Tag Archive for ethics

Blog Investigations Lead to Formal Complaint Against Hoa Van Tran

I reported earlier today about my investigation of campaign finance reporting problems with the Hoa Van Tran for Supervisor Campaign. Both TheLiberalOC.com and Red County/OC Blog have been running a countdown since Red County first raised the issue of possible reporing errors on April 21st. In my report today I detailed those errors and called…

Why’s it so hard for Hoa Van Tran to report expenses?

For the last couple of weeks Red County/OC Blog and The LiberalOC.com have been calling on Orange County First District Supervisor candidate Hoa Van Tran to file amendments to the campaign finance returns he filed for the period ending March 17, 2008, which on the surface appeared to be highly inaccurate. Jubal/Matt Cunningham at Red…

Hoa Van Tran – Desperately Implying Endorsements

Hoa Van Tran’s first mail piece hit the First Supes District on Thursday. The mailer touted his commitment to serving the people of the first district and his “no-nonsense leadership for Central Orange County.”  There are several pictures on the mailer, one with an elected official from the First District. Side by side, Hoa Van Tran…

Street Swept Under The Rug. AGAIN!

The Orange County Register’s Peggy Lowe reports today that Treasurer Chriss Street has been cleared in a contract probe by County CEO Tom Mauk, but several county workers are disciplined after purchasing process violations. Go Figure.  The executives at the top usually get away with the stuff they direct, while the mid-level managers and workers get…

Getting Away With Fraud?

Sometimes it seems that government officials have no ethics anymore. In the case of Orange County, it is interesting how many instances of corruption or ethical lapses are prevalent in our government institutions. Whether it is Sheriff Mike Corona and his “Coronies,” the Capistrano Unified and Santa Ana Unified School District administrators, or senior managers…