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Friday, January 15, 2016

The Rising Cost of "Legal Arrangements" for Congressman Tony Cardenas

As the number of deposed Staffers working for the Officeholders of the imploding Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine continues to rise, its no surprise that the most recent costs of "Legal Arrangements" for Congressman Tony Cardenas has skyrocketed.
Reviewing the Rising Costs of Legal Arrangements is no Happy Matter for Congressman Tony Cardenas.

Blogger's Note: From the Website via "Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)",, comes the latest expose regarding the alleged, nefarious campaign misconduct, involving the Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) appears to be spending a lot of time with his lawyers lately. In the last three months, his campaign committee spent $131,470 on “legal services” with five separate law firms, according to new campaign finance records. The legal expenses, which are more than Rep. Cárdenas’ campaign spent in the three previous quarters combined, suggest that a federal investigation involving one of his aides has intensified.  
In April 2015, Gabriela Marquez, the top staffer in Rep. Cárdenas’ district office, informed the House of Representatives that she had been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury. Roll Call reported at the time that Marquez had been questioned about whether staffers in Rep. Cárdenas office did campaign work on official time. Politico reported that the FBI was focusing on work Marquez did for other campaigns, not for Rep. Cárdenas. 

The rate in the rise of Congressman Cardenas's Legal Arrangements, can be compared to the speed exhibited by the Gerry Guzman-consulted Northeast San Fernando Valley Political Machine, in having all available, paid staffers show up at the LA County Registrar Recorder Office in Norwalk, to hopefully influence the 2014 39th AD Ballot Count, eventually won by now Assemblywoman Patty Lopez.
Yet, while the speculation regarding the genesis of the FBI/Federal Grand Jury Investigation of the Northeast San Fernando Valley Political Machine, is fixated on staffer's involvement in the 2014 39th AD Campaign, we have obtain documentation that highlight the role of out-going CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuentes Staffer Tania Soto, in overseeing the Independent Expenditure Committee for the "Go Active Democrats"                                                  
In reviewing the document linked above, it seems that the Go Active IE overseen by Soto, was a fiscal tool to move campaign money from the likes of Congressman Candenas and then Assemblyman Bocanegra ......., to the City Council Campaigns of CD 6 City Councilman Nury Martinez and her boss, CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuentes----Scott Johnson.
CD 7 Councilman Felipe Fuentes Staffer Tania Soto.
Go Active Democrats IE, Page 1
Go Active Democrats IE Contributions.
Go Active Democrats Expenditures to Councilpersons Martinez and Fuentes.

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