person:chris young

  • REDACTED COMMUNICATION SENT TO COUNSEL IN MATTER OF SUIT AGAINST MORRISON & FOERSTER ET AL ON AUGUST 7, 2015

    Dear Counsel:

    I hope you are well and are enjoying the summer.

    This will serve to discuss various matters dealing with the two above referenced actions. At times, each counsel is addressed individually and at times issues are addressed to all (or the majority of) counsel collectively, as follows:

    1. YOLO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES DAVID ROSENBERG AND DAVID REED — First, as to the part of this communication addressed to Messrs. Michael Fox, Keith Fink and Olaf Muller, please be informed that an upcoming federal action of Levi v. Girardi & Keese will include one cause of action seeking only equitable relief against “Yolo County Superior Court.” Since your clients (Judges David Rosenberg and David Reed) are part of the “Yolo County Superior Court”, I wanted to give you a heads-up of the upcoming action, as well as to inform you that it is unrelated to the topics which were previously the subjects of various agreements.

    Simply put, and as discussed in more detail below as events relate to other parties, there have been serious new developments dealing with: a) Yolo DA / AARP b) Michael Cabral / Yolo and Riverside DA’s offices/ SNR Dentons - Rod Pacheco - James Hsu / Yolo County’s Cache Creek Casino - Chief Marshall Mckay/ Mark Friedman / DLA Piper / Kapor Enterprises.

    As far as (a) — developments involving Yolo DA and AARP, etc, note that last week I learned that AARP — where George Davis (formerly a California Bar BOG member who voted to press false criminal charges against me with Yolo DA, president of AARP-California, and with strong financial ties to CCPF) and Barbara O’Connor (AARP and AARP Foundation Director, Link America Foundation Director - whom I caught in major alleged fraud re Washington DC party to celebrate the “linking” of the two Americas — which in actuality was a Barack Obama inauguration party - and employee of Sacramento-based Donna Lucas’s Public Affairs) — has bestowed an unusual grant of $40,000 on the Yolo County District Attorney (see attached press-release and HERE ) headed by Jeff Reisig and Jonathan Raven.

    As far as (b) — developments involving Yolo / Riverside Assistant District Attorney Michael Cabral — note that during the pendency of the criminal action against me, a very unusual theory was explored by which Cabral had been transferred from Riverside County DA to Yolo County DA for the sole reason of falsely and maliciously criminally prosecuting me in order to intimidate me into silence and otherwise confiscate incriminating evidence through the execution of an invalid search warrant.
    At that time, I looked into those facts and rejected the theory dealing with Cabral (See story HERE). About one month ago, I learned that Cabral is no longer with the Yolo DA, and has returned back home to the Riverside County District Attorney.

    As you may recall and as I stated previously, I agreed to a plea of no contest to a charge of misdemeanor attempted extortion as a stopgap measure since I was under duress on various fronts. As part of the plea bargain I agreed to, among other things, not contact the State Bar of California Board of Governors/Trustees directly, and other overreaching conditions.

    Both as a journalist and as a victim of the above alleged malfeasance, I am obviously interested in informing the State Bar of California Board of Governors/Trustees and the public vis-a-vis press releases, published articles, and by contacting other journalists of those events. However, per conditions imposed on me while under duress as part of the plea bargain in the criminal matter by Judge Reed, I am prohibited from directly contacting BOG members. As such, in addition to suing some of the above named and others in federal court, I plan to ask the same federal court for relief to allow me to freely exercise free speech.

    As such, if the attorneys for Judges Rosenberg and Reed believe that advancing an action against Yolo County Superior Court for equitable relief is not consistent with the spirit or language of our prior agreements, please let me know.

    Note that from my perspective past events are all forgotten history and there is absolutely no desire to rehash old claims against Rosenberg and Reed. In fact, as I mentioned to Rosenberg’s attorney (Mr. Fink) over the phone, I am a huge fan of Rosenberg and was recently disappointed that he was not appointed as a justice to the California Supreme Court given his outstanding judicial qualities, experience, and political background (i.e. former chief of staff to Governor Jerry Brown; Judicial Council member; mayor of Davis, etc).

    2. SERVICE OF BRIEF AND APPENDIX — California Rules of Court Rule 8.124 (e)(1)states that “a party preparing an appendix must: (A) Serve the appendix on each party, unless otherwise agreed by the parties....”

    As far as the service of the appendix, I am hoping that each party will agree to waive formal service and instead agree that the service of a searchable PDF Appendix via electronic mail is sufficient. Note that I will be advising the court of my request and the responses received from counsel, if any.

    Similarly, I am hoping that you will also agree to waive formal service of a hard copy of the appellant’s brief and to instead agree that the service of searchable PDF and/or Microsoft Word version of the brief via electronic mail is sufficient. I will also be letting the court know that I made this request of counsel and the responses received, if any.

    I would like to urge everyone to agree to the above in order to save a tree, costs, and the unnecessary labor of printing, copying, and binding thousands of pages.

    3. SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS — As applied to the two above referenced actions, I would like to remind everyone that the window to engage in settlement discussions has been closed, as was stated previously. As such, due to multitudes of reasons, in connection with the above two referenced actions, please refrain from extending any settlement offers, attempting to engage in settlement negotiations, or offering anything of value. The only exception will be if the undersigned originates a proposal.

    4. DOCKET — As far as the matter pending before the California Third District Court of Appeal, note that the docket maintained by the court contains many inaccuracies and is otherwise lacking. For example, a search for the last name of defendant/respondent “James Brosnahan” yields no result. Ditto defendants Freada Kapor Klein, Michael Cabral, Mark Friedman (only the name of the late distinguished Morton Friedman OBM appears), Fulcrum Property (only “Fulcrum Davis” appears, which I assume is associated with the Friedmans), Mary Cary Zellerbach, Martin Investment Management, Ronald Olson, Jeff Bleich, Chris Young, Kamala Harris, Douglas Winthrop, Holly Fujie, Ophelia Basgal, and others.

