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  • Former senator cleared in fairground sale case

    The Orange County district attorney has cleared a former state senator of accusations that he inappropriately lobbied legislators during a 2009 attempt to privatize the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
  • Ackerman probe closed without fine

    A state watchdog agency has closed an investigation into a former state senator accused of improperly lobbying legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board. In a letter sent to Dick Ackerman last month, the Fair Political Practices Commission...

    Fair Board may waive privilege in fair sale attempt

    The Orange County Fair Board next week will consider a request to waive its attorney-client privilege, a move that may indicate that authorities are once again investigating the failed sale of the fairgrounds property. The nine-member board will vote...

    Panel calls for review of failed fairgrounds sale

    A special committee charged with independently examining the proposed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds called for an audit, additional review of the failed deal and greater overall transparency. Among the Fair Sale Review Committee's nine principal...

    State investigates former senator's alleged lobbying

    The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating phone calls reportedly made by former State Sen. Dick Ackerman to state legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board in the days when the Orange County Fairgrounds was being...