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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:43 PM

A $72-million apartment project. Top politicians. Unlikely donors. Who wrote the checks?

No one is registered to vote at the run-down house on 223rd Street. The living room window has been broken for months. A grit-covered pickup sits in the dirt front yard with a flat tire.

Yet dozens of donations to local politicians totaling more than $40,000 have come from four of the people who have lived there over the last eight years.

Victor Blanco, a repairman originally from El Salvador, gave the most: 22 donations totaling $20,300 since 2008, according to contribution reports. More than half that money went to U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Los Angeles) while she was pursuing local, state and federal office, according to contribution reports.

Asked about those donations, Blanco could not explain why he gave Hahn so much money.

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-seabreeze/#nt=oft12aH-1la1

I smell a scandal brewing.

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