Attorney Pierce O'Donnell on Monday picked up another list of charges that he laundered illegal campaign contributions to Jim Hahn in 2001, this time from the city's ethics commission. If he arranged to give Hahn's campaign $25,000 but make it appear that the money came his law firm's employees and their relatives, O'Donnell and the others could face $385,000 in fines from the ethics commission. That's on top of the possible penalties he faces from misdemeanor charges filed by the DA and a separate action by the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Times story, Daily News story.
Previously on L.A. Observed: Pierce O'Donnell, launderer?