Lobbying firm McAllister & Quinn has filed papers to terminate its representation of Bell, Calif., after the city drew nationwide attention for the arrest of its mayor and seven other current or former officials.
McAllister & Quinn has been registered to lobby for Bell off and on since 2007, according to U.S. Senate records. The firm worked primarily on congressional appropriations and it has reported $145,000 in revenue from the city.
The firm’s termination is dated Sept. 22, a day after the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office arrested the eight officials. The officials are charged with misappropriating more than $5.5 million of city money by, among other things, paying themselves salaries that were among the highest in the nation for municipal officials.
No one from McAllister & Quinn has been accused of any wrongdoing. Messages left today with the city and McAllister & Quinn were not returned.