Tag Archive for ethics

Is Hoa Van Tran the Democrats Tan Nguyen?

We have been waiting at least 40 days for Hoa Van Tran to file his amended campaign finance reports. His campaign has misrepresented their intentions regarding this filing.  They have been saying for weeks that their Treasurer is reviewing the reports and will make amendments if necessary. The problem with that statement is that their…

Paul Lucas: Portrait of a Trojan Horse

Paul Lucas has been involved in Democratic Party politics for years. Whenever a democratic candidate or the party has needed help, he has been there. When there has been a labor strike, he has been there. So imagine the surprise when out of the blue, Paul pulled papers to run for Supervisor in the First…

Hoa’s Campaign Issues Its Own Deadline

For the past several weeks there has been an organized and concerted effort to attack and undermine the candidacy of the sole Democrat running for the First District Supervisorial seat. The smear campaign leveled at Hoa Van Tran and those around him has come from the left, members of this blog, and the right, Matt…

Hoa Clock Ticking

  Tick, tock, tick, tock; the accountability clock is ticking. Word on the street is there are some members of the Democratic Party of Orange County who will ask the Party Central Committee to reconsider its endorsement last month of Hoa Van Tran if amendments to his campaign finance reports are not filed with the Registrar…

Hoa Van Tran UPDATE: Grindle files complaint with AG

I found the following in the comments to the Total Buzz post about our investigation of Hoa Van Tran’s campaign disclosure reports and Matt Cunningham’s complaint to the DA. Here is the Total Buzz story. (OCRegister Photo) shirley grindle Says: May 10th, 2008 at 4:06 pm There is a lot more than $8,000 of unreported in-kind contributions…

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…