John Lindner, a Franklin-McKinley School District trustee, has been charged with grand theft, perjury and violating state election law.
Low-level policy aides in San Jose have greater requirements for economic transparency than the president of the United States.
State political watchdogs unearthed suspicious activity from the 2012 campaign of former Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves.
Santa Clara voters are under siege. Each week a new accusation of campaign impropriety crops up.
Assemblywoman Nora Campos gave her bro’s employer a business award. Turns out, that business shares the address of Campos’ campaign headquarters.
Darcie Green’s campaign had a few stumbles to begin the year. Now, hard-to-find campaign filings have raised questions about her accounting practices.
The sudden realization that most of San Jose’s lawmakers are law breakers is not the best way to end summer vacation. Not that they intended to end up on the wrong side of the law, of course.
Just days before Pat Kolstad won re-election to the Santa Clara City Council last fall, he used campaign funds to enter a raffle put on by the nonprofit Mission City Community Fund. Just about everything since then has gone wrong.
Sacramento’s most notorious lobbyist and San Jose’s shadiest council member each got slapped with fines by the state political watchdog.
A complaint filed against Sam Liccardo’s mayoral campaign alleges the San Jose council member broke election law by failing to report an in-kind contribution for the second time. But according to Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, who provided Liccardo with an email list, it’s all a simple mixup.