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December 8, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Diamond Bar Mayor Jay C. Kim, one of California's 17 new members of Congress, said Monday he will sell his lucrative civil engineering business to avoid possible conflicts of interest. "I actually have less than 5% federal contracts. But that isn't the issue. Perception is the issue," said Kim, 53, a Republican who is the first Korean-American elected to Congress. Kim's 41st Congressional District covers portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
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October 2, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and RONALD OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
FBI agents searched the offices of JayKim Engineers Inc. in Diamond Bar earlier this week, hauling off documents and computer equipment during a raid of the corporation that was owned until recently by Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar). Sources said the Virginia office of a prominent accountant whom Kim recently hired also was searched this week for records that could shed light on whether Kim secretly used money from his corporation to pay some campaign expenses in violation of federal law.
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December 8, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep.-elect Jay C. Kim, one of Orange County's two new congressmen, said Monday that he will sell his lucrative civil engineering business to avoid possible conflicts of interest stemming from its large portfolio of government contracts. "I actually have less than 5% federal contracts. But that isn't the issue. Perception is the issue," said Kim, 53, a Republican and former Diamond Bar mayor who is the first Korean-American elected to Congress.
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August 27, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) has been hit by a $1-million slander lawsuit alleging that he maliciously told the media that his former chief assistant was to blame for any irregularities in his 1992 congressional campaign or in his engineering business. The lawsuit was filed this week by Frederick Schultz, former chief financial officer at JayKim Engineers Inc., who also served briefly as campaign treasurer during Kim's 1992 run for the 41st Congressional District.
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July 14, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER. Times staff writer Tracy Wood contributed to this story
Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar), an outspoken advocate of campaign finance reform, improperly used hundreds of thousands of dollars from his engineering corporation to pay campaign expenses last year, according to records and interviews. JayKim Engineers Inc. provided the freshman legislator with free space for his campaign headquarters in Diamond Bar, plus staff and office supplies, company documents show.
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August 25, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Jay Kim (R-Diamond Bar) has found a new owner for his financially troubled engineering firm--an investment group headed by a close relative. The investors have named the congressman's son-in-law as the company's chief financial officer. The change in ownership at JayKim Engineers, occurred while the company's records have been subpoenaed by the FBI and employees have been summoned before a federal grand jury.
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July 15, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER. Times staff writer Jeff Perlman in Orange County contributed to this story
In February, freshman Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) introduced himself to congressional colleagues during a committee meeting, saying: "I gave up my lifelong business and ran for Congress. Here I am." Kim had pledged to sell his engineering company to avoid even the appearance of impropriety when the firm bid on government contracts. Whether Kim made good on his promise, however, has been questioned. In an interview, he said he recently sold JayKim Engineers Inc.
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July 20, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a complaint to the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee alleged Monday that Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) violated election laws last year, including one that prohibits government contractors from contributing to federal campaigns. In a four-page complaint, the committee's treasurer, Genie M. Norris, charged that Kim violated several areas of federal election law that prohibit corporations from contributing money or services to federal campaigns.
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July 21, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has subpoenaed financial documents and campaign records of an engineering corporation owned until recently by Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar), who allegedly used corporate funds last year to help pay some of his campaign expenses. Washington accountant Keith Davis, hired recently by Kim, said the congressman telephoned Tuesday morning to tell him that a federal subpoena had been served on the corporate offices of JayKim Engineers Inc. in Diamond Bar.
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July 16, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Jay Kim (R-Diamond Bar) said Thursday that he has hired two prominent Republican consultants to review his campaign expenditures and defend him against allegations he improperly used hundreds of thousands of dollars from his engineering corporation to pay some of his 1992 campaign expenses.
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August 25, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Jay Kim (R-Diamond Bar) has found a new owner for his financially troubled engineering firm--an investment group headed by a close relative. The investors have named the congressman's son-in-law as the company's chief financial officer. The change in ownership at JayKim Engineers, occurred while the company's records have been subpoenaed by the FBI and employees have been summoned before a federal grand jury.
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July 21, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has subpoenaed financial documents and campaign records of an engineering corporation owned until recently by Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar), who allegedly used corporate funds last year to help pay some of his campaign expenses. Washington accountant Keith Davis, hired recently by Kim, said the congressman telephoned Tuesday morning to tell him that a federal subpoena had been served on the corporate offices of JayKim Engineers Inc. in Diamond Bar.
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July 20, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a complaint to the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee alleged Monday that Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) violated election laws last year, including one that prohibits government contractors from contributing to federal campaigns. In a four-page complaint, the committee's treasurer, Genie M. Norris, charged that Kim violated several areas of federal election law that prohibit corporations from contributing money or services to federal campaigns.
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July 16, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Jay Kim (R-Diamond Bar) said Thursday that he has hired two prominent Republican consultants to review his campaign expenditures and defend him against allegations he improperly used hundreds of thousands of dollars from his engineering corporation to pay some of his 1992 campaign expenses.
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July 15, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER. Times staff writer Jeff Perlman in Orange County contributed to this story
In February, freshman Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) introduced himself to congressional colleagues during a committee meeting, saying: "I gave up my lifelong business and ran for Congress. Here I am." Kim had pledged to sell his engineering company to avoid even the appearance of impropriety when the firm bid on government contracts. Whether Kim made good on his promise, however, has been questioned. In an interview, he said he recently sold JayKim Engineers Inc.
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July 15, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER. Times staff writer Tony Perry in San Diego and staff writer Jeffrey L. Rabin and researcher Tracy Thomas in Los Angeles contributed to this article
On the campaign trail last year, Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) presented himself as the epitome of the American dream, a self-made businessman who built a prosperous engineering firm and wanted to privatize government services. But his company was far from thriving. While Kim was campaigning, the federal government had a $165,000 lien on JayKim Engineers Inc. for unpaid taxes, and the state was trying to collect back taxes, too.
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August 27, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) has been hit by a $1-million slander lawsuit alleging that he maliciously told the media that his former chief assistant was to blame for any irregularities in his 1992 congressional campaign or in his engineering business. The lawsuit was filed this week by Frederick Schultz, former chief financial officer at JayKim Engineers Inc., who also served briefly as campaign treasurer during Kim's 1992 run for the 41st Congressional District.
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July 15, 1993 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Federal Election Commission was asked Wednesday to investigate the 1992 congressional campaign activities of Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) to determine whether he improperly used corporate funds to pay for campaign staff, supplies and office space. The request was filed by Yorba Linda attorney James V. Lacy, whom Kim defeated last spring in a tight primary race for the 41st Congressional District seat.
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