    As such, I ask that each of you contact the court of appeal on behalf of your respective clients — similar to the 4th entry of the docket by which the attorney for Darrel Steinberg independently wrote the court to advise that Steinberg is a respondent, see HERE — to inform the court of the problem and ask for it to be rectified.

    Moreover, please ensure that the name of your clients are spelled correctly i.e. “Munger,Tollis” or “Freada, Kapor, Klein” are not the correct spelling, at least based on my understanding.

    The attorney representing Ms. Kamala Harris is requested to inform the court to remove a comment by which the docket states that Ms. Harris was sued in her capacity as the attorney general or forward proof where I allege she was sued in such capacity.

    The attorney from Locke Lord representing defendants Cary Zellerbach and Martin Investment is asked to inform the court to correct the docket which does not mention either yourself, your firm, or your clients. Also with respect to your client that has thus far managed to avoid service, please be advised that the California statute of limitations is tolled and I intend to pursue claims against her either in state or federal court. REDACTED

    5. SKADDEN ARPS — ISSUES RE RAUOL KENNEDY REPRESENTATION OF CALIFORNIA JUDICIARY — Mr. Russell, as you may recall, in reply to my inquiry you wrote: "My colleague Raoul Kennedy does indeed represent Justice Robert Mallano in Mallano v. Chiang et al., LASC Case No. BC533770. As you may know, Judge Elihu Berle granted class certification in Mallano on January 15, 2015. The class members have not yet been identified because notice has not been circulated, nor has the period for opt outs occurred. Nevertheless, regardless of which judges or justices eventually become members of the class, pursuant to section 811.9 of the California Government Code, the “fact that a justice, judge, subordinate judicial officer, court executive officer, court employee, the court, the Judicial Council, or the Administrative Office of the Courts is or was represented or defended by the county counsel, the Attorney General, or other counsel shall not be the sole basis for a judicial determination of disqualification of a justice, judge, subordinate judicial officer, the county counsel, the Attorney General, or other counsel in unrelated actions.” Cal. Gov’t Code § 811.9. As a matter of law, there is no conflict. The statute is attached for your reference."

    As a reply, I wrote in part that the statute applies only to one justice, and in the case at hand Mr. Kennedy represents (as of now and assuming none chose to opt out) the entire qualified panel of justices of the Third District and that, most importantly, per the statute, the representation must be the “sole” basis. Here, the representation of Skadden/ Kennedy is NOT the sole basis. Rather, there is an additional basis for the disqualification — which is the fact that Skadden itself is also a DEFENDANT in the “unrelated action.”

    In any event, this will serve to inform you that I intend to seek to disqualify any and all judicial officers who are clients of your firm. As such, I ask for you to please forward a list identifying the class members and all those who chose to opt-out of the litigation.

    6. MORRISON & FOERSTER: Mr. Besirof, associate Davis indicated that you replaced Mr. Dresser as the attorney in this matter. Please let me know if you have any questions or require certain clarification. Since you are new to the case and since it is summer, if you need extra time to catch up on materials as far as the filing of an appellate respondent brief, I am extending to you (and by extension everyone else) an additional 60 days in which to file your brief.

    7. DEFENDANT MARK FRIEDMAN / COUNSEL - BROTHER PHILIP FRIEDMAN — Mr. Friedman, in connection with events dealing with Michael Cabral / Yolo DA / Chache Creek Casino and SNR Dentons, can you please provide a list of all the partnerships between defendant Mark Friedman and the Rumsey / Yocha Dehe tribe which operates Cache Creek Casino in Yolo County?

    A lawsuit (attached) the tribe/casino filed against your brother and REDACTED lists the following: Government Property Fund,LLC; Government Property Fund II, LLC ; Government Property Fund III, LLC ; Government Property Fund IV, LLC ; 4330 Watt,LLC; Fulcrum Management Group LLC ; Fulcrum Friedman Management Group, LLC ; Illiniois Property Fund, GPF ; and Illinois LLC. Are these partnership still in effect ?

    Also, for purposes of determine potential conflicts of interest in the current pending matter as far as your ability to serve as legal counsel given your role as a potential witness, please inform me whether Paragraph 108 of the lawsuit which states: “The other Vectors partners included REDACTED and Opper, as well as Friedman, Friedman’s father and brother, and John Krasznekewicz (a Friedman friend)” refers to you, Philip Friedman. In essence, what I am asking is are you the Vector partner or is the brother alluded to someone else ? Also, starting in 2006 to the present, were you involved in any other partnership with the tribe and the casino ?

    8. MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON: Mr. Senator, if not a bother, I will appreciate if your firm would forward me the following:

    a - copy of the report prepared by your colleague Bart Williams dealing with alleged misconduct by Joe Dunn, especially in connection to a trip overseas by which Dunn was accompanied by Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese and Tom Layton. As you may be aware, accompanying the Yolo County District Attorney officers during the execution of the search warrant at my home was also Tom Layton — who served as liaison. As such, if said report is in the public domain, I will appreciate if you forward a copy.

    b - your colleague Jeffrey Bleich recently solicited as clients a group of UC Davis APA law students in connection with their bid to admit post-mortum an APA applicant to the State Bar of California. If not a bother, will it be possible for you to please forward to me a copy of the motion and all other pleading submitted to the California Supreme Court.

