The email's subject line says "Jose Huizar under criminal investigation by the FBI."
The campaign's statement reads as follows:
As you may have read in the Los Angeles Times yesterday, Jose Huizar is currently under criminal investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I believe we deserve better and more ethical representation than what Jose Huizar currently offers the residents of Council District 14.&c. A general definition of defamatory libel is "Deliberate publication of defamatory lies which the publisher knows to be false." The standard applies to public figures; for a public figure, the figure has to demonstrate malicious intent.
I will work hard to bring public accountability, transparency, and fiscal responsibility to the office of the City Council. I would appreciate your consideration for your vote on the March 8th election.