FPPC to investigate Mayor Pougnet

Eloise Mohsin filed complaint, received response from Fair Political Practice Commission

FPPC to investigate Mayor Pougnet

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 received a letter Thursday afternoon from Eloise Mohsin, a former candidate for Palm Springs City Council.

Mohsin sent us a response from the Fair Political Practices Commission, or the FPPC. It clearly states the agency's enforcement division has initiated an investigation into Mohsin's complaint.

We spoke with Mohsin on the phone and she said her complaint claimed Pougnet failed to properly disclose his business relationship with private developer Richard Meaney.

The letter is dated May 19, and it states the mayor has received a copy of the letter as well.

This is the second complaint filed by Mohsin against Mayor Pougnet's recent affairs. The first was filed in April and the FPPC responded by saying it lacked enough evidence to warrant an investigation.

Mohsin refiled with evidence which she says supports her case.

News Channel 3's Natalie Brunell has been looking into this case closely and we'll deliver more details as soon as they're available.

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