Sen. Manny and Cynthia Villar own 2 California properties; senator’s SALN does not list them

Posted at 04/05/2013 7:30 PM

The billionaire Villar couple own two properties in Glendale, California, Senator Manny Villar confirmed to me last year in an ambush interview.

Before I go on, I would like to thank a California Fil-Am lawyer named “Steve” who called my attention to these properties. It was also “Steve” who gave me last year the details on the California property of Charina Corona, daughter of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. “Steve” asked not to be identified for now.

Steve provided me with the documents showing that Senator Villar owned two properties on the same street in Glendale, California.

The first property is at No. 812-E Chestnut Street. The second property is at No. 816-E Chestnut St.

I asked Senator Villar whether he had declared the two properties he had bought in cash for US$460,000 each or for a total amount of US$920,000 in the year 2011.

“Yes,” he replied and added that he was retiring from politics.

I asked Sen. Villar where he had declared the properties in his 2011 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. I told him I could not find them listed anywhere in his 2011 SALN.

Villar told me it was declared together with the rest of his real properties.