't have to do much with the purpose of this website. Instead of pointing out what Plaza Mexico do or doesn't do they should spend that time fixing the corruption found in the city board members that just seek for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the people. They're just interested in money and maybe that's why they're just jelouse of Plaza Mexico. Plaza Mexico does sell quality products, I shop there and as a resident in Lynwood I say publishers please focus on more important issues that deal with corruption in the city and not on trying to damage other people's repuation to use it for your own advantage.

Anonymous said...

To the publishers of this web site:
What was the purpose to post this issue? If it was to destroy the recognition that Plaza Mexico is getting, let me tell you that all you did the opposite. This just brought out the envy that all of you have for Plaza Mexico and didn't miss the opportunity to post this because to begin with, this issue doesn't go in accordance of the purpose of this website. So just put your personal problems aside because we don't want to know them and just face it that Plaza Mexico is an awesome place that has a lot to offer to the public. I really enjoy going there, So Plaza Mexico keep it up!! Just because the place isn't owned by the city like many wished doesn't make it a bad place. So publisher's be careful of the issues you post because it might turn out to be used against you.. and the city. Also next time I hope to read real corruption issues found in the city!

Anonymous said...

the city owns plaza mexico they gave pl mexico more than 7 millions,the city has waived licenses fee not one time,two times.i have more but ill share with you another day.

Anonymous said...

Vamos hablar de La Plaza Mexico

Que es la plaza Mexico????

Primero era Una tienda De Ropa muy reconocida La cerraron en los 80's Por que nos preguntamos.?. bueno por que empezo a llegar la Raza.. y la gente no compraba salia a Paramount swap meet... O al swap meet de Compton donde tambien teniamos una tienda reconocida Sears. Pero otra vez la raza llego y pues como ahora dicen lo que el publico pida ...

Llego el la market place , dueños unos Corianos 2 hermanos uno de ellos conocia muy bien la cultura Mexicana con un Epañol muy bien aprendido puesto que vivio algun tiempo en Guadalajara. Se puede decir que quiere mucho a Mexico.

El Señor Donald ayudo mucho a la comunidad atravez de sus activitas y politicos de la ciudad de Lynwood .voy a dar algunos nombres

Margaret Araujo
Matilde Zapien
Adolfo Lopez
Maria Lopez
Arturo Reyes
Armando REa
Ricardo Sanchez
Fernando Pedroza
Raul Varela
El señor Danold dio y recontra dio
Presto sus locales para muchas actividades. No se acuerdan con el Idiota de Sanchez uso parte de la propiedad de plaza Mexico para hacer su colecta para Centro America cuando el Mitch??( que mucha de la mercancia nunca llego a su destino) gracias a Donald

Se acuerdan Cuando Raul y sus familias coruptas Vendieron Cuetes en la plaza mexico ??? gracias a Donald

Se acuerdan cuando Rea vendio taquitos para su campaña?

cuantos pavos no regalo Donald ataravez de Margaret y otros grupos ??

Mal o Bien muchas familias se beneficiaron y comieron cuando muchos estabamos celebrando el dia de gracias ( Gracias a Donald )

En Muchas ocaciones el Ayudo a que muchos de nuestros estudiantes se graduaran atravez de Matilde Zapien . Presto local para que se envolvieran regalos para Navidad, y eso se fuera para vecas de GED.

Todos los politicos y aspirantes a politicos llegaron a ver a Donald para que los ayudara.. solo el y los que le pideron ayuda saben cuanto les dio.

Por cuantos años el Ballet Folklorico Alegria Mexicana que despues se separaron y se hizo otro grupo que ahora es Alma latina se beneficio del local de Donald Chea sin pagar un cinco.

Niñas Y Niños que en lugar de andar afuera sin nada que hacer el les dio la oportunidad.

Y ahora dicen que la ciudad le dio 7 millones... que no se que pues tal vez si se los dio... pero cuanto se han robado los mismos politicos cuanto hemos gastado en demandas.. cuanto ??? le dieron en propiedad a Raul Varela y en Contrato a Raul Varela. Tambien a quien contrato Donald para que hicieran la Construccion de La Plaza Mexico sera a una Amigo de Raul Varela.>???


Señores No nos hagamos Pemex... veamos las cosas como son .. Vean a Lynwood Veanlo Es mucho mejor que otros Años.. Librerias La plaza mexico esta re Chula...Vean edificio tan lindo... que parece el pueblo de muchos de nosotros .

Denle gracias a el señor Chea que aprecia lo Mexicano .

No le hechemos tierra a a guien que a dado mucho a nuestra comunidad.

Recuerden que el es un comerciante y que lo unico que quiere es quedar bien con todos .

Por que no decimos nada por lo que en verdad hace ver fea a nuestra ciudad.

todos esos mecanicos que cambian el aceite y lo tiran en nuestras calles, todas nuestras paderes pintadas y carros abandonados , calles que no sabes sin vas o bienes de lo mal que estan .

Ahora si se venden cosas inlegales en la Plaza Mexico no es pulpa de nadie mas del que lo compra . por que si tenemos quien lo compra tendermos quien lo venda.

Landeros... deja de hacer tus juntitas de mal gusto. Ponte a trabajar. Haz en verdad algo buen por tu comunidad .

Yo no estoy de ninugna parte pero a mi me gusta decier la verdad y ponerle a sus cosas por su nombre.

asi que antes de seguir paren piensen y actuen. Es de sabios recapacitar y volver a intentar.
Una cosa si les digo La plaza Mexico esta bien chula cuidemosla..y si pasan cosas malas en ella no es la palza es la gente .

Anonymous said...

al comentario de arriba te felicito dices muy bien las cosas. se ve que si conoces la politica en lynwood.lo unico que te falto mencionar es que plaza mexico tiene muchas irregularidades,como residente de lynwood, no se como le dejaron pasar tanto tiempo a todo esto, a mi lla me hubieran multato.plaza mexico tiene mas de 20 violaciones. que me dices a eso.

Anonymous said...

Gracias por su comentario... Ya les dije no estoy a favor de nadie.. y si en relaidad ( que no lo dudo ) existen esas inregularidades tienen que ser enforsadas.. y eso solo se le atribulle a la ciudad code enforcement... esos son otros que no los dejan hacer su trabajo .

Es la responsabilidad de nosotros como residentes de lynwood hacer que el sistema trabaje.. digame no cree que tanta culpa tiene el que mata la vaca como el que le jala la pata...

gracias..

Anonymous said...

It is ashame that people will get on this site to talk about people with out having the facts. Sears and Montgomery Wards left Lynwood do to employees stealing too much, not because of raza moving to Lynwood. Mr.Chae has helped alot of people even before he desided to build Plaza Mexico. Do you even know how many people in Lynwood benefited by his help. Also you need to do your homework about the history of Lynwood before you say something that is not true. Years ago the old Montgomery Wards site was to be a shoping center with the Food-For-Less facing Imperial Hwy with a Marie Calandar facing Long Beach Bl. and their's alot more about the city you don't know so do your home work!!. talk about issues not lies and mis facts

Anonymous said...

para june 3, 2:58 tu dices que es codeenforment el que debe hacer su trabajo,cuando ciertos consejales les dicen a los empleados de la ciudad que no se metan con Plaza Mexico,como quieres que ellos hagan su trabajo.desde Rea,Richads,byrd,pedroza y Leti protejen a PLaza Mexico. que me dices sobre las licensia como pudo haber llegado la cuenta hasta 23,000.00 en 12/2003