More Arrests In Political Corruption Case


Ed Kravitz February 21, 2014 at 09:30 AM
additional reading: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2013/jun/28/as-end-of-inzunzas-custody-looms-friend-registers-/
Ed Kravitz February 21, 2014 at 09:33 AM
More Backround to help you connect the dots: Courtesy of San Diego Reader's City Lights from 2004 Media Hogs By Matt Potter, Dec. 16, 2004 The county's coffeehouses and convenience stores, already awash with just-started free newspapers that come and go each month, can count on one more newbie: The South Bay Review, operated by Mike Inzunza, brother of the clan that includes Democratic San Diego city councilman Ralph and National City mayor Nick. And -- surprise -- the cover hypes a famous Inzunza family mentor, GOP county supervisor Greg Cox, who once employed Nick and still sits on the board of Chula Vista-based Seacoast Commerce Bank with him. Cox, says the story, has "an all-encompassing ability to bring communities and people together with something called character." Chula Vista planning chairman and ex-Cox staffer Marco Polo Cortes, another member of the Inzunzas' extended political family who golfs regularly with Ralph, hails Cox as "a true statesman." Readers also learn that the supervisor wakes every morning at 5:30 to feed five pet cats and take a shower. "He leads a consistent and stable life," the story says. "He takes comfort in getting his monthly haircut from the same family of barbers for the last 30 years." Wife Cheryl's lobbying and political-consulting business, which has been raising South Bay eyebrows for years, is nowhere mentioned, but both she and Greg are touted for higher office. "Political insiders are rumoring a push for Cheryl to run for mayor of Chula Vista, while others see Greg Cox as a favorable candidate for Congress." The paper's advertisers include real estate woman Pepper Coffey, who was Ralph's appointment to the board reviewing taxpayer financing for a new Chargers stadium ...


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