Skip to comments.Villaraigosa donor faces fines up to $184,000
Posted on 10/11/2011 6:45:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
A Koreatown real estate developer faces nearly $184,000 in fines for allegedly making illegal contributions to the 2009 reelection campaign of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
The city Ethics Commission meets Tuesday to decide how large a fine to hand Alexander Hugh, who was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year on charges that he conspired to circumvent campaign contribution limits, procured false documents and committed forgery.
Hugh has asked the five-member commission for leniency, saying he suffered major financial setbacks in recent years and has been "deeply" humiliated by reports in the Korean and mainstream media.
Prosecutors said they have no evidence that Villaraigosa knew of Hugh's activities. White said his client saved the city money by signing a document that serves as a statement of no contest.
Hugh traveled with Villaraigosa to Korea during the mayor's 2006 trade mission to Asia. During that trip, Villaraigosa held an event promoting the Emhurst Hotel, a development project planned by Hugh's company in Koreatown that was never completed.
The project was approved in 2007 and a year later, Hugh hosted a fundraiser for Villaraigosa's reelection campaign. Hugh asked 18 donors to give a combined $18,000 to Villaraigosa and then reimbursed each of them, according to Ethics Commission reports.
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Alexander Hugh ~ Korean?
“”L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa””
How long will it be before we see this creep run for president?
Hugh and series