Dodgers’ charity paid exec $400,000
The Los Angeles Dodgers paid its senior vice president for public affairs over $400,000 from its charity in 2007, or roughly one-fourth of the foundation’s budget of nearly $1.6 million, compensation typically paid for overseeing a $100 million charity, The New York Times reported July 8 (see Dodgers charity story).
Ex-lawmaker tied to charity suspected of terror ties pleads guilty
A former member of Congress accused of accepting stolen funds to lobby for a charity suspected of having ties to terrorism pleaded guilty in federal court to obstruction of justice and acting as an unregistered foreign agent, The New York Times reported July 7 (see ex-congressman’s conviction story).
Big land gift will cost county $1.7 million a year to manage
A gift of 20,000 acres by the Irvine Company to Orange County will cost $1.7 million a year to manage, The Orange County Register reported July 8 (see parkland gift story).