District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis didn’t clear up much about her relationship with José Susumo Azano Matsura, the wealthy Mexican businessman who’s been charged with making illegal contributions to San Diego political races, in her testimony Wednesday.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ upcoming appearance in the trial of José Susumo Azano Matsura is probably the most anticipated moment of the case. Dumanis has consistently misrepresented the extent of her relationship with Azano since the campaign finance scandal unfolded. When Dumanis is called to testify in the case, here are some of the biggest questions we’re hoping she’ll answer.
Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about DA Bonnie Dumanis’ upcoming court appearance, the 50-plus-one ballot measure and a story about assisted death that struck a chord.
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.
Bonnie Dumanis hasn’t herself been accused of any crimes, but the depth and breadth of questionable campaign contributions she’s received is unmatched by any local politician.
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.
A new court filing provides further evidence that District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis knew more about Susumo Azano’s efforts to help her political career than she has let on.
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.
Everything goes back to the Mexican businessman’s battle with Sempra Energy.
Sempra won a war with other Fortune 500 companies to build a natural gas plant in Baja California, but the plant is hardly the cash cow everyone expected.