Since California Speaker Rose to Power, Corporate Money Flowed to Nonprofits Tied to his Wife
The donations should make Rendon and Lam “concerned about the appearance of impropriety,” said John Pelissero, a senior scholar at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
The donation patterns might be a coincidence, Pelissero added, but it could appear that the lobbyists are trying to gain influence with Rendon by donating to the nonprofits.
John Pelissero, senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and professor emeritus of political science at Loyola University Chicago quoted in The Sacramento Bee.
Feb 19, 2021
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