As Echo Park Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo Program Coordinator Fernando Chacon, attempts to become the latest member of the Southeast LA (via Ramona Gardens) Chacon Political Family to get elected to Public Office, we disclose the alleged, "Campaign Money Washing Proclivities" that have been the subject of multiple FPPC Sanctions.
** Blogger's Note:
In a Mayor Sam Exclusive (that you will NOT find within the supposed, Commerce Casino-financed "Los Chacon News"
), we present documentation (resulting in thousands of dollars in Fair Political Practice Commission
-sanctioned Fines) that highlights the alleged, Chacon Political Family's Campaign Money Washing Proclivities. Since being elected to their respective offices, the members of The Chacon Political Family have been investigated and FINED MULTIPLE TIMES
by the FPPC for numerous campaign contribution reporting violations. The LA Times reported in its missive on The Chacon Political Family,
the flow of campaign contributions to family members ......, In fact, the Chacon brothers used funds from their committees to pay siblings or other relatives at least 30 times over the last six years, according to campaign finance records reviewed by The Times. In 2010, Art Chacon's campaign committee awarded $5,000 in consulting fees to his brother and sister, even though he was running unopposed for the Central Basin water board. (No election was held: Chacon was proclaimed the winner.) Hector Chacon said the money was for work completed before the family learned that Art had no challenger .........., and put into the "Campaign Money Washing Machine" for a future "2015 Montebello City Council Election"? Below we provide links to the MULTIPLE FPPC SANCTIONS ......, and post excerpts that may show the TRUE sources of The Chacon Political Family Campaign Money (before washing, allegedly ........, and not reported in the supposed, Commerce Casino-financed "Los Chacon News")----Scott Johnson.
The alleged, "Chacon Political Family Campaign Money Washing Machine (with quick campaign spin cycles that cleanses the original sources of money)".
Commerce City Councilman Hugo Argumedo.
** In July of 2008,
Commerce City Councilman Hugo Argumedo was FINED $9,000 by the FPPC
for multiple violations of Campaign Finance Reporting. The following excerpt from the FPPC Documentation gives a glimpse on how Campaign Money is "washed into a campaign (allegedly)".
Anybody can "wash campaign money into a specific campaign" (from undisclosed sources) without supplying background documentation.
Central Basin Water District Director Art Chacon.
** In February of 2011,
Central Basin Water District Director Art Chacon was FINED $30,000 by the FPPC
for multiple violations of Campaign Finance Reporting. In the excerpts below, we note the persons of interest donating money and expose the "washing of campaign money", from and to, Chacon Family Members.
The "In Cycle" of the Chacon Political Family Campaign Money Washing Machine (Red Denotes Chacon Family Members including 2015 Montebello City Council Candidate Fernando Chacon).
The "Out Cycle" of the Chacon Political Family Money Washing Machine (Red Denotes Chacon Family Member-controlled Accounts including 2015 Montebello City Council Candidate Fernando Chacon).
Montebello Unified School Board Member Hector Chacon.
** In June of 2014,
Montebello Unified School Board Member Hector Chacon was FINED $16,000 by the FPPC
for multiple violations of Campaign Finance Reporting. From the Eastern Group Publications ........, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has fined Hector Chacon, a member of the Montebello Unified School District Board of Education for violations that date back to 2008 and 2009. The FPPC voted at its June 19 meeting to fine Chacon $16,000 for misusing campaign funds and for failing to report economic interests as required by law. According to the FPPC, Chacon’s campaign committee, California Citizens for Good Government, co-named in the complaint, paid his political consulting firm Quantum Management Services approximately $75,000 between 2008 and 2009, in violation of the Political Reform Act. The Act makes it illegal law to use campaign funds to pay entities where the political candidate has a controlling interest and influence, which Chacon had in Quantum as its sole owner and employee.
The Four Counts against Hector Chacon via the FPPC.
In lieu of the documented role of 2015 Montebello City Council Candidate Fernando Chacon, in the dubious Chacon Political Family Campaign Money Washing, voters should ponder whether they want to support the fourth potential member of a Political Family likely to face his own FPPC scrutiny?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Art Chacon, City of Montebello City Council, Fernando Chacon, Hector Chacon, Los Cerritos Community News, The Chacon Political Family