Tag Archive for Integrity

Hoa Van Tran Campaign Linked to Gang Members

I a fresh story on the OC Register’s main page reporters Tony Saavedra and Peggy Lowe have a story about Hoa Van Tran campaign volunteers having been arrested for Gang related activity. Now this isn’t the frst we’ve heard of this but, if this story isn’t enough to make the Democratic Party of Orange County…

Can You Possibly Serve Two Masters?

Tonight the DPOC Central Committee is meeting and one of the actions that is likely to be discussed is stripping First District Supervisorial candidate Hoa Van Tran of the party’s endorsement.  Alicia Berhow is a member of the DPOC’s endorsement committee and according to my sources she and others with whom she has close ties to have…

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…

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’s Campaign Responds! And we don’t believe the answers.

Peggy Lowe at Total Buzz is reporting that she met with Hoa Van Tran and His campaign manager Edgardo Reynoso Monday to discuss the revelation of campaign finance reporting irregularities. According to Reynoso, the campaign “did not do anything improper” and the failures were the fault of the former staffer who disclosed (some of) them. …

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…