LOS ANGELES - An Orange County, Calif., supervisor is under public scrutiny this week for receiving $2,500 from First Boston Corp. for a 1987 trip shortly after voting to appoint the firm as a financial adviser.

County Supervisor Don R. Roth reported in state-required filings after the trip that he received the money as an honorarium for giving a speech at a First Boston seminar held in New York City. But a Los A ngeles Times article this week raised questions about the trip's propriety, noting that Mr. Roth voted only four months before the trip to approve First Boston as financial adviser for a county jail bond financing.

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