The politicians on the Orange County Board of Supervisors have awarded hundreds millions of dollars in contracts to campaign contributors, including companies convicted of fraud, and allowed special interest lobbyists to write laws to benefit themselves instead of Orange County residents. For example:
- The Board of Supervisors took more than $180,000 in campaign contributions from a corporation, its lobbyists and affiliated groups and then awarded the company over $140 million in contracts.
See the campaign contributions for yourself.
Read about the contract: Xerox IT Contract Approved Despite $11-Million Price Hike and the extension
See the company’s lobbyists: Jeanne, Craig and Candice Reinhardt and Lyle Overby
- Supervisors took more than $65,000 in campaign contributions from a computer company and awarded that company a $102 million dollar contract, even after learning the company defrauded New York City and was forced to pay $500 million dollars to resolve a criminal investigation.
Learn more about criminal investigation and the Board’s vote: Computer Vendor at Center of Massive Fraud Scandal
Follow the money for yourself
See the company’s lobbyists: John Lewis, Robert Love, and Ruby Wood
- Supervisors have taken $51,000 from a local lobbying group, the Hospital Association of Southern California, which recently negotiated contract hospital rates with the County. In one recent meeting, the Board of Supervisors dismissed the advice of County staff and instead voted to give hospitals more, even reading from the lobbyist recommendations (starting at 15:15 in the video below) to help formulate a motion during the meeting.
See the Contributions
Watch the video for yourself.
Search the campaign finance disclosure files at the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.