OC Supervisor Quietly Routed Millions More To His Daughter’s Group

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do directed an additional $6.2 million in taxpayer dollars to his 22-year-old daughter’s nonprofit group — nearly doubling the funding previously reported by LAist — according to county records obtained by LAist.

Those records show a total of $13.5 million in county funding that Do is now known to have played a major role awarding to Viet America Society since late 2020 — all without publicly disclosing the relationship.

The newly-discovered grants were awarded by Do to his daughter Rhiannon Do’s nonprofit outside of public meetings. Details of these grants were also not included in public meeting agendas. Do awarded the $6.2 million within roughly the last year when Rhiannon Do was listed at various times as the nonprofit’s president on county records. The records obtained by LAist show the money was paid up front to Viet America Society for future services.

Most of the funds — $5.2 million — were federal coronavirus recovery dollars earmarked to feed seniors and people with disabilities, according to the county’s grant agreements for the money. The other newly reported $1 million was to design, build and maintain a Vietnam War memorial at a county park in Fountain Valley.

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