    9. FREADA AND MITCHELL KAPOR / LEVEL PLAYING FIELD INSTITUTE : Mr. Medina, at your earliest, I will appreciate if you please address the following:

    a. In order to determine your status as potential witness, can you please forward your employment history to date beginning from around 2006 ? Were you ever employed at the DLA Piper office in Sacramento ? If yes, can you please state the dates of your employment.

    b. Are you and your clients in a position to disclose who is paying Kapor and LPFI’s attorney’s fees? If it is DLA Piper who set you up to defend the two or otherwise is paying your attorney’s fees, please let me know. As you may know, DLA Piper managing partner Gilles Attia, daughter Sarah Attia, and partner Steve Churchwell played a huge role in CaliforniaALL / Obama for America. Also, separately and around the same time, there is an allegation that DLA Piper laundered $50,000 to “Obama Victory Fund” through defendant Level Playing Field Institute / Kapor Enterprises vis-a-vis the so called “Kapor Maneuver.”

    c. Recently, I have learned from a YOU-TUBE video featuring Mr. Kapor that he is heavily invested in what he refers to as “Ed-Tech” companies.

    It will be appreciated if you let me know if Mr. Kapor, his wife, or their entities have any business relationships with Steve Poizner or former California Bar Foundation treasurer Lindsay Lee — both of whom are also involved with Ed-Tech.

    d. Yesterday, just as I was about to send you settlement business proposals, much to my chagrin and indignation, I encountered the following article in USA Today. Under the heading of “Kapors pledge $40 million investment in tech diversity” it stated, among other things: “Mitch Kapor and wife Freada Kapor Klein will invest $40 million over three years in a set of initiatives designed to give women and underrepresented minorities a better shot at becoming technology entrepreneurs.” The article further stated that “Kapor Capital will make more than $25 million in investments in technology start-ups working to narrow the achievement gaps. At least half of the companies will have founders from underrepresented groups.” (See story http://tinyurl.com/p33dxlx )

    My understanding is that any and all non-profit and for-profits companies operated in the State of California are deemed to be “business establishments” that come within the purview of Civil Code Section 51 known as The Unruh Civil Rights Act.

    Be advised that the plan by the Kapors and Kapor Capital to “make more than $25 million in investments in technology start-ups working to narrow the achievement gaps. At least half of the companies will have founders from underrepresented groups” runs afoul of The Unruh Civil Rights Act which reads: “All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.”

    In other words, Kapor Capital’s plan to pick and choose “founders from underrepresented groups” (based on the article, women and “underrepresented minorities”) is unlawful. If you or your clients disagree, please forward an explanation. Otherwise, I shall await word from you that there has been a change of plans.

    e. As you may be aware, starting around 2000, the former executive-director of the State Bar of California (Ms. Judy Johnson) secretly served as the president of the “California Consumer Protection Foundation” ("CCPF") an entity which obtained millions of dollars from class-action “cy pres” awards and from fines, settlements and payments the CPUC — during the time Michael Peevey and Geoff Brown served as commissioners — imposed on various utility companies. For example, anytime a merger took place i.e. between various cell-phone companies such as Verizon, millions were paid to CCPF.

    CCPF, in turn, funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to entities in South-Central Los Angeles [with very close connection to State Bar of California BOG members Shrimpscam’s Gwen Moore and George Davis], a dubious entity in Venice for “Youth Radio”, an entity headed by Michael Shames, various Asian-American entities with close connections to State Bar officials (Holly Fujie and Madge Watai — Little Tokyo Service Center, etc.) and money to entities headed by associates of Justice Ming Chin.

    Based my estimation, around $3 million cannot be accounted for, and separately I alleged that CCPF submitted false reports to the IRS. Months before the execution of the search warrant, I complained to the IRS against CCPF as well as filed an ethics complaint against Judy Johnson and others with the State Bar of California. Later, as you may recall, the State Bar of California BOG voted to file criminal charges against me, alleging among other things, that the CCPF ethics complaint constituted criminal conduct which served as one basis for the search warrant.

    Based on my recollection, it also appeared that CCPF may have funneled money to entities established by the Kapors. Since all the materials have been confiscated by the Yolo DA and are otherwise inaccessible, at your earliest, I will appreciate the names of those entities and the dates / amounts each of these contribution.

    f. Please consider this a formal request for “Kapor Center for Social Impact” to produce its 3 last 990 forms submitted to the IRS. If you need me to request this information from the entity directly, please let me know.

    Thank you for your attention to these matters. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Trade groups like the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent more than $1.2 billion on contractors for advertising, public relations and marketing services from 2008 to 2012. That dwarfs what they spent on top lobbying contracts.

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  • Oliver Lewis
    Deputy Attorney General
    Department of Justice, State of California
    1300 I Street, Suite 125
    Sacramento, California 94244

    Re: Defendant Kamala Harris

    Dear Mr. Lewis:

    1. In a letter dated July 3, 2014, you informed me that your office is representing defendant Kamala Harris in the action I have filed in Yolo County Superior Court. Please note that I strongly object to such representation because Ms. Harris has been sued in her capacity as a private individual for misconduct which took place before she assumed the position of Attorney General of the State of California — specifically, misconduct she undertook together with her brother-in-law (Tony West), who was employed at that time at Morrison & Forester (alongside James Brosnahan and Chris Young) in her capacity as a member of Obama for America.

    As such, I believe that your office’s representation of Ms. Harris under these circumstances is inappropriate, and ask that your office cease from representing Ms. Harris. If you disagree with my position, I would appreciate if you can forward an explanation.

    2. Your letter also states that on July 3, 2014 you attempted to file a demurrer to the complaint, to be heard on July 25, but were told by the clerk of the court that it will not assign a hearing date. My understanding is that the last day to file any motion for a hearing date of July 25 was June 27, 2014 (for service by mail). As such, the clerk was correct in rejecting your papers.

