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12/07/2010 12:35 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Miguel Pulido Was Set To Receive $500,000 'Finders Fee' Upon Sale Of Public Buildings

The mayor of Santa Ana would receive a $500,000 "finder's fee" if the controversial sale of 24 state buildings goes through, according to interviews and court documents filed Monday, making him one of many people with deep political connections to benefit from the controversial transaction.

Opponents of the sell-off, led by two former building authority commissioners that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ousted when they raised questions about the transaction, have sued to stop the sale, which could close as early as Dec. 15.

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