Nelson received $539 worth of wine from Potomac Partners, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying firm, a few weeks after he cast a deciding vote to award them a county contract. He says his approach is legal because he paid the contractors for the items out of campaign funds and will use them at an office event.
Orange County Dignity PAC, a political action committee formed by the Orange County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, will be fined $827 by the Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to report two expenditures and filing a late report for a third expenditure.
The group Fullerton Taxpayers for Reform will be fined $2,500 by the state’s ethics watchdog for distributing 500 campaign signs during the June 2016 primary election that failed to include proper funding disclosures.
Fred Ameri of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board was until Thursday a senior vice president of a firm that made hundreds of thousands of dollars working on the Poseidon desalination project.