    Nevertheless, as a courtesy, I will not seek entry of default judgment against Ms. Harris, and will await word from the Court as to when it will hear your demurrer.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

  • Text of First Amended Complaint Against Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist International of the Americas; David Rosenberg; David Reed; Sheryl Cambron; Barbara Geisler; Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; Michael Cabral; Peter Martin, Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Mary Ann Todd , Munger Tolles & Olson, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson, Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison & Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern California Edison , Wilson Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties, Mark Robinson, Geoffrey Brown, Arnold Porter, Mark Parnes, CaliforniaALL, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Larissa Parecki, Morrison England, Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield, McGeorge School of Law, Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin Zellerbach, Martin Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner, Accenture, Freada Kapor Klein, Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, James Lewis, Verizon Communications, Darrell Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Michael Peevey, Steve Poizner, James Hsu, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and Does 1-100

    PART 1 — INTRODUCTION
    1. Plaintiff - an individual residing in Yolo
    County who is an investigative reporter and a Rabbi - has been subject
    to a campaign of systematic harassment ever since he uncovered
    corruption in various matters dealing with the California Public
    Utilities Commission; Democratic Party operatives; and Boyd Gaming
    Director, owner of various casinos, and class-action attorney Thomas
    Girardi ("Girardi") of Girardi & Keese in connection with financial
    corruption, obstruction of justice, and related acts of misconduct.

    2. For example, Plaintiff unearthed the fact that
    subsequent to being disciplined by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    stemming from an attempt to defraud the court by resorting to the “use
    of known falsehoods”, the State Bar of California appointed as
    “special prosecutor” Girardi’s own private malpractice lawyer (Jerome
    Falk of Howard Rice) to prosecute Girardi on the State Bar’s behalf.
    (When later questioned about this matter, Falk asserted that his firm
    had represented the law firm of Girardi & Keese, but not Girardi
    himself.)
    3. Plaintiff also discovered corruption in a
    national class-action case (Fogel v. Farmers) in which Girardi - who
    represented the class of plaintiffs - never disclosed that the
    attorneys who represented defendant Farmers (Skadden Arps, Thomas
    Nolan, Raoul Kennedy) were concurrently representing Girardi himself
    in a separate legal matter. Very shortly after Plaintiff exposed the
    corruption, attorneys for Farmers approached, sought and obtained from
    the court a supplemental notice to the class of plaintiffs (consisting
    of 14 million Americans) indicating that if they cashed their
    settlement checks, they agreed to not sue Farmers or Girardi because
    of the undisclosed relationship.
    4. Plaintiff also unearthed corruption involving
    Girardi (who has a reputation of “bankrolling” the California
    Democratic party) and individuals associated with the California
    Democratic Party with connections to the California Public Utilities
    Commission/Energy Commission (Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Geoffrey
    Brown, Peter Arth, Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, Darrell Steinberg) and
    utility lawyers involved in the “California Energy Crisis” (Ron Olson
    and Jeff Bleich of Munger Tolles; James Brosnahan of Morrison &
    Foerster; John Keker of Keker & Van Nest; Jerry Falk and Douglas
    Winthrop of Howard Rice; Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese; Joe
    Cotchett of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy; Mark Robinson of Robinson
    Calcagnie Robinson; and the law offices of DLA Piper) to launder money
    from utility companies (SCE, PG&E, Verizon, AT&T) to various members
    of California’s Democratic Party (Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, Kamala
    Harris, Jerry Brown, Kevin Johnson, Darrell Steinberg) and OBAMA FOR
    AMERICA via various non-profits (CaliforniaALL, Level Playing Field
    Institute, California Consumer Protection Foundation).
    5. Also involved in the various financial schemes were
    Cache Creek Casino, Sacramento-based developer Mark Friedman of
    Fulcrum Property, his business partner (gambling attorney Howard
    Dickstein), and Dickstein’s wife, Jeannine English, who was also
    acting on behalf of AARP to position Barack Obama in the White House
    and on behalf of Mark Friedman to position Kevin Johnson as the mayor
    of Sacramento. Additionally involved were Obama for America tech-guru
    Mitch Kapor and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein.
    6. In connection with the above discoveries,
    Plaintiff informed various law-enforcement agencies of these facts, as
    well as filed ethics complaints against some of the above named
    attorneys with the State Bar of California.
    7. Plaintiff was repeatedly warned that Girardi is
    “well-connected” and will seek to silence Plaintiff as a result of
    Plaintiff’s discoveries and allegations.
    8. Indeed, very shortly after Plaintiff unearthed
    these events, a posse of eight armed investigators from the Yolo
    County District Attorney’s office executed an invalid search warrant
    at Plaintiff’s place of residence in Yolo County and confiscated all
    documents and computers in his home relating to, inter alia, various
    ethics complaints filed by Plaintiff on the ground that the ethics
    complaints were baseless.
    9. Plaintiff has been informed by credible sources,
    and therefore alleges, that David Rosenberg was one of those
    responsible for pressing criminal charges against him, that he
    “cleared the way” for the search warrant, and that he is otherwise
    friendly with Howard Dickstein, Mark Friedman, Jerry Brown, Mark
    Robinson, and Chief Marshall McKay of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation (all
    actors in CaliforniaALL — a sham non-profit launched for the purpose
    of laundering funds to finance the campaigns of various politicians,
    including President Obama, Kamala Harris, Kevin Johnson of Sacramento,
    and Governor Jerry Brown. )
    10. Venue in this case is proper in Yolo County because the acts and
    omissions of which Plaintiffs complain occurred in Yolo County.
    11. Plaintiff is unaware of the true names and capacities of the
    Defendants sued as Does 1 through 100, inclusive, and therefore sues
    these Defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff is informed and
    believes, and therefore alleges, that the Defendants herein designated
    as Does are legally responsible in some manner for the events and
    happenings referred to which caused the injuries to Plaintiff for
    which he now seeks damages. Plaintiff will amend this Complaint to
    allege their true names and capacities when ascertained.
    12. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and therefore alleges, that
    at all times mentioned herein, Defendants were the agents, servants,
    employees and/or joint venturers of the other Defendants and were at
    all times mentioned herein acting within the scope, course and
    authority of this agency, employment and/or joint venture. Plaintiff
    is further informed and believes and, therefore alleges, that each of
    the Defendants consented to, ratified, participated in, or authorized
    the acts of the remaining Defendants.
    PART 2: BACKGROUND OF FACTS UNDERLYING CLAIMS AGAINST LEA ROSENBERG
    AND RELATED INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA’S
    BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE § 17200 — PREDICATED ON 26 U.S. C. §
    6104(d)

