Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor’s gambling woes made national news earlier this month.

O’Connor took more than $2 million from her deceased husband’s charity after losing millions playing video poker.

A few national news outlets (here, here and here) claimed O’Connor lost $1 billion gambling.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, I clarified details on O’Connor’s gambling losses and vetted a councilman’s recent claim about the vote to select Unified Port of San Diego commissioners.

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New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. What should we feature on our next episode?

Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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