Federal prosecutors have accused José Susumo Azano Matsura of illegally funneling more than a half-million dollars to San Diego political campaigns. That’s the least interesting part of his story.

At the state level, the push to give Californians more options for buying energy has pitted two of the Democratic Party’s largest coalitions against each other. But even though so-called community choice aggregation is a looming possibility in San Diego, the city has largely sidestepped the fight – for now.

San Diego is home to lots of small businesses and only two Fortune 500 companies. We pulled some key figures that illustrate the scope of the region’s business landscape.

In a wide-ranging new court filing, lawyers for Jose Susumo Azano Matsura blamed Sempra Energy for instigating criminal investigations against him and called the head of his private security detail the mastermind of the scheme to influence local politics.