These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Sept. 5-Sept. 11.
Bart Watson, staff economist at the Brewers Association, talks us off the craft-beer-is-dead ledge in the latest VOSD podcast.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon set up at a local laundromat to tackle the issue of campaign money laundering and talk about why it’s a problem.
A formal political corruption investigation against the ex-mayor was launched in February 2013, aided by Filner’s police security detail, an attorney in a related case said Friday.
Prosecutors have painted Mexican businessman José Susumo Azano Matsura as a master criminal who always managed to evade authorities. But at least one U.S. agency vetted Azano and allowed him to export sensitive American-made surveillance equipment at the same time he was under investigation for serious crimes.
Prosecutors refer to the Mexican businessman at the center of the campaign finance scandal as “Mr. Lambo” in a new indictment. It turns out, Jose Susumo Azano Matsura has a long trail of local speeding infractions and has had his license suspended several times.
Until this week, all the noise over the campaign finance scandal had resulted in just a single charge against Jose Susumo Azano Matsura. An indictment released Tuesday includes 26 charges – and this time there’s bribery and guns involved.
Bonnie Dumanis released a college recommendation letter she wrote for the son of the key figure in a campaign finance scandal. But the more she downplays her ties to the scandal, the more she reveals about her proximity to its main players.
A lot has happened in the three months since news broke of a campaign finance scandal involving some of San Diego’s biggest political players.
With questions buzzing about campaign finance rules in this latest scandal, we asked someone who oughta know – Stacey Fulhorst, executive director of the city’s ethics commission.