San Diego campaign scandal gets second guilty plea

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Updated: 4/10 11:03 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A luxury car dealer is the second person to plead guilty in a case alleging that a Mexican businessman illegally funneled more than $500,000 to support San Diego politicians.

Marc Chase pleaded guilty Thursday to eight federal misdemeanor counts of campaign finance crimes. The U.S. attorney's office says he faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

Under a plea agreement, the 52-year-old car dealer says Mexican businessman Jose Susumo Azano wrote a $380,000 check in 2012, with instructions to spend $180,000 to support unnamed candidates for elected office. The remaining $200,000 was to buy an Andy Warhol serigraph.

The plea agreement says Chase sold Azano $9 million in cars from 2010 to 2013. Azano has pleaded not guilty to making campaign contribution by a foreign national.

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