High-Profile CA Democrat and OC Political Consultant Reveals Role as FBI Witness in Anaheim Corruption Probe

One of Orange County’s highest-profile political consultants – who’s also a high ranking California Democratic Party official – has confirmed to Voice of OC that she cooperated with an FBI corruption investigation into Anaheim’s city government that burst into public view this week.

The federal probe, which relied on numerous recorded conversations through wiretaps and cooperating witnesses, is investigating Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and others for – among other things – corruption surrounding the sale of Angel Stadium.

Melahat Rafiei – who advises OC candidates like Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan as well as marijuana businesses and was recently appointed to the OC Fair Board by Gov. Gavin Newsom – is now publicly confirming her involvement in the investigation. She’s the first person to do so.

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