Friday, April 29, 2011

Democrat fundraiser indicted

The Los Angeles Times reports on the indictment of a campaign cash bundler for two prominent LA politicians:
The developer of a controversial Koreatown hotel has been charged with illegally funneling $26,000 in contributions to the campaigns of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Councilman Jack Weiss, according to a five-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.

Prosecutors for Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley contend that developer Alexander Hugh, 62, worked with Annette Lee, 44, to have employees at Lee’s escrow company give donations of $1,000 or more to the campaigns of Villaraigosa and Weiss, who was then running for city attorney. Hugh then reimbursed the employees with cash, an illegal practice known as “campaign money laundering,” the indictment said.
Surprisingly, the LA Times omits mention of the politicians' party affiliations but both are Democrats (see here and here).

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