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Updated at 4:43 p.m.
By Randy Economy
The race for Los Angeles County District Attorney heated up on Tuesday when candidate Jackie Lacey released the content of a controversial email that directly ties her opponent Alan Jackson to participating in a campaign fundraiser who was a convicted felon.
In a sit down interview with Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, Lacey said she has proof that Jackson received $115,000 in financial assistance from Victor (a.k.a. Victorino) Noval and his immediate family members.
Noval was convicted of a massive $60 million housing fraud in 2003 and sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to make over $20 million in restitution. The Los Angeles Times had broken news about the connection between Noval and Jackson in this past weekend.
The Times also reported that Noval hosted a fundraising event for Jackson at his $6 million Beverly Hills mansion in May 2012.
“When confronted by the Times with these facts, the Alan Jackson campaign lied,” Lacey campaign consultant Parke Skelton told LCCN.
“Jackson’s campaign consultant, John Thomas, told the Times that the event was a Cinco de Mayo Party, not a fundraiser, and that the campaign had no record of having raised any money there,” Skelton said.
“On Tuesday, The Jackie Lacey for District Attorney campaign received a copy of an invitation to the event sent out by Victorino Noval which read as follows: “I am a big supporter of who I believe will be LA’s new District Attorney Alan Jackson. Most of my friends and family have donated the max $1,500 towards his campaign. Come and meet him and help him out financially,” Skelton continued.
Noval also promised potential guests that there would be “real Mermaids swimming in the pool” and “of course a bunch of real nice ladies.”
Thomas fired back on Tuesday afternoon telling LCCN that “The Alan Jackson campaign is not going to dignify this attack with a response.”
“It states clearly in the second sentence that this was an ‘annual Cinco DeMayo Celebration Event.”
“This was not a fundraising event. The Lacey campaign is just angry that we are on the television with our message,” Thomas said.
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