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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Mayor Sam Exclusive: An Examination of Political Consultant John Shallman Campaign Billings for the 2013 Municipal Elections

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we review the billing records of "Private Citizen/ Political Consultant" John Shallman's four candidates clients in the upcoming 2013 March Municipal Elections, as Shallman is the subject of an Ethics Complaint regarding unreported/ gift of campaign services to City Attorney Mike Feuer. 
What is the root motive of "Private Citizen/ Campaign Consultant" John Shallman's irregular billing practices?
Can we draw comparisons from the billing practice of Shallman and the nefarious fiscal shell games of his former bookkeeper Kinde Durkee?
** Blogger's note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we examine the irregular billing practices of the candidate clients of "Private Citizen / Campaign Consultant" John Shallman. The results of our tabulations of costs and billing practices, show an irregular billing process that favors accommodations for candidates on the top end of the local political pyramid.This process favors Mayoral Candidate Wendy "The Villar Greuel" ($75,000) and especially City Attorney Candidate Mike Feuer, who has been charged the paltry sum of ($7,871.43). Meanwhile, CD 11 Candidate Mike Bonin ($274,870) and CD 1 Candidate Gill Cedillo ($261,761), have provided most of Shallman's latest consulting fees (** we should also state that Shallman is doing IE work for UTLA). The Feuer billing, has provided fiscal fodder for the Carmen Trutanich Campaign, as they filed an Ethics Complaint against Feuer and Shallman, citing an alleged illegal scheme to donate consulting services, beyond the maximum $1,300 donation. One observer in conversation, upon learning of the numbers, could not help but draw comparisons to convicted campaign finance swindler and former Shallman book keeper Kinde Durkee, who move money from one account, to cover fiscal malfeasance's in another account, on numerous occasions. We invite Mr Shallman and his Attorney Andrew Cowan to comment on our findings---Scott Johnson.
** BREAKING NEWS: The mother of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, Easter Trutanich passed away this afternoon in San Pedro. The Trutanich Campaign has indefinitely suspended campaign activities to deal with family matters. Our prayers go out to the Trutanich Family.

 The Mayoral Campaign of City Controller Wendy "The Villar Greuel" has currently listed this one billing from John Shallman Communications. A paltry sum in comparison to $4 Million + in campaign expenditures.
02/17/13*Shallman Communications, Inc.  
Encino, CA 91436
Wendy Greuel 

1337185 - Wendy Greuel for Mayor 2013
E - Payment 
(CNS - Campaign Consultant) 

[Period: 02/17/13 to 02/27/13]
CD 1 City Council Candidate Gil Cedillo has Shallman-related expenditures totaling $261,761 dollars, with $140,000 +of that total listed as debt.
The recent replacement candidate for CD 11 City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Mike Bonin has in his short time running for office, accumulated $274,870 in billings from Shallman, including this cost for postage.
02/17/13*Shallman Communications  
Encino, CA 91436
Mike Bonin 
Council Member - District 11

1352608 - Mike Bonin for City Council 2013
E - Payment 
(POS - Postage) 

[Period: 02/17/13 to 02/27/13]

In conclusion, we recommend that Bonin and Cedillo, request the services of "The Villar Greuel" (when she is not engaging her campaign "Boss D"Arcy associate, in dinner table discussions) and ask her to find possible "Waste, Fraud and Abuse" in their respective campaign billings.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

This ia absurd. As an elected official who has been active politically for a long time, Trutanich certainly knows that there are federal court rulings allowing consultants to donate any or part of their services without it counting against contribution limits. Just because someone is a political pro, doesn't mean that they give up their free speech rights to participate in the process. In fact LA Lobbyist and consultant Rick Taylor who is running Nuch's campaign has donated his time and services to several efforts where he didn't get paid or got paid less than he might have made on the market.

March 02, 2013 6:55 PM  

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