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Friday, August 30, 2019

Allegations of O.C. Assemblyman Lavishly Spending Campaign Funds Draw Scrutiny From Watchdog

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California’s campaign watchdog said Thursday that it’s investigating allegations that a sitting state lawmaker used campaign funds to fly his family to a Boston Red Sox baseball game, among other purported examples of lavish spending.

The Fair Political Practices Commission released a letter saying it is reviewing allegations that Republican Assemblyman Bill Brough of Dana Point improperly used campaign funds to benefit himself and his family.

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The latest complaint was filed by conservative activist and blogger Aaron Park.

He says campaign spending records show Brough “took a two-day pleasure trip” to Boston with his wife and two children in 2017 to take in a Red Sox game before joining other members of the Legislature’s informal “Irish Caucus” in Ireland. He alleges that Brough improperly used his campaign fund to pay more than $2,700 for airfare and a hotel.

To be honest, isn’t it refreshing for a story involving dubious political spending and baseball to not involve stadium financing?

 

QLE Posted: August 30, 2019 at 05:10 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: corruption, red sox

 

 

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