. . . for influence peddling and retaliation against accuser of Assembly Member Cristina Garcia
By Brian Hews | Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News has exclusively learned that the California State Assembly investigation involving groping allegations against Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia leveled by Cerritos resident Daniel Fierro has morphed into a wide-ranging political influence and retaliation investigation revolving around Garcia, 65th District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), and her husband, Fullerton Council Member Jesus Silva.
According to high level sources, Garcia, Quirk-Silva, and her husband have operated a veiled operation to put Fierro out of business by using their political power and influence to steer public relations contracts away from Fierro and his company, Presidio Strategic Communications.
Influence campaigns of this type have severe penalties including censure, removal from office, permanent disqualification from holding any state position, restitution, prison, and fines up into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The operation against Fierro is in response to his complaint that Garcia sexually assaulted him at a softball game in 2014. His allegations were first reported in February by Politico.
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