Tag Archive for corruption

Great Park Forensic Audit; was the Bid Rigged?

Great Park Ballon Ride - Photo: Violeta Vaqueiro

The Voice of OC has a blockbuster story today from an auditor who declined to submit a bid to conduct the Great Park Foresnic Audit on the grounds that the project was not independent and was designed to lead to a biased conclusion.  We’ve been saying all along, this audit was a taxpayer-funded withhunt designed…

Fine Levied in 2012 Irvine Election Dark Money Case

Jon Fleischman

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a $14,000 fine has been levied against a Pennsylvania donor and a Virginia non-profit for disguising contributions in the dark money donation that helped topple the Democratic majority in the 2012 City of Irvine Elections.  It’s a wholly-inadequate fine and proves elections can be purchased for the right buyer.…

Janet Nguyen’s Laundered Money – Still Dirty

Money-Laundry

Last week, the Voice of OC reported on an ongoing FPPC investigation of Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s campaign funding irregularities involving unemployed and student donors. It took a few days, but on Thursday afternoon the other shoe dropped. A detailed review of the court documents revealed that the FPPC had more than just a hunch behind its subpoenas.

Independent Report on Pulido Property Swap Leaks Out

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Voice of OC got its investigative hands on the damning independent legal analysis report on the property swap between Pulido’s family trust and a city contractor. As we expected, such things as an explosive legal investigation report could not possibly be kept silent in the context of a hotly contested political battle during an election year.