FPPC TO INVESTIGATE SUPERVISOR ANDREW DO FOR USING FUNDS SOLICITED FROM A BUDDHIST TEMPLE FOR CAMPAIGN PURPOSES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 1, 2016
CONTACT: STEPHEN SHIPMAN, 949-375-4577
GARDEN GROVE – California Fair Political Practices Commission Enforcement Division Spokesperson Chloe Hackert confirmed today that the State’s Ethics Committee would investigate a new complaint against County Supervisor Andrew Do.
The complaint which was filed by Do’s opponent Garden Grove City Councilmember Phat Bui, accuses Do of violation of the California General Code Section 82025 misusing $60,490 solicited from a Buddhist Temple and private companies which were earmarked for a “Mile Square Park Public Art/Historic Project.”
“Supervisor Andrew Do has a history of misusing the power of his office for self-serving political purposes. He is already under investigation for using county funds to pay for campaign-style mass mailings. Now he will be investigated for taking money from local charities and giving it to his political campaign worker. It is no wonder that State Senator Janet Nguyen and others who formerly supported Supervisor Do have denounced him,” said Phat Bui.
Andrew Do is currently under investigation by the FPPC for using taxpayer funds to send out illegal “campaign style” mass mailings. That investigation was started by a complaint from Councilman Bui.
About Phat Bui
In 2014, Phat Bui was elected to the Garden Grove City Council, where he has been a leader in efforts to reform City government. Phat built a successful business that provides software solutions to government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Phat Bui’s is an American story. His family escaped from communist tyranny in Vietnam. One of eight children, Pat arrived in America by boat, determined to build a better life.