Oct 052020
 

The rules don’t apply to Scott. He filed three years worth of reports late and when they were filed, revealed a slew of potential violations up to what I believe is Perjury. Below is the entire email I sent to the City Attorney in Roseville in graphic detail with supporting evidence listing a slew of campaign finance violations by Scott Alvord. Some of the violations are pretty serious – taking over the limit contributions, paying his own business with campaign funds, backdating signatures on reports (could be perjury) and making several campaign donations out of his campaign account which is expressly prohibited in Roseville.

To Whom it May Concern:
I do not need anonymity. I am not a coward looking to hide behind the cover of filing a complaint and hiding. As such, I’d like to be notified about the disposition on the complaint as you do your due diligence. If you need my current home address as I no longer live in Roseville, I will be happy to send it over.
It is my understanding you guys have jurisdiction for most of this.
Please see the following from the State of CA “FPPC” – I also filed a complaint there to ensure that everything was known by both jurisdictions so each of you could address what is yours.
 

We have received your complaint. 

For future reference, the Complaint Number is: COM-09282020-02022 and the respondents listed on the complaint are: Alvord.

Here is an executive summary of what is below and what is attached:
Mr Alvord filed several campaign reports late. This is likely the purview of the FPPC – but are germane to the city of Roseville for a variety of reasons.
There is a potential perjury issue with regard to the backdated signatures on the reports that are clearly date stamped 1-31-2020. Please also note that I included an email thread I had with one of your employees where he indicated that the reports were indeed turned in on 1-31-2020. I am not sure if that is you or the Placer County DA that should look at the official documents and reconcile the apparent legal issue.  Blogger’s Note: See a report from 2018, signed and dated in 2018 yet Date stamped in 2020. Whoops.
There are several spots of unaccounted for donations/spending. These may be the purview of the FPPC.
There are two bona-fide instances of taking contributions over the $500 a piece limit from the same source. This is indeed under the municipal code.
Scott paid his own business and his wife’s business/employer with campaign funds. There are four such instances. These are indeed covered by the municipal code.
Scott failed to covert his campaign committee to an officeholder committee. This is both a violation of the municipal code and FPPC regulations for different reasons.
In one of the repots filed late – we learned that Mr. Alvord made 7 donations to other political campaigns. These are prohibited under the Roseville Municipal Code.
My understanding is that the municipal code provides for an array of sanctions including fines, up to and including removal from office. Given the number of apparent violations, you have quite a case to investigate.
Please see below and the attached files for details to substantiate everything I have alleged in this complaint as I understand this email becomes a legal document and perjury laws apply to its’ contents.
Sincerely Yours,
Aaron F Park

FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2016, FPPC ID# 1382712

  • Late Filing:
    • The campaign filed reports for the following periods late, despite being sent written notices form the Roseville City Clerk:
    • 7/1/2017 – 12/31/2017
    • 1/31/2018 – 6/30/2018
    • 7/1/2018 – 12/31/2018

 

