O.C. Supervisor Janet Nguyen has done it again. A few years ago she voted against letter grade health ratings for Orange County restaurants. I outed the fact that her husband, Tom Bonikowski, and her then Chief of Staff, Andrew Do, co-owned a Lee’s Sandwiches franchise in Stanton that had received a multitude of health code violations, then I found out that she had accepted over $25,000 in campaign donations from owners of other restaurants with health code violations. She of course mentioned NONE of that when she voted against the letter grade health ratings.
Bonikowski later sold his part of the franchise to Do. Bonikowski ended up getting appointed to the Garden Grove Planning Commission. Do ended up resigning from his position with Nguyen, and from the Garden Grove City Council. The ultimate bag man was left holding the bag.
This time we are finding out that Nguyen got thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Todd Theodora, the CalOptima lawyer who issued a secret report blasting CalOptima. His wife also contributed to Nguyen. Continue reading