Perata Washes Cash Again

Hey, we haven’t heard from Don Perata in a while. What’s he been doing lately? According to the Oakland Tribune‘s Josh Richman, he’s been quietly transferring money he ostensibly raised to fight the redistricting ballot measure into his personal legal defense fund. According to Richman, Perata shifted a staggering $1.5 million from his Leadership California PAC to the defense fund one day after the election. Perata spokesman Jason Kinney had this to say about it: “The use of any remaining funds for legal defense activities is perfectly legal, appropriate and commonplace.” Kinney adds that it’s a sad day when good public servants like Perata have to defend themselves against partisan witch hunts like the FBI corruption investigation. Tell it to the judge, Jason. Oh wait, maybe you’ll get a chance to do just that!

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