Shelley denies knowingly accepting illegal contributions
AP reports: [California] Secretary of State Kevin Shelley denied any wrongdoing and called for an investigation Sunday after a newspaper reported that he may have accepted $100,000 in illegal contributions in his 2002 campaign. ...
But Shelley said in a statement to the newspaper that he had "no knowledge of any impropriety" about the contributions in question. "I hold myself to a very high standard, and I hold my contributions to that same high standard. I will not accept any contributions that are illegal, inappropriate or tainted."
Shelley has pledged to place the $100,000 into an escrow account and is calling for an investigation by the attorney general's office as well as the Fair Political Practices Commission.
The FBI said Monday it is already investigating the transactions. -- Shelley calls for investigation into campaign contributions (AP via SignOnSanDiego.com)