Manny Lozano’s all-expense paid trip to China caught the eye of Dave Demerjian who heads the DAs Public Integrity unit. Apparently he didn’t declare the trip on his form 700 as required by state Campaign Finance law. Here’s the story:
BALDWIN PARK – The District Attorney’s Office is reviewing conflict-of-interest allegations involving Mayor Manuel Lozano, officials said.
The agency received a complaint in September and has been probing the issue since, said Dave Demerjian, head of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Division.
Demerjian would not divulge details about the complaint nor say who filed it.
Local businessman Greg Tuttle said though he didn’t file the complaint, the District Attorney’s review stems from a grievance he did file last year with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
In that complaint, Tuttle alleged Lozano took an all-expenses paid trip to China in 2007, but never claimed the trip on his statement of economic interests.