The Stanton RA was de-chartered unanimously. It is up there with David Reade’s Yolo CRA and the Camp Pendleton RA as a grotesque example of fraud.
It’s “President” Paul Dillon was removed from CRA for 5 years for his participation in the fraud and for causing the police to be called to our convention in April.
Former CRA Vice President Scott Voigts was suspended from CRA for one year for his role in creating and maintaining this unit – amongst a laundry list of what he did.
There is currently a serious effort to re-charter a real CRA unit in Stanton as I write this blog.
This unit has 38 members in the official CRA Membership Records, but only about one-third of the members are from Stanton; the rest of the addresses read like a road atlas of Orange County – Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Irvine, Lake Forest, Orange and Santa Ana. This suggests that an actual meeting of the Stanton Republican Assembly is improbable, indicating potential violations of Section 10.04 and Section 10.05. In any event, no evidence of actual meetings has been presented.
When contacted by the Credentials Committee, this unit’s officers refused to provide records of membership or bylaws, in violation of Section 10.07.
Senate District Director Steve Sarkis repeatedly tried to contact this unit, but he says that he has received no response from this unit since the time they were chartered.
This unit sent Paul Hegyi from Elk Grove as a Delegate to the 2010 Buena Park Convention. Hegyi quickly returned to the Consumnes Republican Assembly afterwards.
Stanton Republican Assembly attempted to send Joseph Constantino as a Delegate to the 2011 Annual Convention, but he is registered as a Decline to State Voter (according to PDI records and confirmed by the County of Orange). This is a violation of Section 4.04 (membership requirements) and Sections 13.08 and 13.10 (concerning Convention representation).
Stanton Republican Assembly Vice President, Roreick Luepton, was submitted as a Delegate from both Stanton and from the San Diego Republican Assembly for the 2011 Convention. Mr. Luepton shows a Garden Grove address on the Stanton roster and a San Diego address on the San Diego roster, in violation of Section 4.06 concerning duplicate membership. This fact also suggests fraud and irregularity in Delegate selection, possibly in violation of Section 13.10.
This unit lists Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson and his wife as members. When called, Supervisor Nelson said that he is a member of the Fullerton Republican Assembly only and that his wife is not a CRA member. Aside from membership fraud, this also suggests violations of Section 4.01, Section 4.03, and Section 4.06.
The dues for all of the current members expire on 3/15/2012, which raises various questions. There is no evidence that this unit collected the annual dues from its members ($25 per person, plus $10 for each additional person from the same household) and remitted those dues to CRA.