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Demovictory9

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Thu Nov 23, 2023, 07:25 AM Nov 2023

TOP southern Calif official's directed $3 million to nonprofit run by his 22 yr old daughter [View all]

https://laist.com/news/politics/andrew-do-rhiannon-do-investigation-warner-wellness-orange-county-viet-america-society-pham

Top OC Official Helped Direct Millions To His Daughter’s Center Without Disclosing Family Connection

Over the past year, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do was involved in directing $3.1 million to a mental health center where his daughter, Rhiannon Do, was president.


The nonprofit contractors that manage the subcontracts said the idea of hiring his daughter’s center didn’t originate with them. One said the center was suggested to them during negotiations with the county, and the other said they were provided a list of county-vetted organizations. Orange County spokespeople have not answered LAist’s questions about Do’s role in the process.

A group of community nonprofit leaders were so concerned about the handling of the subcontracts that they held a meeting about it with the leader of L.A.’s top Asian American civil rights group, who told LAist she followed up by contacting the FBI.

Do’s daughter graduated from high school four years ago, undergraduate college two years ago and is currently a law student at U.C. Irvine, according to her LinkedIn. She lists no other work experience on LinkedIn, aside from a four-month internship this summer at a business law firm. She also was a legislative intern at a mental health advocacy group, according to that group’s website.
Do’s daughter’s mental health center, Warner Wellness Center, is the DBA of the nonprofit Viet America Society. A DBA is a name an organization uses to operate that’s different from its legal name.
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