In case you missed it, our Cap Bureau colleague Shane Goldmacher reports on his Capitol Alert blog that
Former Senate leader Don Perata has transferred another $400,000 to his legal defense fund from a campaign account he created to advocate for ballot measures.
This transfer follows a $1.5 million shift from $2.7 million that Perata collected to fight Proposition 11, the redistricting measure passed by voters in November. He's using the money to fight a federal corruption investigation. With this second money move, Perata has roughly $600,000 left in the campaign kitty. He spent a little more than $160,000 on the anti-Prop 11 campaign.
It should be noted that moving money in this fashion is legal.
As Shane reported in an earlier story, CCPOA gave $600,000 to the anti-Prop 11 campaign.
We heard from plenty from angry CCPOA members and non-members when we blogged about this last week. More angry calls and e-mails followed our analysis in our Thursday column. However, one former correctional officer we reached said of Perata's decision, "Good for him."