Mayor Villaraigosa Lists Gifts, Including Cufflinks From Hillary
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week filed his annual "statement of economic interests" with the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Obtained by the Weekly, it's a list of valuable gifts he has received, including some interesting ones ...
-$65 cuff links from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
-A $50 tie from former state assembly speaker Willie Brown.
-A $75 bottle of tequila from famed Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez.
-A $100 tie clip from shipping company Maersk.
-A $57 meal from Walt Disney Co.
-A whopping $17,346.01 worth of travel expenses (for a mayoral speech) from the Washington, D.C.-based Academy of Achievement.
-And $420 (420?) in travel expenses from Mexican businessman Ricardo Salinas Pliego, one of the world's richest people.
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