Skip to comments.2 accused of illegal contributions to Antonio Villaraigosa, Jack Weiss campaigns
Posted on 04/30/2011 4:25:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A campaign fundraiser for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been charged with illegally funneling $26,000 in contributions to the mayor and former City Councilman Jack Weiss, according to a five-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.
Prosecutors with the LA County district attorney's office contend that Alexander Hugh, worked with Annette Lee, to have employees at Lee's escrow company give donations of $1,000 or more to the campaigns of Villaraigosa and Weiss.
Hugh reimbursed the employees with cash, an illegal practice known as campaign money laundering.
Campaign fundraising violations only occasionally result in criminal prosecutions. The most recent concluded in 2009, when two Florida businessmen were fined $312,000 after participating in a scheme to reimburse contributors to Villaraigosa's 2005 election campaign.
Hugh was with Villaraigosa in South Korea as part of the mayor's Asia trade mission in 2006. He won approval of a controversial hotel project in 2007. And he co-hosted separate fundraisers in 2008 for Villaraigosa and Weiss, who was then running for city attorney.
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Shocking,simply shocking.And so unexpected....
Errr,not really-just business as usual for socialists.
Jack THE CROOK Weiss is our congress creep.... our district is so tied to this cheat. I hope this and the redistricting give us a chance to break free from his corrupt chains....
Well,, Hugh and series, and mute and irrevalunt!
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