|Los Angeles' leading legal newspaper uncovered an improper link|
from the LACBA website to Meyer's campaign as well as endorsements
from officers and employees in violation of LACBA bylaws.
Clearly Grace uncovered a serious scandal at LACBA, and LACBA's response was swift; the offending link was immediately removed according to a follow-up report by the Met. News Enterprise, suggesting that Grace was fully justified in alleging impropriety arising from the LACBA-Meyers link.
A LACBA spokesperson nevertheless downplayed the scandal telling the Met. News Enterprise that the link 'was “an honest mistake” by a staff member who was updating the organization’s biographies of past presidents and had not realized the link led to a campaign website.'
The Met. News also reported that "Hamid Towfigh, the campaign manager for Meyers, did not return a call for comment."
We recommend that you read Grace's Perspective to fully appreciate the seriousness of the situation.
OPINION: DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN?
The use of questionable, unauthorized and improper endorsements will likely remind many of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys' endorsement of John Eastman, who rivaled Steve Cooley in the Republican primary election for Attorney General. Most Deputy District Attorneys were unaware of the endorsement and would never have approved of it, a fact that must have been well-known to the ADDA Board members who nevertheless voted for the endorsement without regard for those they represent.