LOS ANGELES — The Federal Election Commission is investigating a Hollywood gala that raised more than $1 million for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, sources said.
The investigation, launched several weeks ago, comes atop a Justice Department inquiry that has focused in recent months on the event and former Clinton finance executive David Rosen.
In addition, do*****ents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times indicate that a federal grand jury has been examining evidence of wrongdoing by a number of people in connection with the activities of Aaron Tonken, the fund-raising impresario behind the event.
The scope of the grand-jury inquiry and the identity of its targets remained unclear. The Justice Department is thought to be focusing on false statements about how contributions were collected and disbursed.
Tonken, who has pleaded guilty to two fraud counts in connection with his high-profile charity galas, has been cooperating with authorities, sources said.