FOLLOWING THE MONEY IN CIRCLES, DOWNTOWN — District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis received over 25 different contributions to her terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mayoral campaign that were in some way connected to Azano Matsura, the shifty foreign type who illegally pumped half a million dollars into San Diego politics last year. In an effort to wash her hands of all that dirty, dirty money, she has pledged to donate around $10,000 of the money — which the campaign paid to her after it shut down — to charity.
Speaking to the press on January 30, Dumanis campaign consultant Jennifer Tierney said that "the charity has not been selected yet, but it will be something focusing on crime victims." Today, SD on the QT has learned the name of that charity: DUPE, which stands for Defending Uncorrupt Political Elections. According to the charity's charter, "DUPE exists to provide restitution to innocent citizens who are unknowingly involved in illegal activities pertaining to civil elections." Its first payout, according to a report filed with the California Dept. of Nonprofit Corporations Compliance Division? Roughly $8000 to one Bonnie Dumanis.