Candidates miss filing deadlines on fund statements

first_imgSerrano did not return messages left at his home. Carbajal was out of town at the deadline due to a death in the family. She said she will file her financial papers Monday. The statements cover the period from Sept. 23 through Oct. 20. Santa Fe Springs candidate Jim Burton’s filing shows zero contributions and a non-existent balance. “I am not going to spend my retirement on an election,” said the retired businessman. He has spent $50 for campaign cards, but didn’t do so until after Oct. 20. “I’ll report it next time,” Burton said, “and any other money people give me.” The signs he is using are recycled from his last go-around on the campaign trail six years ago. Kathy Salazar, a former Montebello mayor, has spent a lot more than Burton’s $50. Her campaign, while adding $6,047 to its coffers, spent $7,077 in campaign literature, campaign consultant fees and U.S. postal services, which alone totaled nearly $1,500. Salazar’s total campaign expenditures this year is $18,953. Her campaign’s biggest donor during this finance cycle was $3,000 from Athens Services of Industry. As for the rest of the Montebello candidates, incumbent Norma Lopez-Reid was the biggest spender. She has spent $20,028, according to her records. Lopez-Reid’s biggest cost during the time period was $1,495 for a fundraiser dinner at Quiet Cannon. Giuseppe “Joe” Veneziano has spent $6,482 and Leo Rodriguez has spent $3,095 to date. Santa Fe Springs candidate Annette Rodriguez spent $467; Mike Madrigal spent $5,287 and Bill Rounds spent $9,598 this year. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“My campaign treasurer overnighted it,” Urteaga said Friday morning. “The city clerk should be getting it this afternoon.” He said he signed the paperwork at noon Thursday and there was no reason it was not filed on time. Bagwell, reached by phone Friday, said his campaign manager should have filed the statement. “I will get in touch with him, and it will be filed today,” he said. Both Santa Fe Springs and Montebello charge $10 a day to each campaign for every day it is not filed. Santa Fe Springs Mayor Joe Serrano and Montebello Councilman Bob Bagwell were among those council candidates who did not meet Thursday’s financial statement deadline for the Nov. 6 election. It is the final deadline before voters decide next month who will sit on their respective councils for the next four years. They are vying for two seats on each of the councils. Montebello candidate Robert Urteaga and Santa Fe Springs candidate Francis Carbajal also did not file their statements with their city clerks by the deadline. last_img read more

DONEGAL DRUG DEALER JAILED FOR 10 YEARS

first_imgA Letterkenny man who said heroin is getting more common in Co Donegal has been jailed for ten years for possession of the drug.Bernard Alcorn was caught with the drug in Stradone, Cavan in April, 2010.Alcorn of 17 Cluain Ard, Letterkenny had pleaded guilty to the sale or supply of the drug. Cavan Circuit Court heard how Alcorn had been stopped in a van in which more than €20,000 of the drug was found.The Court heard that Alcorn had left Letterkenny on 22nd April 2010 to collect Heroin in Dublin. Members of the Drugs Unit at Letterkenny had followed him, assisted by Drugs officers in Cavan and Monaghan.At 7pm on 22/4/10 Alcorn was observed at the Lavey Inn, Stradone, Co. Cavan removing items from his van. As Gardai approached he was observed throwing a bag into nearby shrubbery.The bag was recovered and contained €18,790 worth of Heroin. Alcorn was arrested and detained at Cavan Garda Station. He did not co-opetrate with the Gardai. He was subsequently charged with Possession of drugs for sale or supply Judge John O’Hagan said his hands were tied in the matterHe was aware that Alcorn received a 2 year sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court on the 10.02.12 for possession of HEROIN for SALE/SUPPLY. For the Section 15a Offence Judge Hagan stated that his hands were tied, there was no co-operation with Gardai from Alcorn.The Court heard from investigating Gardai that Alcorn had 38 previous convictions, including Possession of Drugs for Sale/Supply (4), Numerous RTA Offences, Burglary, Theft, Public Order and Assault. DONEGAL DRUG DEALER JAILED FOR 10 YEARS was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BERNARD ALCORNdrugsletterkennylast_img read more