  • Back Dating Reports:
    • The campaign filed reports for the following periods on 1/31/2020, but back-dated the signatures and signed under penalty of perjury that “I have used all reasonable diligence in preparing and reviewing this statement and to the best of my knowledge the information contained herein and in the attached schedules is true and complete. I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.”:
    • 7/1/2017 – 12/31/2017
    • 1/31/2018 – 6/30/2018
    • 7/1/2018 – 12/31/2018
  • Unaccounted for spending:
    • FPPC 460 for period 9/25/2016 – 10/22/2016 Ending Cash Balance: $12,617.51
      FPPC 460 for period 10/23/2016 – 12/31/2016 Beginning Cash Balance: $9,548.96
      Unaccounted for decrease in cash of $3,068.55
    • FPPC 460 for period 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017 Ending Cash Balance: $2,344.98
      FPPC 460 for period 1/1/2018 – 6/30/2018 Beginning Cash Balance: $2394.98
      Unaccounted for increase in cash of $50
  • Violation of Campaign Contribution Limits (RMC 2.60.065):
    • FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2016 contributed to FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2020 $1,089.98 which is more than double the $500 contribution limits set by municipal code.
      • FPPC 460 for period 1/1/2020 – 6/30/2020, Schedule I: Miscellaneous Increases to Cash
        1/1/2020 lists carryover funds from his prior Campaign Account of $1,089.98
    • The last donor to the FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2016  campaign fund was Teichart, Inc. at the contribution limit of $500 (12/9/2016)
      Teichart, Inc. was one of the first donors to the FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2020 campaign committee. This creates a total contribution of $1,000 by Teichart, Inc. that is being used in this election, which is in excess of the $500 contribution limits set by municipal code.
  • Improper Use of Campaign Funds:
    • FPPC 460 for period 10/23/2016 – 12/31/2016 shows campaign committee expenditures to a business owned by Candidate Alvord:
      • Advanced Development Concepts, LLC $800
      • Advanced Development Concepts, LLC $894.95
    • FPPC 460 for period 10/23/2016 – 12/31/2016 shows campaign committee expenditures to a corporation in which his wife, Karen Alvord, was CEO. Karen Alvord also signed the report as Assistant Treasurer of the committee:
      • Lilliput Families $800
    • FPPC 460 for period 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017 shows campaign committee expenditures to a corporation in which his wife, Karen Alvord, was CEO. Karen Alvord also signed the report as Assistant Treasurer of the committee:
      • Lilliput Families $100
  • Conversion of Campaign Committee to an Officeholder Committee
    • Roseville Municipal Code section 2.60.040(C) limits the campaign period to the period from a point nine months prior to the general election for any elective city office, until the December 31st immediately following such general election.
    • FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2016, FPPC ID# 1382712 maintained an active campaign account (without timely reporting, see above) outside the campaign period. Financial transactions occurred outside of the campaign period.
    • FRIENDS OF SCOTT ALVORD FOR ROSEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2016, FPPC ID# 1382712 was used after the campaign period as a defacto Officeholder committee without filing the state required FPPC Form 410 Amendment
  • Improper Use of Officeholder Campaign Funds (RMC 2.60.045(B))
    • Roseville Municipal Code restricts the use of officeholder campaign funds to: All funds so retained shall be expended solely for legal or accounting expenses, charitable events, donations to any bona fide charitable, educational, civic, religious, or similar tax-exempt, nonprofit organization and expenditures associated with holding office, where no substantial part of the proceeds will have a material financial effect on the former candidate or elected officer, any member of his or her immediate family, or his or her campaign treasurer.
    • FPPC 460 for period 7/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 show prohibited contribution to campaign commitees:
      • 7/23/2018 Friends of Andrew Tagg for Roseville Joint Union High School Board $50
      • 7/24/2018 Citizens to Elect Bruce Houdescheldt for Roseville City Council 2018 $100
      • 8/13/2018 Pauline Roccucci City Council 2018 $75
      • 10/15/2018 Yes on Measure B $250
      • 10/22/2018 Pauline Roccucci City Council 2018 $25
      • 11/2/2018 Committee to Elect Krista Bernasconi for Roseville City Council 2018 $100
      • 12/20/2018 Citizens to Elect Bruce Houdescheldt for Roseville City Council 2018 $100
    • The above expenditures were hidden from the public by the committee’s failure to report financial transactions.
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  2 Responses to “Team Alvord Roseville Police Update: The Rules Don’t Apply to Scott Alvord, Your Intrepid Blogger Lists 19 Violations of Campaign Finance Law (Yes, We Filed Complaints as Well)”

  1. Blogger’s Note – In the below response, Mr. Alvord basically admits that everything written is true. He just believes that the rules don’t apply to him and goes so far as to say the City of Roseville is going to help him un-ring the bell. This is specifically why FPPC rules exist, sometimes they are only the only defense the public has from Narcissistic politicians that believe they are above the law.

    Hopefully anyone reading this blog realizes by now that I’m being targeted purely to help my opponent and the opponents of others I support. 

    Where to begin with this laughable list of charges? First off all, this is not a courtroom and anything I certainly will be used against me, so I’ll be brief. 

    Candidates file late all the time, and they update filings when they realize a mistake had been made. 

    Paying my business is laughable and clearly Aaron didn’t show the comments on the expense report about how these were “passthrough” expenses where my company only charged exactly what Facebook charged for the advertising. “Paying my wife’s company” was extremely misleading since her company is a statewide nonprofit children’s charity. Candidates often bleed off extra funding to charities and you can look at most candidate’s expense reports and see this. We are adoptive parents and that charity creates permanent homes for children.

    His understanding of how a campaign account gets carried over is incorrect. I followed directions and did it properly as per the city staff and state. 

    The accusation of receiving double contributions is silly since one was in 2016 and the other in 2020. Again, it was in different fundraising periods. 

    The accusations about mismatched totals bothersome and we’re still looking through the reports figuring out what happened and while we’ve confirmed that all the dollars are accounted for, it appears that we got monthly tracking data (the city used to require monthly reports) accidently listed on state reports that were not monthly. Nothing shady,  just misaligned. However, I’ve met with city staff, who are not concerned, and I will be meeting with the FPPC and ensuring the reports are amended. 

    Lots of scary language in this lovely post. Gotta love how someone who complains about fairness gets to say whatever he wants about others while creating fake websites to mislead people on county voting issues and report anonymous news tips that are anything but accurate. 

  2. He is looking at Brynn Kennedy like a piece of meat.

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