Does a Backer of Shea’s & Choi’s No on R in Irvine Have a Shady Business Past?

Matt Coker at OC Weekly offers this follow up to an earlier post on the financial backers behind the No on R effort in Irvine backed by Christina Shea and Steven Choi.  One of them, Enterprise Co. of Santa Ana, gave $4,000 to the measure.  I wonder what’s in it for them?

Matt writes: 

Enterprise Co., which was incorporated in 1969 under the ownership of Orval and Albert Gould, has a solid reputation nationally when it comes to the design, engineering and manufacturing of equipment and systems for the solid waste, scrap processing and resource recovery industries. According to the company’s blurb on “Enterprise Company turns your visions into reality.”

But Enterprise helped turn the visions of Marion County, Florida, into a nightmare in the 1980s, when Orval Gould was in the middle of a fraud scheme that also involved Italian mobsters and Orange County’s adopted son, John Wayne.

Go to the Naval Gazing blog and read the whole thing.

  1 comment for “Does a Backer of Shea’s & Choi’s No on R in Irvine Have a Shady Business Past?

  1. November 2, 2008 at 10:56 pm

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