Former Assemblyman Alberto Torrico registered as a California lobbyist last week after two years of working as a lawyer and consultant in the state Capitol - but not registering as a lobbyist.
Torrico registered his law firm, the Law Offices of Alberto Torrico, as a lobbying firm and signed the State Coalition of Probation Organizations as a client. He said he will remain an "of counsel" attorney for the lobbying firm Capitol Advocacy, which is owned by lobbyist John Latimer.
Torrico said he registered as a lobbyist because the probation officers group intends to sponsor a few bills this year.
"So it is going to require me to be in the building and trying to impact the continuation of realignment," Torrico said. "They need me to be a lobbyist. They need me to work their bills."