San Diego Union-Tribune

“[Lara]… met privately with the insurance executive [Steven Menzies] multiple times and accepted more than $46,000 in campaign donations from people connected to his company… Berkshire Hathaway was entitled to keep a $50 million deposit Menzies paid if the proposed acquisition did not close by Sept. 30… after the release of Lara’s public calendars disclosed multiple meetings with Menzies and others, the commissioner announced that he was suspending fundraising for the rest of the year.”

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2019-10-18/company-at-center-of-insurance-commissioners-contributions-scandal-sold-without-california-approval