California Democratic Assemblyman Roger Hernandez
The state Fair Political Practices Commission and the District Attorney’s Office are investigating Assemblyman Roger Hernandez in connection with possible money laundering, according to a source close to the probes.
The FPPC is also investigating Hernandez, D-West Covina, for his possible role in the distribution of campaign literature by the political action committee Californian’s Against Corrupt Politicians.
The probes were launched in 2010 while Hernandez was a West Covina City Councilman, officials said.
Hernandez – who was elected to the Assembly in November 2010 – did not return calls for comment Thursday.
Officials are investigating a complaint made in June 2010 that alleged a questionable loan was reported in campaign finance documents, according to Dave Demerjian, head of of the Public Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Hernandez’s campaign finance forms show loans of $100,000 that he made to and from himself in 2009 and 2010.
The matter was referred to the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which is handling the investigation, Demerjian said.
FPPC Chief of Enforcement Gary Winuk would not provide details of the case.
The “case was a referral from a law enforcement agency, so we are not releasing that at this time as it is still under investigation,” he said.
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Yet, the Democratic Speaker of the California Assembly recently named Hernandez as “majority whip” effective on September 1, 2012.
As if the Hernandez DUI trial wasn’t enough, voters of Hernandez’s district cannot wait to vote for his Republican opponent, Joe Gardner, in November.