Monday, August 20, 2018

"Developer whose wife sat on Ethics Commission faces $15,000 fine over political donations"


Six years ago, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson drew criticism for putting the wife of a campaign fundraiser on the Ethics Commission, a city panel that votes on fines for people who violate political contribution rules.


Now Chris Pak is facing $15,000 in proposed fines from the commission for giving contributions that exceeded the city limit.


However, they also noted that the violations were serious and that Archeon had gotten in trouble before for the same violation. In 2006, the agency found that two of Pak’s companies gave the maximum donations to the same candidates, exceeding city limits. No fine was imposed because the violation was deemed an “infraction” under commission policy at that time.