BREAKING: SECRETARY CUEVAS ARRESTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES
BY LOS SANTOS TIMES | MAY 7, 2020
"This gross misplacement of taxpayer money, gathered to host an event dedicated to politicking for the Secretary of State's own party, will not be tolerated." said Attorney General Page. "Investigators of the Los Santos County District Attorney's Office were assisted by the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau in removing Ms. Cuevas from the premises."
This morning, the San Andreas Network (SAN) received political literature from the Frank Underhill campaign, advertising Secretary Cuevas’ use of state resources for political purposes. The flyer, presented by the San Andreas GOP, names the exclusive invite-only gala as a "benefit event for the Elect Frank Political Action Committee (PAC)." The formal gala event was held at the Nixon Estate, a taxpayer-owned property, where the Secretary of State resides.
A political action committee is an organization that raises money privately to influence elections or legislation. It has long been prohibited for government employees to use government resources for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of a person to an office, or for the promotion of, or opposition to a candidate. In the past, Los Santos Mayor Rakesh Namir came under fire from the governor for placing campaign literature on government-owned vehicles, a move which almost cost him re-election.
More specifically, the state law “Stop Waste and Abuse by the Secretary Act,” introduced by late Senator Eugene Park, specifically prohibits the State Government from using state resources, unless to expend funds they are entitled to by law for discharging an official duty. Violators of the law are to be charged with corruption of public office, a felony, which Cuevas has been charged with.
A court date has not been announced.
The San Andreas Republican Party has yet to release a statement on the events.
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