They bought $100,000 foreign sports cars by the dozens. They bought a limousine company. They had three jets. They owned several elegant homes. They shelled out ridiculously high sums for racehorses.

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Juan Vargas and lobbyists, J. David Dominelli scam, Pala tribe expels members, San Diego Airport PR blitz, SDSU contempt for undergrads, UCSD blood tests south of I-8

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J. David Dominelli, Nancy Hoover, and their early years of wealth

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