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October 12, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Fair Political Practices Commission filed a 404-count complaint Wednesday against an organization that was the driving force behind an unsuccessful attempt to recall former state Sen. David A. Roberti, accusing the group of trying to hide the true source of many of its campaign contributions. If the organization, Californians Against Corruption, is found culpable on all counts, it would result in record-breaking fines of more than $800,000, commission Chairman Ravi Mehta said.
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November 3, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state political watchdog agency Thursday levied an $808,000 fine--the highest of its kind in state history--against an anti-gun control group for failing to adequately report its campaign finances as it worked to oust former state Sen. David Roberti from office in 1994. Named in the record-breaking fine by the state Fair Political Practices Commission was Californians Against Corruption, a South Bay organization that led a fight to recall Roberti, and two of the group's treasurers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state political watchdog agency Thursday levied an $808,000 fine--the highest of its kind in state history--against an anti-gun control group for failing to adequately report its campaign finances as it worked to oust former state Sen. David Roberti from office in 1994. Named in the record-breaking fine by the state Fair Political Practices Commission was Californians Against Corruption, a South Bay organization that led a fight to recall Roberti, and two of the group's treasurers.
NEWS
October 19, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men whose unsuccessful efforts to recall a state senator led to a record-breaking, 404-count complaint filed by the state Fair Political Practices Commission accused the watchdog agency on Wednesday of engaging in prosecutorial overkill. "In my view, this is tantamount to harassment," Steve Cicero, one of two defendants, said of the massive FPPC complaint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supporters of state Senate leader David A. Roberti launched a counterattack Monday against a pro-gun group that is working to defeat him, charging that the organization violated state campaign disclosure laws. Roberti said three of his supporters filed a complaint with the state's Fair Political Practices Commission aimed at Californians Against Corruption, which has claimed that it sent more than 200,000 anti-Roberti attack mailers to San Fernando Valley voters and plans more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two groups fighting to recall state Sen. David Roberti (D-Van Nuys) released their delinquent campaign finance reports Monday showing they had raised $164,000 since July 1, 1993, much of it in individual donations under $100. "We have nothing to hide," said attorney Kevin Washburn as he and other leaders of the anti-Roberti effort publicly released the campaign disclosure reports one week after a state agency had been asked to prosecute the recall movement for failing to file its reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two groups seeking to oust state Sen. David Roberti in an upcoming April 12 recall election were accused Monday of violating state laws that require them to disclose who is funding their political activities. In a complaint filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission, the Coalition to Restore Government Integrity and Californians Against Corruption were accused of failing to file two campaign finance reports each, one that was due Jan. 31, the other March 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Fair Political Practices Commission on Wednesday filed a 404-count complaint against an organization that was the driving force behind an unsuccessful attempt to recall former state Sen. David Roberti, accusing the group of trying to hide the true source of many of its campaign contributions. If the organization, Californians Against Corruption, is found culpable on all counts, it would result in record-breaking fines of more than $800,000, said FPPC Chairman Ravi Mehta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to stymie the reelection of a major political foe, gun owners across the country are planning an extensive mail campaign against Democratic state Sen. David A. Roberti as he seeks a seat on unfamiliar political turf in the San Fernando Valley, a gun rights activist said Thursday. But Roberti's campaign manager charged Thursday that gun activists were trying to deceive voters by hiding the true source of flyers that will be mailed at the end of this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gun owners' group that led a nationwide letter-writing campaign against state Sen. David A. Roberti in a June special election has been censured by the state Fair Political Practices Commission for not properly disclosing its campaign fund raising and spending. But the FPPC cleared Californians Against Corruption of three other allegations of campaign violations.
NEWS
October 12, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Fair Political Practices Commission filed a 404-count complaint Wednesday against an organization that was the driving force behind an unsuccessful attempt to recall former state Sen. David A. Roberti, accusing the group of trying to hide the true source of many of its campaign contributions. If the organization, Californians Against Corruption, is found culpable on all counts, it would result in record-breaking fines of more than $800,000, commission Chairman Ravi Mehta said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Fair Political Practices Commission on Wednesday filed a 404-count complaint against an organization that was the driving force behind an unsuccessful attempt to recall former state Sen. David Roberti, accusing the group of trying to hide the true source of many of its campaign contributions. If the organization, Californians Against Corruption, is found culpable on all counts, it would result in record-breaking fines of more than $800,000, said FPPC Chairman Ravi Mehta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two groups fighting to recall state Sen. David Roberti (D-Van Nuys) released their delinquent campaign finance reports Monday showing they had raised $164,000 since July 1, 1993, much of it in individual donations under $100. "We have nothing to hide," said attorney Kevin Washburn as he and other leaders of the anti-Roberti effort publicly released the campaign disclosure reports one week after a state agency had been asked to prosecute the recall movement for failing to file its reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two groups seeking to oust state Sen. David Roberti in an upcoming April 12 recall election were accused Monday of violating state laws that require them to disclose who is funding their political activities. In a complaint filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission, the Coalition to Restore Government Integrity and Californians Against Corruption were accused of failing to file two campaign finance reports each, one that was due Jan. 31, the other March 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A raffle--featuring firearms as prizes--to help finance the campaign to recall state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) was attacked Thursday by the embattled senator as fresh evidence that his foes are gun zealots. Additionally, the legality of the raffle--or "donation drawing," as supporters have termed it--is being questioned by Roberti, who faces an April 12 recall election. In a letter, Roberti has asked Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Depending on who's talking, the leaders of the effort to recall State Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nys) are an eclectic coalition of madder-than-hell good-government proponents or a secretive bunch of vindictive gun nuts. Recall advocates claim to be grass-roots reformers who see Roberti, who was the powerful state Senate president pro tempore for 13 years, as epitomizing a political system gone haywire with soft-on-crime liberalism, corruption, arrogance and deal-making.
NEWS
November 3, 1990 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wildcat political action group has launched an unorthodox campaign against powerful Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Roos, flooding his district with chain letter-style mailings that blast the six-term Democrat for a past brush with scandal. The group, calling itself Californians Against Corruption, claims to have reached nearly all 65,000 voters in the mid-Wilshire district using a network of volunteers who each mailed up to 100 packages of literature at their own expense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A raffle--featuring firearms as prizes--to help finance the campaign to recall state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) was attacked Thursday by the embattled senator as fresh evidence that his foes are gun zealots. Additionally, the legality of the raffle--or "donation drawing," as supporters have termed it--is being questioned by Roberti, who faces an April 12 recall election. In a letter, Roberti has asked Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Depending on who's talking, the leaders of a recently qualified effort to recall state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) are an eclectic coalition of madder-than-hell proponents of good government or a secretive bunch of vindictive gun nuts. Recall advocates claim to be reformers who see Roberti, the powerful Senate president pro tempore for 13 years, as epitomizing a political system gone haywire with soft-on-crime liberalism, corruption, arrogance and deal-making.
NEWS
July 19, 1993 | GEORGE SKELTON
Politics isn't always power, perks and photo-ops. Sometimes it's like a cheap summer movie, a no-star horror flick. Hate mail and death threats are the weapons of choice for a societal fringe that attempts to terrorize officeholders, particularly those who advocate gun control. It can be unnerving, if not downright scary. And, of course, that is the attacker's aim--to intimidate. Senate President Pro Tem David A.
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