The LA Times is reporting that Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has three legal defense funds to address separate legal challenges or ethics investigations. Individual donors can now give him more money that is usually allowed since each fund is set up under a separate account. City politicians in Los Angeles are supposed to not raise more than $1,000 per donor every year.
The most recent legal defense fund was set up after it was discovered that Rocky’s wife, Michelle Delgadillo, was driving a city owned vehicle without a license and using city staffers to help babysit their children. In case you forgot, his wife also backed the city vehicle into a pole.
One would think that a city attorney would not need so much “legal defense.” This guy should have a relatively clean record at least in the public eye. Another tidbit that came out of the LA Times article involves using Delgadillo’s officeholder account to pay for dinners that included his wife. Isn’t it enough that she gets to toodle around town in a city vehicle? It seems that when you buy a piece of Rocky, you end up having to feed his wife too.