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Jeff McDonald

Jeff McDonald is a member of the investigative reporting team, and was named journalist of the year in 2015 by the local Society of Professional Journalists. He writes about government and institutional misconduct and waste in San Diego County and beyond. He can be reached at (619) 293-1708 or jeff.mcdonald@sduniontribune.com.
Sheriff's captain donated to Gore campaign after avoiding criminal charges for illegal gun sales

Months after he was investigated for illegal gun sales -- a case that concluded with a written reprimand rather than criminal charges -- sheriff’s Capt. Marco Garmo donated to his boss’ re-election campaign.

County assessor invested in companies that own and manage properties under his jurisdiction

Three months after being sworn in as the official in charge of setting property taxes across San Diego County, Ernest Dronenburg bought up to $100,000 worth of stock in the financial-services firm BGC Partners.

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