Almost a half million dollars in political contributions have been used to help Democratic Senate leader Don Perata fend off a federal corruption probe. Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez gave his chief of staff 100,000 dollars originally collected to campaign for ballot measures. Is it all legal? Should contributors have been told? On Reporter’s Notebook, has South Central Los Angeles gone undercover?
Political Contributions: Where Does the Money Go?
From this Episode:
Top Democrats Use Campaign Funds for Staff Pay, Legal Fees
Democrat Don Perata of Oakland is president pro tem of the State Senate. He’s also been under federal investigation for four years. FBI agents have raided his home....