October 3, 2018

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SANTA BARBARA, CA – California’s 24th Congressional District candidate, Justin Fareed, has called upon his opponent, Salud Carbajal, to return $20,000 in donations from BOLD PAC in light of serious sexual assault allegations which have been brought against BOLD PAC’s chair.

BOLD PAC’s chair, Tony Cardenas, is facing credible allegations that he drugged and molested a teenage girl. FEC filings showed that Carbajal received $10,000 from BOLD PAC on June 25, 2015 and $10,000 on March 27, 2017.

In addition to receiving $20,000 from BOLD PAC; Carbajal was actively fundraising for the group with Cardenas just weeks ago. The bottom line is that accepting funds from BOLD PAC shows Salud’s tolerance of the alleged despicable acts committed by its chairman.

Fareed issued the following statement: “Salud Carbajal portrays himself as a protector of women’s and survivors’ rights while at the same time benefiting from these dirty funds. Salud has been aware of these credible, disturbing allegations against Tony Cardenas since they came to light in May but has refused to comment and kept the money. He should, at the very least, immediately return the $20,000 he’s received from BOLD PAC.”

Details of the Cardenas allegations can be found HERE.

Justin Fareed is a candidate for California’s 24th Congressional District. He is also President of a local small business, Pro Band Sports Industries, and a third-generation cattle rancher. Justin is a graduate of UCLA and has worked for a senior member of Congress; handling various matters pertaining to foreign relations, small business, agriculture, drafting and coordinating the movement of legislation, and building bi-partisan consensus on Capitol Hill.