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SLAP ON THE WRIST: Fair Political Practices Commission Reduces Fines on Commerce’s Tina Baca Del Rio and Ivan Altamirano



By Brian Hews

Hews Media Group-Community News has learned Commerce Councilwoman Tina Baca Del Rio, a three-time violator of campaign finance laws, was allowed to pay a fine that amounts to a slap on the wrist.

Councilman Ivan Altimirano received equal treatment and had to pay only $9,000 down from $15,500

Commerce residents are outraged that the councilwoman was give a $49,000 break on the fine and equally outraged over Altamirano’s reduced fine.

HMG-CN exclusively reported in 2015 on Tina Baca Del Rio’s violations and also on Altamiranos’ violations.


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Both reportedly gave their checks to the FPPC today.

HMG-CN is awaiting comment from the FPPC.