From FB: Cal. AG nominee investigated for ethics violations

MaryGSykes.com

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steven-bailey-gop-nominee-for-california-attorney-general-faces-ethics-panel/

Steven Bailey, GOP nominee for California attorney general, faces ethics panel

Republican Attorney General candidate Steven Bailey, speaks at a candidate debate Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.

 RICH PEDRONCELLI / AP

Republicans’ nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election.

Former judge Steven Bailey is accused of using his office to further his statewide campaign, improperly accepting gifts and steering business to a firm where his son worked — all in violation of judicial ethics. Bailey served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through the end of August 2017.

Bailey says the allegations “simply lack merit” and blames political gamesmanship. Three special masters from the Commission on Judicial Performance will begin considering them Tuesday.

The hearing in Sacramento creates another hurdle as Bailey tries to unseat Democratic incumbent Attorney…

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