    13. Following the execution of the invalid search
    warrant on Plaintiff’s home, described above, Plaintiff began
    conducting research into David Rosenberg’s background and learned that
    he is a judge with the Yolo County Superior Court with a reputation of
    being a “political animal”.
    14. Plaintiff further learned, and thereupon
    alleges, that Judge David Rosenberg and his wife (Lea Rosenberg), as
    well as Judge David Reed and his wife (Sheryl Cambron), are deeply
    involved — as either officers or directors — with a web of
    non-profit entities worth millions of dollars known as Saratoga
    Retirement Community, Meadows of Napa Valley, Davis Odd Fellows, Odd
    Fellows Homes of California, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Soroptimist
    International of Davis, David Odd Fellows Hall, and others. Plaintiff
    is informed and believes and therefore alleges that Lea and David
    Rosenberg are individuals residing in Yolo County.
    15. Later on, Plaintiff also discovered a pattern by
    which Lea Rosenberg and Sheryl Cambron — as the wives of two judges -
    were energetically raising funds from various businesses for an entity
    known as Progress Ranch headed by the foreperson of the Yolo County
    Grand Jury, Barbara Sommer. (For example, Davis Odd Fellows
    repeatedly held events to benefit Progress Ranch known as “Breakfast
    with Santa”; Soroptimist International of Davis held an event to
    benefit Progress Ranch known as “Texas Hold ’Em”; Davis Rebekah Lodge
    held an event to benefit Progress Ranch known as “Crab Feed.”) During
    the time period that Barbara Sommer served as foreperson of the Grand
    Jury of Yolo County, the grand jury was investigating two prominent
    entities — Cache Creek Casino (a casino which is owned and operated
    by Yocha Dehe Wintun nation headed by Marshall Mckay) and “First 5
    Yolo” (headed by Yolo County Board of Supervisors member Don Saylor).
    16. Judge Rosenberg’s judicial campaign treasurer, Victor
    Bucher, is a nationally renowned expert in the area of accounting and
    tax fraud, and also serves as the “treasurer” of a separate non-profit
    entity launched by David Odd Fellows — Davis Odd Fellows Charities,
    Inc. — where David Rosenberg serves as president and Victor Bucher as
    Treasurer.
    17. On April 4, 2013 — consistent with the
    statutory framework put into place by 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) — Plaintiff
    served a request for Davis Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge (which
    Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges are
    tax-exempt organizations) to make available for inspection their IRS
    990 forms.
    18. A tax-exempt organization must make available
    for public inspection its application for tax exemption, three most
    recent 990 annual information returns, and schedules and attachments
    available, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d), which reads, in relevant
    part:
    “Public inspection of certain annual returns, reports, applications
    for exemption, and notices of status
    (1) In general
    In the case of an organization described in subsection (c) or (d) of
    section 501 and exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) or an
    organization exempt from taxation under section 527 (a)—
    (A) a copy of—
    (i) the annual return filed under section 6033 (relating to returns by
    exempt organizations) by such organization,
    (ii) any annual return which is filed under section 6011 by an
    organization described in section 501 (c)(3) and which relates to any
    tax imposed by section 511 (relating to imposition of tax on unrelated
    business income of charitable, etc., organizations),
    (iii) if the organization filed an application for recognition of
    exemption under section 501 or notice of status under section 527 (i),
    the exempt status application materials or any notice materials of
    such organization, and
    (iv) the reports filed under section 527 (j) (relating to required
    disclosure of expenditures and contributions) by such organization,
    shall be made available by such organization for inspection during
    regular business hours by any individual at the principal office of
    such organization and, if such organization regularly maintains 1 or
    more regional or district offices having 3 or more employees, at each
    such regional or district office, and
    (B) upon request of an individual made at such principal office or
    such a regional or district office, a copy of such annual return,
    reports, and exempt status application materials or such notice
    materials shall be provided to such individual without charge other
    than a reasonable fee for any reproduction and mailing costs.
    The request described in subparagraph (B) must be made in person or in
    writing. If such request is made in person, such copy shall be
    provided immediately and, if made in writing, shall be provided within
    30 days.
    (2) 3-year limitation on inspection of returns
    Paragraph (1) shall apply to an annual return filed under section 6011
    or 6033 only during the 3-year period beginning on the last day
    prescribed for filing such return (determined with regard to any
    extension of time for filing).”
    19. Plaintiff delivered the request through Lea
    Rosenberg because she was the common denominator between the various
    “Odd Fellows” entities and Soroptimist, in that she served as an
    officer and/or director of the various “Odd Fellows” entities, and as
    president of Davis Rebekah Lodge.
    20. Specifically, on April 4, 2013 Plaintiff
    delivered to Lea Rosenberg at learose@jps.net the following email
    request:
    “Re: Request for Production of IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A,
    Form 1023 to entities associated with Lea Rosenberg, to wit:
    Soroptimist International of Davis, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd
    Fellows

    Dear Mrs. Rosenberg:

    Consistent with U.S. Internal Revenue Service Regulations, please
    consider this communication a formal request to produce their IRS Form
    990, Form 990 Schedule A, as well Form 1023. This request is for all
    documents submitted to the IRS within the past three years, which
    generally means the three most recent returns.

