The only thing certain about a close election is that whether or not anyone has officially decided to seek a recount, the rumors start the moment the election results are certified. As soon as Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley certified the results of the June 5th Primary Election, I started hearing rumors that a recount was going to happen in the 69th Assembly race.
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Around the end of April and early May, Iglesias and her supporters were actively gathering signatures for her independent campaign for Congress. Those supporters included her sister Sylvia a SSA Manager and an SSA employee at the same office as Sylvia (a close family friend to both Iglesias sisters). One of the places that the SSA employee sought signatures was at work. Our investigation has found at this point ten workers, at the Santa Ana Central Regional Office (CRO) of SSA, who were allegedly approached by this employee to sign Cecilia Iglesiasâ€™ nomination petition at the SSA worksite.
In the months following the layoffs of Welfare Fraud Investigators by the Social Services Agency, the amount of fraud found dropped by 30% resulting in an estimated $9.6 million in fraudulent payments during the last six months of 2009.
SANTA ANA – Today being the last day of the County fiscal year it is also the last day for the Board of Supervisors to approve their final budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year. As we saw in the budget hearings last week, there will be significant cuts to programs and services due to the…