SACBEE INVESTIGATION - ARTICLE
Sac Bee investigation indicted Pan for Perjury and Voter Fraud
"Sacramento County prosecutors will not pursue charges against state Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, despite reports by The Sacramento Bee that he appeared to be living outside his district, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi said Wednesday."
"Sacramento Bee investigation about where Pan lived at the time. The investigation found that Pan was spending his time at the his family home in Natomas, which was not in the Assembly district he represents. He had purchased a condominium in the district to comply with the law, and began taking $28,000 in annual per diem payments from the state that local lawmakers typically decline."
"A committee backed by trial lawyers, environmentalists and nurses has sent out a mailer to voters in the 6th Senate District that blasts Assemblyman Richard Pan for taking taxpayer money to cover his living expenses at a second home when Pan ran for an Assembly seat on the south side of Sacramento while maintaining his family house in Natomas."
"During his first few years in the Assembly, Richard Pan said he lived in a condo he bought in the district – yet his wife never moved out of their out-of-district home. ... Was Pan taking taxpayer money to commute to and from a home outside his district?"
"In the last two years, Pan shamelessly took $28,000 in 2012 and $24,000 in 2013 in taxpayer-funded per diem money. His excuse? Pan claims he needed to take the per diem because he had to pay for two residences – one in the district and one outside of the district ..."