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Doughnut shop owners, developer face campaign-money laundering fines

A Southern California developer and the owners of a Boyle Heights doughnut shop face a combined $90,000 in fines from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission after acknowledging they improperly funneled contributions to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's reelection campaign several years ago. Under city rules, any contributions to a political candidate must be made in the name of the person who is the actual source of the money. Investigators found no evidence that Huizar or his staff were aware of the money laundering, which took place in 2010 and 2011. City investigators concluded Somaly Lor Sosa and Jose Jesus Sosa, the owners of a Boyle Heights doughnut shop, asked their...