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One of the things that keeps this blog rolling along as it does are all of the tips and ideas that people send my way. And what we have for today's post is no different. Only this time the suggestion and the possible answer arrived within hours of each other.
First I received this idea from a reader:
Public Record Act request to City Hall for John Wuo's Form 700. See what he lists as his sources of income (I'll bet his joint venture with Steve Chen isn't listed) and then of course he will face fines from the FPPC. It's what's he's afraid of.
Form 700 is also known as the legally required "Statement of Economic Interests." All politicians running for office must file one.
Then hours later I received the following from another reader. Completely independent of each other and without any connection. I'm not sure these two folks know each other.
Big John, I've attached a copy from the FPPC site for Wuo's 2014 filing. I suggest you request a copy of his (710?, can't remember the form number) campaign filing report for the last time he ran.
Since then I have requested everything available from the FPPC and await their reply. Form 460 could be interesting. However, here is the Form 700 information I was forwarded by that second reader. And unless I am wrong, there is nothing about Steve Chen or any USFIA connections on there. Which could mean he was not being forthcoming about any business connections with Mr. Chen.
Remember, previously we posted a document that established for us the business partnership between Steve Chen and John Wuo for something called 24 Hour Surveillance LLC. You can view that document by clicking here.
Below is John Wuo's Form 700 for the applicable period. There is no mention of 24 Hour Surveillance LLC. Or much of anything else for that matter. It is surprisingly sparse.
Perhaps this isn't all of the story. We will keep digging. But for the moment this does raise some doubts about John Wuo's forthcomingness on the matter of his business dealings with Steve Chen.
You have to wonder why. Well, OK, maybe not.