Posted: 1:00 am Friday, May 28th, 2010

Ethics commissioner calls Nancy Graham’s violations most serious in committee’s history 

By Andrew Abramson

Nancy Graham remains a popular figure in West Palm Beach, and more than a decade after she left office there’s still a faction of fans that believe she will always be superior to Lois Frankel.

In San Diego, however, Graham continues to be vilified. Last week, she appeared at an Ethics Commission hearing on charges that she failed to report more than $3 million in earnings from a land deal with Lennar Corp, the same company that stood to earn $100 million in a potential hotel deal.

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(photo courtesy of Voice of San Diego)

Graham, who served as president of Centre City Development Corp in San Diego, allegedly never disclosed her relationship with Lennar while negotiating the deal to have Lennar and another developer design a hotel on land adjacent to Petco Park.

Check out the article from the Voice of San Diego (the San Diego Union Tribune also covered the hearing).

From the Voice of San Diego article: “The Ethics Commission’s executive director, Stacey Fulhorst, called Graham’s case the most serious ethics violation in the commission’s nine-year history.”

Graham still faces a maximum $170,000 fine. According to the Tribune article, she’s living in Tennessee and wouldn’t disclose what she’s up to these days. Perhaps she’s contemplating a return to West Palm politics?