Thursday, July 06, 2006

Cheating Is A Habit For Brent Wilkes

Bribery, fake campaign donors, you name it and Brent Wilkes is up to his neck in it. Not only was Wilkes a cash machine for members of congress like convicted Republican felon Randy "Duke" Cunningham, and the soon to be indicted twins, Jerry Lewis (CA-41) and John Doolittle (CA-4), but he also gave generously and illegally to San Diego mayorial candidate Ron Roberts.

The Fair Political Practices Commission, the state's watchdog agency, filed the complaint regarding the Roberts campaign in November 2005, accusing Wilkes of trying to circumvent San Diego's limit on individual campaign contributions. The commission released the complaint this week after receiving a public-records act request.

Wilkes, owner and chief executive officer of Poway-based Automated Document Conversion Services, Inc., gave the maximum $250 donation to Roberts' campaign in the spring of 2000. During the same time period, 22 of his employees or relatives of his employees gave $250 each to the campaign.

The complaint alleges Wilkes reimbursed an employee and another person for $250 contributions they each made to Roberts' campaign. The names of the donors were redacted before the commission released the document, but it appeared that the two donors were married to one another.

Government for sale, it's the Republican way.