The indictment against John Drayman on Tuesday was only the latest in legal woes the former city councilman has had to grapple with over the last several years.
Some of his troubles — namely those associated with an expensive home remodel tied to an affordable housing developer accused of bilking Glendale of millions of dollars via inflated construction bills — came to light as he sought, and eventually lost, reelection.
A look back at the major developments in the legal web that has entangled Drayman:
Advanced Development and Investment Inc. — the Los Angeles-based developer responsible for most of Glendale's large-scale affordable housing projects — has been under federal investigation for more than a year. ADI allegedly bilked Glendale and other cities of millions of dollars by inflating budgets and reporting false invoices.
Glendale filed a lawsuit against the company in 2011 to recoup the money.
National Fire Systems & Services Inc. was a subcontractor for ADI, but also the lead contractor on Drayman's condominium renovation, despite not having a general contractor's license when it began the project.