The following headline caught my eye in the OCRegister tonight.
Supervisor candidate distances his campaign from gang shooting
Meanwhile District Attorney announces investigation into campaign’s finances.
From the OCR story:
Meanwhile, Tuesday, county prosecutors confirmed they are investigating complaints that Tran violated state law by filing incomplete financial disclosures. However, Tran’s campaign may have made the complaints moot by filing last minute amendments on Monday.
With the amendments, Tran dodged a vote by the Orange County Democrats that called for rescinding the party’s endorsement. His long delay lit up the blogosphere, both Democratic and Republican, and led to complaints being filed with the district attorney and the state attorney general.
Among other things, Tran’s original filing didn’t include payments to his campaign manager, Edgardo Reynoso, and reported $17,263 fewer expenditures than the amendment filed Monday.Ã‚Â
I understand that OCR reporters Tony Saavedra and Peggy Lowe do this stuff for a living, but how about giving Matt Cunningham over at Red County and myself a little credit for bringing up the whole issue of Hoa Van Tran and his “HINKY” finance reports to begin with. In this post, I outlined in detail the reporting violations and pegged them at between $16,000 and $17,000. Looks like I kinda got it DEAD ON.
Not for nothin, but if Matt and I hadn’t brought this up there would be no complaints filed with the District Attorney or Attorney General.Ã‚Â If we had not called for accountability, the Democratic Party of Orange County would not have demanded that Hoa’s campaign file amended returns.
So what’s it take to get a hat tip around here?Ã‚Â Just saying something lit up the republican and democratic blogosphere kind of diminishes the homework we did. I’m beginning to wonder if it wasn’t for us, nobody would know about any of this hinky crap. Feel free to visit the OCR story and point this out in the comments sectionÃ‚Â if you like.