John Drayman’s connection to a number of investigations — federal and local — continued to make headlines this year, keeping the former city councilman in the spotlight long after he lost his seat on the dais in April.
Investigations into his ties with an affordable housing developer accused of massive fraud and his alleged role in embezzlement of funds from the local farmers market dominated the news cycle this year — a fall-from-grace story that left his voter base in North Glendale bristling.
Throughout the developments, Drayman has managed to maintain a loyal following, but for much of 2011, the Montrose star has seen his shine dim.
Drayman’s woes began when the manager of an affordable housing developer accused of bilking Glendale and other cities of millions was tied to a remodel of his condominium a month prior to the 2011 election.
His connection to Advanced Development Inc. — which is under federal investigation for allegedly inflating the costs of affordable housing developments in Glendale and other cities — was aired during the campaign. He landed in third place in the two-seat race after rising to office in 2007 as the top vote-getter.