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Carmen Trutanich says debt from D.A. race is down to $112,000

August 2, 2012 |  4:47 pm

Carmen Trutanich says he's whittled his campaign debt to $112,000
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich said Thursday that he has whittled down the debt from his unsuccessful district attorney campaign to a sum no larger than $112,000 –- the amount being sought by his former campaign consultant John Shallman.

Trutanich submitted a report this week saying that he had more than $154,000 in leftover bills for the fundraising period that ended June 30. But hours after The Times reported on that filing -- and spoke with Trutanich and his representatives about it -- Trutanich adviser John Schwada contacted a Times reporter to say every vendor except Shallman had been paid as of Thursday.

Shallman still has an outstanding bill, Schwada said, because he has not submitted backup material to explain his costs.

"Mr. Trutanich is confident this matter will be resolved amicably in the near future," he added.

Representatives of Shallman's firm had no comment.


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Photo: Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich in May. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times