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Judge upholds ethics agency's subpoenas in probe of backers of Sen. Nguyen
Judge upholds ethics agency's subpoenas in probe of backers of Sen. Nguyen

A Superior Court judge on Friday ruled that the state’s ethics agency could subpoena financial records as part of an investigation into possible political money laundering involving 11 supporters of newly elected state Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove). Judge David A. Hoffer denied a motion by the supporters to quash the subpoenas issued by the state Fair Political Practices Commission for financial records of the contributors, according to Jay Wierenga, a spokesman for the state agency.  “The court ruled that our subpoenas are valid and enforceable and those involved are going to have to give us what we are asking for,” Wierenga said. But the battle may not...

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