San Diego Union-Tribune

Lara’s one-time boss and political mentor… Fabian Nunez…helped make sure San Francisco investor Steven Menzies did not forfeit a $50 million deposit he paid…to acquire full control of Applied…Just before Menzies was due to lose the…deposit, California regulators agreed not to oppose the sale plan…The newspaper also…disclosed a series of private meetings between Lara and Menzies…the Department of Insurance revealed that it was withholding approximately 400 internal emails and records of 21 meetings with Lara’s top political and legal advisers…”

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2021-07-04/lobbyist-seeks-2m-fee-for-work-on-behalf-of-insurer-that-donated-to-states-top-regulator