Ethics panel fines port operator, officials for money laundering

first_imgThe commission also fined Pisano $2,750 and Axelson $1,750 for making contributions to the campaigns of former Mayor James Hahn, Councilman Tony Cardenas and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo with TraPac funds. The Los Angeles city charter prohibits contributions from being made under a name “other than the name by which they are identified for legal purposes” and prohibits anyone from making a contribution “of anything belonging to another person.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By City News Service The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission imposed $20,000 in fines against a Port of Los Angeles terminal operator and two of its vice presidents Tuesday for laundering money in the 2003 and 2005 city elections. Trans Pacific Container Service Corp. was fined $15,500 for making seven contributions to campaigns under the names of two of its vice presidents, Frank Pisano and Scott Axelson. The contributions were made from June 2003 to May 2005, when the company was in the process of renegotiating its lease with the city. TraPac officials could not be reached for comment on the fines. last_img

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