SACRAMENTO, CA - The Fair Political Practices Commission filed a complaint in Sacramento court Thursday seeking the source of funds a law firm paid to a petition signature-gathering company and a political consulting business in alleged connection to a drive to put the city of Sacramento's partial funding of a new arena to a public vote.
READ: FPPC complaint
The complaint alleges the named defendant, law firm Loeb & Loeb, LLP, paid Olson and Associates, LLC, $80,000 on June 21, 2013, to gather signatures to place the proposed ballot measure before voters.
Loeb & Loeb also paid Tab Communications, a political consulting firm, $9,000 on July 18, 2013, the complaint states.
The FPPC claims the law firm's actions qualify it as a political committee under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and thus must file campaign statements identifying contributors and amounts. It alleges Loeb & Loeb has not done that.
The complaint seeks an injunction to order the defendant to comply and monetary penalties.