Convicted Killer Was Santa Ana Mayor’s Campaign Consultant

John P. Vega who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, went to work for the mayor's campaign within months of his release from prison in 2012.
John P. Vega (far right), who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, went to work for the mayor's campaign within months of his release from prison in 2012.

Police charged Vega and Rivera with second-degree murder, and a jury later convicted them of voluntary manslaughter. Vega was sentenced to six years in state prison for his part in the crime and was let out on parole on March 30, 2012.

At some point within the next nine months, Vega, who has never registered to vote and spent the majority of his adult life in prison, went to work as a political consultant for Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, according to Pulido’s campaign finance disclosure forms. The forms show Pulido’s campaign paying John P. Vega Consulting $4,300 for phone bank services.

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