Diane Harkey caught red-handed!

“California Assemblywoman Diane Harkey accepted $16,600 in political contributions from real estate developers who had received loans from her husband’s business, now under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission,” according to the L.A. Times.

And sure enough, “the borrowers later failed to repay loans brokered by her husband’s lending company, Point Center Financial Inc. of Aliso Viejo.”

Harkey’s hubby’s firm “was accused of fraud last month in an investor lawsuit, and the company’s owner has confirmed that Point Center is under investigation by the SEC.”

Let me get this straight…Harkey’s hubby lends money, that he may or may not have taken fraudulently, to guys who turn around and give it to Harkey’s campaign…and then none of them pay back Mr. Harkey?

Of course Harkey said “that there was nothing improper with the developers’ contributions and that she had no idea they had loans pending with her husband’s company at the time they donated to her campaign.”

Has the OC GOP become as dirty as the Chicago Democrats?

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