DOWNEY - Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility...pornography?The Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper reported that porn mogul Larry Flynt was sent a warning letter from the state's Fair Political Practices Commission last month for failing to report a late contribution to Councilman Luis Marquez during his run for state Assembly. Marquez reportedly accepted the $1,000 contribution from Flynt's Hustler Casino on May 24. Because the contribution was made after a state-mandated deadline, Flynt was supposed to have filed a late-contribution report within 24 hours, but he did not. The FPPC, the same watchdog agency that fined Councilman Fernando Vasquez $4,000 earlier this year, did not fine Flynt but instead let him off with a warning. Marquez, who finished fourth in the June primary and is now seeking reelection to the City Council, said the contribution was just one of several contributions he received from local casinos. "I've never even met Larry Flynt," he said. Campaign finance records show Marquez received contributions from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians ($3,900), the Bicycle Club Casino ($3,900), the Normandie Casino ($1,000) and Hollywood Park Casino ($1,000).
********** Published: August 23, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 19