"Victorino Noval and his family are enthusiastic supporters of Alan Jackson's bid to become Los Angeles County's next district attorney.
The self-styled philanthropist has given $3,000, the legal maximum, to Jackson's election campaign. His three adult sons have donated thousands of dollars, with one son giving $100,000 to the California Republican Party a day before the party spent nearly $80,000 on voter mailers championing the prosecutor.
Posted on a Facebook page for Noval's foundation are photographs of a fundraiser Noval says he held for Jackson at his Beverly Hills mansion earlier this year, with guests mingling as a mariachi band played.
The photos of a beaming Jackson standing with Noval capture what would be an ordinary scene of a donor hobnobbing with a district attorney candidate except for one issue: Noval is a felon."
JACKIE LACEY FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY