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TOP 10 ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES – Ethics Commission

TOP 10 ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES

Approved by the Ethics Commission (1992-Present)

PenaltyRespondentsViolationLaw*Case No.Date Approved
1$447,500Evergreen America CorporationExcess contributionsCharter § 312(c)(5)1992-103/38/23/1993
2$270,000Mark AbramsExcess aggregate contributions; excess contributions; money launderingCharter §§ 470(c)(3), 470(c)(4), 470(c)(5), 470(c)(6), 470(k)2003-573/8/2005
3$183,750Alexander Hugh, et al.Excess contributions; money launderingCharter §§ 470(c)(4), 470(c)(6), 470(k)2010-1210/11/2011
4$170,000Peter L. BarkerMoney launderingCharter § 470(k)2013-042/14/2013
5$165,000Advanced Development and Investment, Inc.; Pacific Housing Diversified, Inc.; Ajit Mithaiwala; Salim Karimi; et al.Money launderingCharter § 470(k)2012-0612/13/2012
6$147,000Pierce O'DonnellMoney launderingCharter § 470(k)2003-56-A3/14/2006
7$110,000Fermin CuzaExcess aggregate contributions; excess contributions; money launderingCharter §§ 470(c)(3), 470(c)(4), 470(c)(6), 470(k)2001-18-B12/17/2002
8$108,000Sean Anderson; Richard ManhireMoney launderingCharter § 470(k)2005-034/14/2009
9$105,271Martin G. Ludlow; Martin Ludlow for City CouncilExcess contributions; cash payment of campaign expenditureCharter §§ 470(c)(3), 470(g)2004-203/14/2006
10$100,000Refugio Rodriguez; Elizabeth MelendrezMoney laundering and aiding and abetting money launderingCharter §§ 706, 803(j)2015-127/23/2018

*Citations as of the date the penalty was approved.

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The Ethics Commission was created by Los Angeles voters in 1990 to impartially administer and enforce the City’s governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying laws.

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