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Volume 24 No. 155
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L.A. MARATHON FIRM HIT FOR ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

     The L.A. TIMES reports Los Angeles Marathon, Inc., the
company that runs the L.A. Marathon, has reportedly admitted to
laundering thousands of dollars for the campaigns of former L.A.
Mayor Tom Bradley, Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris and others.  The
company has been fined $436,000 by the L.A. Ethics Commission and
the CA state Fair Political Practices Commission.  The firm
admitted to being the "true source" of 137 campaign contributions
while "illicitly" reimbursing its employees (L.A. TIMES, 9/27).