Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 11/12/2009 05:31:16 PM PST

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has launched an investigation into San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos for failing to report a $10,000 payment to his wife for working on his political campaign.

Ramos reported the payment on his campaign finance forms in 2008, but not on a state financial-disclosure document known as a Form 700. His campaign consultant, Dave Ellis, said Ramos believed the income was exempt from disclosure under state reporting guidelines.

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