Twelve candidates or elected officials received contributions related to the Casden investigation, according to the city Ethics Commission. Other council members include Tony Cardenas ($4,000), Wendy Greuel ($5,500), Janice Hahn ($500), Tom LaBonge ($2,000), Parks ($4,000) and Greig Smith ($500). Delgadillo received $8,000. Antonio Villaraigosa received $2,000, and Connell received $60,973 in laundered contributions.
Who else returned money?
Connell sent $22,000 to the state general fund, Parks sent the state the $4,000 cashier's check, and Villaraigosa paid back $2,000. Like Weiss, Delgadillo, Greuel, Hahn, LaBonge and Smith paid nothing because they were advised they did not have an eligible campaign account to tap.
Trutanich has mentioned that Weiss was fined for 32 ethics violations -- is that true?
In an unrelated matter, the Ethics Commission found that Weiss failed to disclose copies of campaign mailings to the panel during the April and June 2001 elections. The rules require candidates to file original copies of mailers with the commission at the time they are distributed to allow the public to review them. Weiss' aides told the Ethics Commission that the violations resulted from "an unintentional and inadvertent oversight." Weiss was fined $4,800.