“Valley councilwoman’s aides sought $5 and $10 donations that are focus of U.S. inquiry”


Huerta, 30, is one of at least five lower-level Martinez staffers who solicited and collected $5 and $10 contributions to the councilwoman’s re-election effort, according to interviews with several of her constituents in the San Fernando Valley. Those small contributions, part of a federal grand jury investigation, were a major factor in Martinez’s success in collecting $65,360 in taxpayer “matching funds” for her campaign.


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