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What special favors are expected for money?

Reflecting on Watergate and political scandals in general, former President Nixon once observed that it’s often not the original act that gets you into trouble, it’s the coverup. Here in Nevada County, efforts to cover up a brewing political fund-raising scandal may be getting the new Board of Supervisors in hot water.

A few weeks before the November election, an unregistered company with no directors and no employees wrote a single check for more than $28,000 to promote the candidacies of our newest supervisors, Drew Bedwell and Robin Sutherland. Known only by the initials, NCCRG, Inc., that company reports an address at the home of a prominent local Realtor and political activist.

The policies of The Union prevent me from naming that individual, but I would hope that he end this scandal before it goes any farther by identifying the source of the $28,000 contribution. What special interests gave the money, and what special favors are they expecting in exchange for their largesse? Will it influence votes by the Board of Supervisors? We’re waiting for an answer.

Carolyn Hinshaw

Grass Valley

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