The FBI, Internal Revenue Service, district attorney and U.S. attorney’s office have formed a task force to investigate reports of political corruption in Orange County, the FBI confirmed Wednesday. The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission, which enforces campaign reporting laws and is investigating a majority of the Board of Supervisors, as well as the board of CalOptima, also is working closely with the task force, according to county sources, according to the Voice of OC. Continue reading
By NORBERTO SANTANA JR., TRACY WOOD AND NICK GERDA, The Voice of OC
The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission confirmed Tuesday that the agency is investigating a majority of Orange County supervisors along with the CalOptima board of directors for potential conflict of interest violations of the Political Reform Act, based on the findings of two Orange County Grand Jury reports filed earlier this year alleging corruption at the highest levels of county government.
The revelation about the FPPC probe spilled out from an emotional public meeting Tuesday where all five county supervisors lashed out publicly at Orange County grand jurors accusing them of using irresponsible headlines to cover badly focused probes that had now triggered state reviews. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: I heard today from an O.C. political veteran who explained that Roger Faubel has never been the “former President/CEO of “OC Taxpayers Association”,” and that this FPPC complaint is not expected to go anywhere. UPDATE – Hold the presses! The OC Taxpayer’s Association 2010 tax return does indeed list Roger Faubel as their CEO.
Source: Capistrano Common Sense Blog
Secretary of State Debra Bowen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2013
Contact: Shannan Velayas, (916) 653-6575
SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today appointed Patricia Wynne to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), which interprets and enforces the California Political Reform Act. A 30-year veteran of state government service, Wynne will retire on March 29 and assume the FPPC office on April 8 for a term ending in January 2017. Wynne will replace Bowen’s prior appointee, Elizabeth Garrett, who served a full term from 2009 to 2013. Garrett
will continue serving until Wynne is sworn in. Continue reading