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Capitol Alert
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January 8, 2014

California’s political watchdog agency is investigating whether money laundering took place during Assemblyman Roger Hernandez’s 2010 campaign and is fighting with his lawyer to get access to bank records, according to a filing this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The document says the Fair Political Practices Commission subpoenaed Hernadez’s lawyer, Aldo A. Flores, for information about a $3,900 contribution he made to the assemblyman’s campaign in 2009. The matter landed in court this fall when Flores challenged the FPPC’s requests for his bank records.

“Evidence from the bank records may show (Flores) was reimbursed for his payment to the Hernandez for Assembly 2010 campaign committee,” says the FPPC’s filing that asks the court to uphold the subpoenas that are part of a “larger investigation.”

“The FPPC is actively investigating political money laundering,” the filing says, adding that “evidence uncovered thus far provides sufficient grounds to support the subpoenas.”

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