By Kori Suzuki
Several Chula Vista city leaders are calling on Andrea Cardenas to resign after the councilmember was charged in late October with grand theft, money laundering and tax evasion.
In a six-page criminal complaint, the San Diego District Attorney accused Cardenas and her brother, political consultant Jesus Cardenas, of lying in order to get a federal pandemic emergency loan of $175,000. The siblings are also charged with laundering the money through several different bank accounts and donating some of it to Andrea Cardenas’ city council campaign.
Details of the Cardenases’ federal loan were first reported by La Prensa earlier this year.