Former FPPC chair seeks probe of mystery Newsom recall funder

In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, Ann Ravel, then the chair of the California FPPC, speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.

In a letter to the Fair Political Practices Commission and the California Department of Justice, Ann Ravel — a Democrat who previously chaired the FPPC — urged a probe into the money’s true source | AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli


OAKLAND — California’s former campaign finance watchdog is urging the state to investigate a mysterious funder of the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The campaign to topple Newsom recently received a $500,000 infusion from an Orange County-based LLC called Prov. 3:9 that has a minimal business presence