    Said regulations require that these documents be produced within 30
    days. Soroptimist International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis
    Odd Fellows are entitled to charge reasonable costs for any copying
    and mailing costs incurred in relation to this request. Alternatively,
    you can email the documents to me as PDF attachments. I prefer the
    latter method. However, if for some reason, you prefer to copy and
    mail the documents, please send them to the following address:

    [—address intentionally omitted—]

    I ask that you draw no conclusion or develop any concern from the mere
    fact that this request is being made about you, Soroptimist
    International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows or any
    other individual or entity.

    In addition, I ask that you please produce the following:
    1. A detailed and complete list of all other non-profit entities you
    were involved beginning in 2008 to the present.
    2. A detailed and complete list of all sums which were transferred
    amongst any and all organizations you were involved, beginning in 2008
    to the present. For example, if in 2009 Soroptimist International of
    Davis transferred money to Davis Odd Fellows either as donation or
    rent, I ask that such transaction be disclosed.
    3. A detailed and complete list of all direct or indirect transfers of
    funds from Soroptimist International of Davis, Davis Rebekah Lodge,
    Davis Odd Fellows to Progress Ranch and/or any other entity associated
    with Barbara Sommer from 2007 to the present.

    Thank you for your time and anticipated cooperation. If you have any
    questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.”
    21. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that Lea Rosenberg received Plaintiff’s email dated April 3, 2013.
    22. On April 24, 2013, Plaintiff delivered to Lea
    Rosenberg a notice of change of address.
    23. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that Lea Rosenberg received Plaintiff’s requests for the
    organizations’ IRS 990 forms, and while conspiring with other
    Defendants, chose to breach the duty to comply with 26 U.S.C. §
    6104(d).
    24. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and
    therefore alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided,
    abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged,
    promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in,
    enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted
    in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.
    25. Due to this failure to comply with Plaintiff’s
    request, Plaintiff spent considerable time and resources trying to
    obtain those documents elsewhere, to no avail. Plaintiff asked his
    paid research-clerk to conduct further research on the Internet in
    hope of locating a complete set of the desired documents, also to no
    avail.
    26. Still seeking a complete set of the requested
    documents, on September 24, 2013 Plaintiff sent Lea Rosenberg the
    following email:
    "RE: Davis Odd Fellow Hall; Davis Odd Fellow - Second Request for
    Production of IRS Documents

    Dear Ms. Rosenberg:

    The purpose of this communication is to address the following matters:

    1. Since you appear to have been involved with Davis Rebekah Lodge,
    Davis Odd Fellow, and Sophomoric, I had previously asked you to
    produce the IRS tax-returns for those entities.

    For reasons which I do not understand, rather than complying with this
    simple request (as you are required to do by law given the fact that
    those entities are allowed to operate on a “tax-exempt” status), you
    have failed to respond. I am therefore reiterating my request that you
    comply with the request for these tax returns and produce them to me
    within the next 5 days.

    As you know, I am troubled by events surrounding the almost exclusive
    fundraising to “emancipated foster youth”, Barbara Sommer, Davis Odd
    Fellow members Jonathan Raven and Michael Cabral, Cache Creek Casino,
    Vic Bucher, and Progress Ranch.

    I am also troubled by the fact that Judge Rosenberg (and his Judicial
    Campaign CPA Vic Bucher) lends money to the judicial campaign of other
    judges (i.e. Tim Fall and Dan Maguire). Hence, I would like to get to
    the bottom of things, and need the requested tax forms to do so.

    2. In the previously submitted request, there was no mention of “Davis
    Odd Fellow Hall.” My position and understanding is that Davis Odd
    Fellow Hall is part of Davis Odd Fellow.
    Nevertheless, please consider this communication a formal request to
    also provide copies of the last three tax return forms that “Davis Odd
    Fellow Hall” had submitted to the IRS.

    3. Given that Davis Odd Fellow, David Odd Fellow Hall, and Davis
    Rebekah Lodge are under the exclusive control of you, your husband
    David Rosenberg, as well as David Reed and his wife Cheryl Cambron,
    and given that both David Rosenberg and David Reed are judges of the
    Yolo County Superior Court, I submit that these entities have a duty
    to operate at an even higher level of transparency than mandated by
    the IRS, and must comply with the common law duty of disclosure.

    Thus, in addition to inspecting and copying the documents authorized
    by the IRS, I request copies of detailed financial statements (i.e.
    income, expenditures, names of donors, names of businesses and amount
    of rent Davis Odd Fellow Hall charges its various tenants, identity of
    subcontractors, identity of those who have rented the Hall etc.) For
    example, my understanding is that David Greenwald (publisher of The
    People’s Vanguard of Davis and Vanguard Court Watch) entered into a
    contract with Davis Odd Fellow Hall. Given that Mr. Greenwald’s
    publications purport to report on misconduct and malfeasance in the
    local area, including the courts, it appears to me that there is a
    direct conflict between this stated mission and his decision to rent
    space from an entity whose Board is comprised of you, and two Yolo
    County Superior Court judges.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you and receiving the requested documents."
    27. Later that day, Plaintiff received an email
    response from Lea Rosenberg stating only the following: “so he is at
    it again.”
    FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
    Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200 Predicated on
    26 U.S.C. § 6104(d)
    (Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of
    Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California;
    Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist
    International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist
    International of the Americas; and Does 1 - 100)

