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The California Attorney General is investigating the Dodgers

Sep 1, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

Thank goodness Jay Gibbons didn’t follow through with his promise to donate to the Dodgers team charity! If he did, he might be getting subpoenas right now!

The attorney general’s office is investigating the compensation the Dodgers Dream Foundation made to club executive Howard Sunkin, who is an advisor / lobbyist / assistant for Frank McCourt.

The
investigation centers on the $400,000 in salary Sunkin received from
the charitable foundation in 2007, which was a quarter of the charity’s
entire budget.

I’m still stuck on why they paid this guy so much out of the charity. It’s possible that they wanted to have his lobbying salary subsidized by tax deductible contributions. Or maybe they wanted to try and hide how much they’re paying a guy who is basically a political fixer. Or maybe the McCourt’s faith healer told them to do it. Who knows?

We know this much, however: now that the AG is involved, they could be in big trouble over it.

(hat tip to Baseball Musings)

  1. Jonny5 - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Just when you think the crap couldn’t get any deeper, it does just that.

  2. Kevin S. - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Think Herr Bud’s ready to beg Mark Cuban to rescue the Dodgers yet?
    Nah…

  3. turf24 - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Now we’ll see which one of them wants to claim ownership…..

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