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Immediate Prosecution of Criminal Refugio Rodriguez, LAUSD-Board Member.

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As concerned Teachers and Parents, we here demand that L.A District Attorney Jackie Lacey immediately prosecutes Refugio Rodriguez, former Board President -L.A. Unified School District, still active Board member for criminal malfeasance: 3 Felony counts  and 25 Misdemeanors.  We thank her office for his Indictment.

We urge public support by signing this Petition and by email the District Attorney at: {} , to pressure Mrs.Jackie Lacey to finally prosecute this deceitful person, Mr. Rodriguez' next day in Court...

Mr. Refugio Rodriguez was recently charged by The L.A. Ethics Commission (oversee public election-Rules & Regulations), classified Mr. Rodriguez' election campaign contributions filed in December 2014 as a political money laundering scheme.  Rodriguez is accused of reimbursing nearly $25,000 to people — mostly family and friends — who donated to his campaign. When Rodriguez signed off on his list of donors filed with the L.A. Ethics Commission, prosecutors said he committed perjury because Rodriguez allegedly knew that some of the donors listed on the form were reimbursed and did not contribute their own money.

This evidence was found out thanks to a whistleblower, who made a complaint to the City Ethics Commission during the previous election (2014) and an investigation began in March 2015. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the commission’s investigation and findings and filed criminal charges against Rodriguez and his cousin Elizabeth Tinajero Melendrez, who worked on his campaign, who was also charged with 25 counts of “assumed name contribution.”

Mr. Rodriguez was charged officially with “conspiracy, perjury, and procuring and offering a false or forged instrument” relating to his election campaign in 2015, filed at the Superior Court-County of L.A.  Read the full complaint here:    He was due back in Court on Oct/24/17, charges were not dropped, as his council was seeking! Instead, he was indicted, now we demand L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey do the right thing and prosecute this criminal for abusing the education board he was elected to serve on (LAUSD). A disgraceful chapter as per the L.A. Times in a recent expose...

There are limits to how much money someone can contribute to a campaign, and going around it can be considered a form of money laundering, according to investigators. “Assumed name contributions” happens when a person asks someone else to make a contribution to a campaign and supplies the money to pay for it. Such contributions create the appearance of broader support for the candidate while allowing him or her skirt some campaign rules and regulations.

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