Oceanside councilman scolded over poker winnings
Commission counsel Bridgette Castillo, in a letter to Feller, said Feller's failure to report $4,482 that he won at the Oceans Eleven Casino in Oceanside violates a law requiring officeholders to report any source of income more than $500.
But Castillo said no punishment is planned because Feller had a "good faith belief" that the winnings did not have to be reported because they weren't from a single source.
Feller, a Navy veteran who owned a sandwich shop for a decade and has been on the council for eight years, has amended his disclosure form to include the poker winnings. He's also gone a step further.
"I quit playing poker," he told the North County Times.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Oceanside Councilman Jack Feller. Credit: Oceanside city government