Today’s North County Times reports that Escondido’s outgoing mayor, Lori Holt Pfeiler has been fined by the Fair Political Practices Commission for underestimating the cost of a trip she took last year on the private jet of San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos.
Her financial report showed she estimated the trip at a value of $504, while the FPPC pegged it at a whopping $27,685!
Pfeiler disagrees with the ruling, but the cost to fight it in court would far exceed the $200 fine. The city reimbursed the Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation, which received the trip as a donation from the Chargers.
Read the story here.