Despite Harassment Discipline, Bocanegra Rose With Support From Establishment


Despite harassment discipline, Bocanegra rose with support from establishment

Three years after the Legislature disciplined Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra as a Capitol staff member for groping a female employee, the Los Angeles Democrat was elected to office with over a million dollars in support and endorsements from prominent politicians, corporations, associations and lobbying firms.
The victim, who filed a complaint with the Assembly Rules Committee, said Bocanegra’s behavior was widely known in Capitol circles at the time. The Assembly investigators interviewed 15 people in probing the complaint of Elise Flynn Gyore, now a chief-of-staff in the Senate, that Bocanegra stalked her like a predator around a downtown Sacramento club and …

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