Orange County Trash Hauler Facing Max Fine for Political Money Laundering

George S. Briggeman Jr. used a Wyoming company to funnel money into three 2012 city council races.

Briggeman transferred $13,200 in total to a PAC called Taxpayers for Safer Neighborhoods. The PAC then made independent expenditures in support of six candidates and against three others in races for seats in the Cities of Anaheim, Lake Forest, and Cypress.

His support paid off as five of the six he supported were elected and two of the three he opposed lost their bids.

In 2012, Briggeman owned two waste companies, Consolidated Disposal Services and Briggeman Disposal Services. While they operated under contract of Cypress for more than two decades, they never won contracts in Anaheim or Lake Forest. He has since sold the two companies to Republic Services.

Additionally, Briggeman is no stranger legal issues surrounding campaign finance. Across 2010 and 2011, it was alleged that he made contributions through Taxpayers for Safer Neighborhoods to Los Alamitos city council candidates who agreed to approve a contract to his company. In 2011, a judge invalidated the contract between Consolidated Disposal and the city.

Briggeman’s fine totals $15,000.

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