Friday, December 20, 2013

In Chacon political dynasty, deceit hits close to home

Quoted in this article in the Los Angeles Times. 

Montebello school board member Hector Chacon learns brother Arturo, a Central Basin Municipal Water District board member, used his name in an arrest


Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School specializing in election law and governance issues who was appointed to the L.A. Ethics Commission, said although the DUI arrest itself may not reflect on Arturo Chacon's ability to do his job as a public official, using his brother's identity raises serious questions.

"What you're doing is creating a narrative that's very troubling while representing an agency that's already tainted by corruption issues," she said.

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