Fabian Nuñez To Be Investigated - La Opinión
by Christina Hoag
A California state commission will investigate Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez’s use of campaign funds to pay for foreign travel expenses, La Opinion has reported.
The Commission of Fair Political Practices will look into the Los Angeles Democrat’s spending of thousands of dollars on luxurious hotels, meals and gifts on European trips, the newspaper said Saturday. The expenses were first revealed in a Los Angeles Times investigation last month.
Nunez has defended his expenses, saying that all were within the law. He justified the trips as legitimate legislative and governmental business.
La Opinion said the investigation was sparked by a complaint by the Fund for the Defense of Legislative Terms. The Fund opposes Proposition 93 on the Feb. 5 ballot that seeks to extend the 12-year maximum that state legislators can serve to 14 years.
Nunez, who would be able to serve an additional term if the measure is approved, supports the initiative.
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