    28. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
    – 27 as though fully set forth herein.
    29. Despite Plaintiff’s repeated requests,
    Defendants failed to comply with 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d). This failure
    constitutes unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business
    & Professions Code § 17200.
    30. Plaintiff is informed and believes that
    Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled,
    commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated,
    advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to,
    facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the
    commission of the above-described acts.
    31. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful
    acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in
    fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at
    trial.
    SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
    Negligence Per Se / Torts in Essence
    (Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order
    of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California;
    Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist
    International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist
    International of the Americas; and Does 1 - 100)

    32. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
    – 31 as though fully set forth herein.
    33. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that Defendants were all aware of Plaintiff’s repeated
    requests for the above-described entities’ IRS Form 990 forms, as
    described in this Complaint.
    34. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and
    therefore alleges that Defendants were under a duty to ensure
    compliance, yet chose to breach a duty prescribed in 26 U.S.C. §
    6104(d). This failure to comply with the statutory requirements
    constitutes negligence per se. In the alternative, Plaintiff further
    alleges that the failure to comply with the statutory requirements of
    26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) constitutes “torts in essence” as a matter of
    public policy, because the statute at issue was enacted to benefit
    individuals in Plaintiff’s position, and because implied in 26 U.S.C.
    § 6104(d) is a private right of action.
    35. As a proximate result of Defendants’ breach of duty,
    as alleged above, Plaintiff spent considerable time and resources
    trying to obtain those documents elsewhere, to no avail. Plaintiff
    asked his paid research-clerk to conduct further research on the
    Internet in hope of locating a complete set of the desired documents,
    also to no avail. Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and has lost
    money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
    36. Plaintiff further alleges that Davis Odd Fellows
    owns a Hall ("Davis Lodge Hall"), on a property adjacent to the two
    Lodges, and is the owner (and landlord) of rental property currently
    occupied by Hunan Chinese Restaurant and Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold
    Real Estate.
    37. The “Hall Board Association” is a California
    corporation, and is the actual owner of the Davis Lodge Hall, the
    adjacent property of the two Lodges, and the rental property currently
    occupied by Hunan Chinese Restaurant and Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold
    Real Estate.
    38. The “Hall Board Association” is composed of
    President David Rosenberg, Vice President David Reed, Secretary Lea
    Rosenberg, Treasurer Sheryl Cambron, and Barbara Geisler.
    39. The Davis Lodge Hall is available to rent by the
    general public for receptions, fund-raisers, dinners, conferences,
    trade shows, meetings, and other events.
    40. The Davis Lodge Hall is also used by Davis Odd
    Fellows for its own functions, such as Davis Odd Fellows Bingo and
    Master Balls.
    41. In approximately September 2013, and after the
    expenditure of considerable time, resources, and efforts, Plaintiff
    managed to ascertain that the actual legal name of Davis Odd Fellows
    and David Rebekah Lodge is “Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd
    Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge.” Plaintiff then managed to obtain
    partial copies of tax returns that “Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order
    of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge” had submitted to the IRS.
    42. Upon reviewing partial copies of the
    above-described IRS 990 forms from 2010 and 2011, Plaintiff noted that
    false information had been submitted to the IRS on two occasions that
    he was able to identify from the incomplete forms. Specifically,
    according to those 990 forms, in 2010 David Reed served as the
    president of Yolo Lodge 169; serving as the Treasurer of Yolo Lodge
    was Sheryl Cambron. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that Reed and Cambron are married to each other.
    43. However, this was not the information provided
    to the IRS. The 2010 IRS Form 990 submitted by Yolo Lodge asked, ’Did
    any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family
    relationship or a business relationship with any other officer,
    director, trustee, or key employee?’ The form submitted by Yolo Lodge
    states, “NO.” Since two of the officers (Reed and Cambron) were
    actually married to each other, this is a misrepresentation.
    44. In 2011, Yolo Lodge officers submitted false
    information to the IRS again, this time involving a different set of
    actors — Lea and David Rosenberg, who are married to each other.
    Specifically, in 2011 David Rosenberg served as President of Yolo
    Lodge; his wife, Lea Rosenberg, served as “Secretary” of Yolo Lodge,
    and David Reed served as a board member.
    45. The 2011 IRS Form 990 submitted by Yolo Lodge
    asked, ’Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a
    family relationship or a business relationship with any other officer,
    director, trustee, or key employee?’ The form submitted by Yolo Lodge
    states, “NO.” Since two of the officers (David Rosenberg and Lea
    Rosenberg) were actually married to each other, this is a
    misrepresentation.
    46. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that Virgil Smith is a CPA, a member of Davis Odd Fellows, and
    a co-conspirator in the submission of these fraudulent tax-returns.
    Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    also responsible for submitting these fraudulent tax-returns were
    Davis Odd Fellows officers and directors David Rosenberg, Lea
    Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler, and Robert
    Bockwinkel.
    47. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that the fraudulent tax-returns were submitted because David
    Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler,
    Virgil Smith and Robert Bockwinkel did not want the IRS and the public
    to become aware that Sheryl Cambron is married to David Reed, and
    because they were concerned that if such relationships (i.e. Lea
    Rosenberg is married to David Rosenberg) would be disclosed, it may
    trigger an IRS audit.
    THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
    Civil Conspiracy to Violate 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d)
    (Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, David Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl
    Cambron, Barbara Geisler, Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; and Does 1
    – 100)

