A law firm subpoenaed by the attorney general's office in its investigation of excessive pay in a Los Angeles County city gave $5,000 to the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Jerry Brown.The Bell pension scandal is going to fuel the public anger at bloated government pensions. And as this scandal unfolds I predict Jerry Brown and SEIU and the AFL-CIO and other people close to Brown will be exposed as enablers in the pension scandals.
Brown, a Democrat, subpoenaed tax and salary records this week from the city of Bell, along with records from its former law firm, Best, Best & Krieger.
A partner in the firm, Edward Lee, was Bell's city attorney and approved the pay, which included $1.5 million in annual pay and benefits to the city manager.
Finance reports show the firm gave Brown's campaign $5,000 in March. Two attorneys with the firm also gave Brown money: Michael Cowett contributed $500 in March and Brant Dveirin gave Brown $1,000 in April.
Brown campaign spokesman Sterling Clifford says the firm isn't accused of wrongdoing.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Law firm knee-deep in Bell pension scandal donated thousands to Jerry Brown
There are so many rocks in the Bell pension scandal that haven't been looked under yet. The latest: looks like attorneys involved in the Bell pension scandal are Jerry Brown donors.