DA’s office says no decision on misuse of public funds allegations against Duarte prior to Tuesday’s special election

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office of Public Integrity said an investigation into the misuse of public funds by Duarte officials regarding an Azusa referendum remains open.

Furthermore, Head Deputy District Attorney for the department, David Demerjian, said he doesn’t expect any decisions on the case prior to the special election based on the referendum in question which is scheduled for Tuesday.

Azusa Mayor Diane Chagnon alleged in a complaint filed with the district attorney’s office in November that Duarte hired a public relations firm to help with a referendum campaign in Azusa and illegally discussed certain items in closed session.

Officials in Duarte rebuked the claims and submitted hundreds of documents to the attorney’s office in response.

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  • David

    Any word on the complaints filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) against Vulcan’s Canyon City Alliance?

  • David

    You just posted the article to answer my question.
    http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_17162610

    Hilarious, so YES Vulcan weaseled their way out of another one (think about all those regulations in “Measure A” they will wiggle out of).
    But, in this case, it was such a blatant abuse that the FPPC is going to have to change their rules to make sure Vulcan doesn’t weasel out of it again.