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Billboard company owner faces $15,000 fine over political donations

L.A. City Councilman Gil Cedillo

A billboard company owner is facing a $15,000 fine for violating rules that limit how much donors can give to politicians in Los Angeles.

Attorney Joseph Kouba made campaign donations to Councilmen Gil Cedillo and Jose Huizar — and also gave to officeholder committees for Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Paul Krekorian — between 2013 and 2015.

During the same period, Kouba directed Summit Media, a billboard company in which he holds 50% ownership interest, to donate to those same candidates and officials, according to a city report.

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