By PE Politics
on February 16, 2011 11:04 AM

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone’s unsuccessful Senate campaign raised almost $204,000 in June 2009, when authorities allege that “potato baron” Larry Minor arranged contributions to Stone and illegally reimbursed the donors.

Minor reached a plea deal Wednesday. Stone has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

The nearly $204,000 collected by Jeff Stone for Senate in June 2009 was more than twice as much as what the committee collected in any other month and a third of what Stone raised during the entire campaign.

More than three-quarters of the money came in the last five days before the June 30 end of the reporting period. Thirty-nine of the 50 donations were for the per-election maximum of $3,900.

Of those, Minor and several other donors had links to San Jacinto-based Agri-Empire Inc.

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