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Rosario Marin, Former Schwarzenegger cabinet member, Fined by State Ethics Commission

June 19th, 2009 · 11 Comments

I don’t have much more to add to this other than the former head of California’s State and Consumer Services Agency Rosario Marin, who resigned earlier this year has been fined $5,700 by the Fair Political Practices Commission for accepting over $70,000 in illegal speaking fees while in office. We blogged about her previous actions [...]

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Tags: ethics · Government Accountability · Rosario Marin

The Great American Mortgage Scam and the Latino Community, Part II

April 1st, 2009 · 17 Comments

This is the second part of a two part blog post detailing how the Latino leadership was involved in the foreclosure crisis. If you need to be refreshed, part one is here. We already know that Washington Mutual has been sold to Chase, and of course, that Fannie and Freddie both were seized by the [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · Henry Cisneros · National Council of La Raza · Rosario Marin

More fallout from the Rosario Marin resignation, Director of CA Consumer Affairs, Carrie Lopez, quits

March 28th, 2009 · 18 Comments

Carrie Lopez, the Director of California’s Department of Consumer Affairs, turned in her resignation letter to Governor Schwarzenegger yesterday. Her expenses had been under investigation after The LA Times revealed that she charged the state for transportation to a Justin Timberlake concert at the Staples Center back in 2007. The tickets for Lopez and her [...]

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More commentary in response to ethics issues in the Golden State

March 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

On Friday, Governor Schwarzenegger imposed new rules for his administration about reporting travel, gifts, and outside income after Rosario Marin’s resignation. One of our readers, Amerinica, was particularly disturbed by the expenses being claimed by some of these public officials, especially when California and the country as a whole are being forced to be more frugal. [...]

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Let’s revisit Rosario Marin for a moment

March 5th, 2009 · 26 Comments

WatchOurCity has done some digging about Rosario Marin, former treasurer in George W. Bush’s first administration and most recently head of the California State and Consumer Services Industry. This woman certainly is not a poster girl for exemplary public service, and today she just confirmed that notion with an act that hopefully ends her political [...]

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