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By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 – 12:00 am

Before his 2009 inauguration, newly elected President Barack Obama made a public pledge not to accept money for the celebration from representatives of foreign interests.

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LATimes: State watchdog who probed secret political money takes U.S. post

Ann Ravel

Ann Ravel, outgoing chairwoman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, announces $16 million in penalties in a probe of anonymous political donations. She starts her new job as a member of the Federal Election Commission on Monday. (Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press / October 24, 2013)

By Chris Megerian and Evan Halper
October 26, 2013, 5:46 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.

As California’s top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit groups that spent millions on state campaigns last year, and she announced $16 million in penalties against those groups this week.

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SacBee: FPPC’s Ravel confirmed to Federal Election Commission

Ann Ravel


Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 23, 2013

Ann Ravel, chair of the state’s ethics watchdog, today received unanimous confirmation to serve on the Federal Election Commission.

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By Amanda Becker
Roll Call Staff
May 10, 2012, 6:23 p.m.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election campaign can’t approach donors who already contributed the maximum amount permitted by law in order to replace roughly $4.5 million that was siphoned from its accounts in an embezzlement scheme — at least for the time being.

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