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Steve Cooley caught accepting numerous gifts, despite his anti-corruption record

by Patt Morrison

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Steve Cooley may have acted unethically during his time as DA Kevin Winter/Getty Images

LA County District Attorney and California Attorney General Candidate Steve Cooley is alleged to have taken thousands of dollars in gifts from various people over the years. Known for his past record of fighting public corruption, Cooley received numerous gifts, including $1600 in Lakers tickets, pricey bottles of tequila and cologne, and expensive cigars from lawyers who later became judges. The report, published by the San Francisco Chronicle, comes as a blow to Cooley’s anti-corruption campaign for attorney general and his widely publicized investigations into campaign finance violations and Mayor Villaraigosa’s free tickets. Is this enough to kill his candidacy for attorney general?


Bob Stern, president, Center for Governmental Studies

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