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Solis faced federal inquiry concerning role in Obama fundraiser
Solis faced federal inquiry concerning role in Obama fundraiser

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the front-runner for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, faced a federal inquiry concerning her involvement in a fundraiser for President Obama, according to two sources familiar with the case. In response to questions from The Times, Solis campaign consultant Parke Skelton said Friday she hired a Washington, D.C., law firm in 2012, her final year as Labor secretary, "to address legal issues concerning her role in a fundraising event" at a Los Angeles supper club. Skelton said Solis' participation in the Obama fundraiser was "perfectly proper." Solis disclosed her legal bill in federal financial...

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