Since so many prison guards retire early, where better to schmooze lawmakers than on a (not just any) golf course;
California’s state prison officers’ union has agreed to a $5,500 fine for failing to disclose gifts it gave to state lawmakers from 2009 to 2011 and a corresponding failure to give gift notifications to the recipients.
Fair Political Practices Commission investigator Gary Winuk and counsel Dave Bainbridge signed off on the stipulated penalty that now goes to the commission for approval.
According to the agreement, CCPOA failed to report meals, gifts and accommodations the union provided to lawmakers for annual Governor’s Cup Foundation golf fundraisers at Pebble Beach. Among the unreported swag and lodging: $36 spa bags, $75 Sherpa blankets, $121 golf clubs, $135 reception admissions and $1,460 for individual accommodations.All in the public interest.