Chris Lanzillo told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday ( http://lat.ms/TALZEm) that he did nothing illegal by asking a woman to flirt with Councilman Gary Monahan at a tavern the politician owns. The story was first reported in an Orange County Register column ( http://bit.ly/TwjjKa).
Lanzillo also reported to police an erroneous suspicion that another councilman was driving drunk.
Lanzillo is declining to say who hired him and prosecutors are investigating.
Organized labor and the city have been battling for months and at least one councilman alleges Lanzillo was working for a law firm hired by the police union.
The union denies it and has fired the law firm.