Xavier Campos is a public servant who doesn’t like to talk to the media. For this reason, and maybe a few others, the San Jose councilman refused to answer Fly‘s questions about his former campaign treasurer, Linda Delgado, who handled accounting duties for his council race in 2010. Treasurers aren’t usually a hot topic of conversation, but Delgado also happens to be one of the absentee accountants who facilitated George Shirakawa‘s embezzlement of more than $100K in campaign contributions. She also has a child with the felony-charged former county supervisor. What makes the situation all the more disconcerting is that Campos, a former Shirakawa staff member, followed the disgraced supervisor’s lead in failing to close out the council campaign account in a timely manner, despite repeated attempts by the City Clerk’s office to get Campos to come in line. But that all changed last October, when Shirakawa got a tip that San Jose Inside was looking into his misuse of public funds. A few days after Shirakawa started reimbursing the county to cover his tracks, Campos filed forms with the city on Oct. 15 to drop Delgado and have himself named treasurer. The councilman then amended several campaign disclosure forms—you know, because no one was actually handling proper treasurer duties two years ago—before he forgave a nearly $10K personal loan he gave his campaign a week before the 2010 election. He then terminated the account. Adding a layer of opaqueness to the situation, Campos hired Ed McGovern as his campaign consultant in 2010 but didn’t pay him a dime for his work. McGovern says he and the Campos family are old friends, which is why he pro-bono’d Campos. But the consultant was not so charitable on the campaign of Xavier’s big sis, Nora Campos, who was charged more than $45K to help her win a State Assembly seat that year.