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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

BREAKING NEWS - Ethics Commission Fines Councilmembers!

MoneyOK, maybe not breaking news.

Some of this is old, some is new, but it is all worth mentioning. The LA City Ethics commission struck again yesterday accusing councilmembers Zine, Weiss, Greuel, and Smith, City Attorney Delgadillo, and failed mayoral candidate Kathleen Connell of various infractions regarding donations to various campaigns.

While Zine led the list with a possible $115,000 fine for charges related to using a city phone to make campaign calls, the others are more fun to chat about because the include the "L" word - LAUNDERING

Quoting the LA Times:

Pelham also issued accusations in two political money-laundering cases Monday, including an allegation that Acosta & Co. and owner Steve Acosta, a CPA, reimbursed political contributions made by others to the 2001 campaigns of council members Jack Weiss, Wendy Greuel and Greig Smith, and of City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo.

In the other case, Pelham alleged that Design Masonry and its owner, Randall Carpenter, were involved in laundering $3,000 in contributions to the campaigns of Weiss and 2001 mayoral candidate Kathleen Connell.

Acosta and Carpenter were among 14 subcontractors to Alan Casden's development firm who pleaded no contest in October to criminal charges of participating in a political money-laundering scheme at City Hall, along with a vice president of the Casden company.


And people wonder why MEAV won the election based on his stance against corruption. Hmmm...I think I have an idea!

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Ethics Commission failed to mention Antonio Laundering Marxist Villaraigosa.

June 21, 2005 10:17 AM  

Blogger Westsider said:

Get over it. Jimmy's out and Antonio's in.

June 21, 2005 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jack Weiss doesn't surprise me, but Wendy?

June 21, 2005 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's in....and already subverting the democratic process. Lobbyists and others are being told by our new mayor not to give money to the Pacheco campaign. It's one thing for MEAV to support and endorse Huizar for CD14 - that's the proper thing to do if Villaraigosa thinks Huizar is the better candidate - but it's something else to interfere with another candidate's fundraising.

It seems Pacheco is raising money at a faster rate than Huizar and his camp give no credence to my theory. But two lobbyists have told me otherwise.

June 23, 2005 12:07 AM  

Blogger charles peyton said:

I am about to break a story to the news media regarding Mrs. Greuels further corruption, is there any way myself or my neighboring business owner James Britten of Brittany floors 5232 Laurel Canyon could have a copy emailed to me so I can put it on the disc of evidence I have? If so please mail it to charles@charlespeyton.com .
I have quite a collection of video taped evidence that is broadcast quality so I am hoping the news picks it up. Pretty heavy stuff regarding misuage of office as well as another land misuage appropreiation

February 13, 2006 5:52 PM  

Blogger charles peyton said:

I am about to break a story to the news media regarding Mrs. Greuels further corruption, is there any way myself or my neighboring business owner James Britten of Brittany floors 5232 Laurel Canyon could have a copy emailed to me so I can put it on the disc of evidence I have? If so please mail it to charles@charlespeyton.com .
I hae quite a collection of video taped evidence that is broadcast quality so I am hoping the news picks it up. Pretty heavy stuff regarding misuage of office as well as another land misuage appropreiation, I call it "a Greueling Dicovery in Valley Village"

February 13, 2006 5:54 PM  

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