Judge J.D. Lord Arranged for $50,000 Donation to Candidate Hughey, Who Listed Money as Coming From Personal Funds
An unsuccessful 2012 challenger to an incumbent judge has been fined after admitting that he failed to disclose the actual source of a campaign donation, and it has emerged that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge J.D. Lord played a central role in the transaction.
The Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday approved a stipulation under which Manhattan Beach attorney Kenneth Hughey, 83, and his committee, Hughey 4 Judge 2012, are fined $4,500 for failing to report the true source of a campaign contribution. The donor of $50,000, Harbor Financial Services, Inc. (“HFS”), a Wyoming real estate investment company—over which Lord has at least partial control—is fined $2,000 for failing to file a major donor campaign statement.
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