In Season 3 Episode 8 of House of Cards, during Frank's "breaking the fourth wall" instance, he said:

that Hector Mendoza was replaced as the Senate majority leader because he declared a couple of paid speeches as income?

What does that mean?


Quite the opposite - he didn't declare them, which basically means that he lied in his taxes.

From HoD wiki:

It revealed later in the season that amidst a scandal of accepting undeclared payments for speeches, Mendoza had resigned.

According to what Frank said in this episode this came out because a document "leaked".

  • Not entirely related, but is it known if this was a plot decision or was the actor removed from the show for some reason? It seemed very abrupt. Mar 19 '15 at 22:05
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    @pedro.m. According to the info you can find for example here this is due to his involvement in show American Crime, but since it's not related to the plot I didn't mention it in my answer. Mar 20 '15 at 10:33
  • Ah I had wondered about that. That event just seemed to have come out of no where and I was wondering if the actor had to leave the show. Thanks for the info! Mar 20 '15 at 19:52

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