During a political campaign, one candidate’s election manager wrote a letter to the editor, posted to websites and sent emails accusing plaintiff of having used his charitable foundation to make contributions to city council members in return for their voting to have plaintiff’s company named as the contractor for a large construction project.  This decision holds that the trial court properly denied the defendant’s Anti-SLAPP motion.  Though the defamatory messages were protected speech under CCP 425.16(e), and although plaintiff was a limited public figure, plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to state a prima facie case showing that the accusations were false and known to be false by the defendant when he made them.