First female mayor of San Diego gambles $2 mil. of charity funds

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton February 15, 2013

Most people who donate to charities do not expect their funds to be gambled with. However, former Mayor of San Diego, Maureen O’Connor believed it was okay to dip into her late husband’s charity foundation to ‘borrow’ $2 million for her online video poker addiction. Her defense ranged from a diagnosis of a tumor which inhibits her to control logic and judgment, to grief gambling after the passing of her husband and two siblings.

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