    48. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
    – 47 as though fully set forth herein.
    49. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that subsequent to Plaintiff’s request to obtain copies of the
    relevant IRS forms 990 delivered to Lea Rosenberg as described above,
    Defendants Lea Rosenberg, David Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron,
    Robert Bockwinkel, Barbara Geisler, and Virgil Smith willfully and
    knowingly conspired and agreed among themselves to a scheme by which
    they agreed to violate Plaintiff’s legal rights by not complying with
    26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) because they were concerned he would discover the
    tax-fraud perpetrated on the IRS, as described above; that two Yolo
    County judicial officers (Rosenberg and Reed) and an attorney employed
    by Yolo County (Cambron) almost exclusively raised funds to support an
    entity headed by the Foreperson of the Yolo County Grand Jury; and the
    appearance that Davis Odd Fellows has been misused to indirectly curry
    favors with the foreperson of Yolo County Grand Jury.
    50. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that as further overt acts (both lawful and unlawful) by
    which to advance the objective of said conspiracy, committed by one or
    more of the conspirators pursuant to their common design, were: (a) an
    agreement between Defendants to intentionally violate 26 U.S.C. §
    6104(d); (b) an agreement to ignore Plaintiff’s repeated requests for
    information sought pursuant to this statute; (c) a lawful overt act to
    belittle Plaintiff by sending him an email which reads, “so he is at
    it again”’ and (d) an agreement by Defendants to mislead and defraud
    Plaintiff by means of a plan they conceived and executed in which
    David Reed falsely stated in writing “TO MY KNOWLEDGE DAVIS ODD
    FELLOWS HAVE NEVER MADE CONTRIBUTIONS OR PARTICIPATED IN FUND-RAISING
    FOR PROGRESS RANCH”. (emphasis added)
    51. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted,
    counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted,
    instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled,
    contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or
    conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

    PART 3 — Factual Background Dealing with In Re Girardi, Fogel v.
    Farmers, CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC
    3.1: IN RE GIRARDI
    52. In 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    issued its final ruling in the disciplinary matter of In Re Girardi by
    imposing close to $500,000 in sanctions on Walter Lack of Engstrom
    Lispcomb & Lack and Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese stemming from an
    attempt to defraud the court and cause injury to Dole Food Company in
    the underlying litigation. Defending Girardi in the matter of In Re
    Girardi was Skadden Arps.
    53. The court ruled that Walter Lack (who stipulated to Special
    Prosecutor Rory Little that his prolonged acts of misconduct were
    intentional) and Thomas Girardi intentionally and recklessly resorted
    to “the persistent use of known falsehoods,” and that the “false
    representations” were made “knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly”
    during years of litigation.
    54. The Ninth Circuit suspended Lack, reprimanded Girardi, and
    ordered Girardi and Lack to report their misconduct to the State Bar
    of California.
    55. The State Bar of California disqualified itself from handling the
    matter since Howard Miller (of Girardi & Keese) served at that time as
    its president, and had also made the decision to hire then-chief
    prosecutor, James Towery.
    56. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that both
    Joe Dunn (Chief Executive of State Bar of California and a long time
    friend and protégé of Girardi) and Chief Justice Ronald George (father
    of Eric George — at the time co-counsel with Girardi and Lack in
    major class-action cases as part of an ongoing scheme by which Girardi
    was bestowing benefits on George) conspired to appoint as “Special
    Prosecutor” Jerome Falk of Howard Rice, who they knew would
    “exonerate” Girardi and Lack.
    57. Around the same time, renowned criminal defense attorney Doron
    Weinberg opined in the media as follows on the matter of In Re
    Girardi: “Prosecutors can admit the 9th Circuit’s disciplinary order,
    along with the entire record underpinning it”. “The State Bar
    generally respects the findings and conclusions of other
    jurisdictions”.
    58. Mr. Falk, in turn, exercised “prosecutorial discretion” and
    concluded that he did not believe Lack acted intentionally and that no
    charges will be brought against the two attorneys — despite the fact
    that Lack had previously stipulated in writing that he acted
    “intentionally.”
    59. Within days of Mr. Falk’s decision, Plaintiff filed an ethics
    complaint with the State Bar of California against Jerome Falk, James
    Towery, Howard Miller, and Douglas Winthrop (managing partner of
    Howard Rice and then-elected president of the California Bar
    Foundation), alleging that it was improper for Mr. Towery to appoint
    Mr. Falk given the close personal relationship between Howard Miller
    and Douglas Winthrop. Specifically, Howard Miller — in his capacity
    as president of the State Bar — had appointed Douglas Winthrop as
    president of the California Bar Foundation.
    60. State Bar of California Deputy Executive director Robert Hawley
    contacted Plaintiff and informed him that he (Hawley) has been
    appointed as “contact person,” and that the matter will be handled by
    the entire State Bar of California Board of Governors because one of
    the named actors was chief prosecutor James Towery.
    61. Specifically, on 12/27/2010 Robert Hawley wrote to Plaintiff in part:
    “On behalf of the State Bar of California its staff and its Board, I
    acknowledge receipt of your email message below and the one separately
    sent to James Towery, both on December 23, 2010.
    In your email message to Mr. Towery you state that you have sent a
    written letter of complaint to the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel
    (OCTC) Intake Unit. As we have previously advised your colleague
    Leslie Brodie, we provide status reports on pending matters involving
    OCTC only to individuals who provide verifiable identification
    information, including an address. I assume that your written
    complaint provides this information. If not, we will not be able to
    provide you with further status information on the subject of your
    email messages.”
    62. At or about that time, Plaintiff was unaware of the fact that
    several other Board members had business relationships with Girardi or
    other conflicts of interest which they were required to disclose
    pursuant to a statute.
    63. After several months, Mr. Hawley wrote Plaintiff, informing him
    the investigation was closed.
    64. A few weeks later, Plaintiff, while researching a separate topic,
    discovered that Howard Rice (the firm of Jerome Falk) actually
    represented Girardi & Keese and Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack in a
    malpractice action only two years prior (Copple v. Astrella & Rice).
    65. On August 29, 2011 Plaintiff informed Robert Hawley and the
    entire Board of Governors (consisting of, among others, Laura Chick,
    Gwen Moore, Dennis Mangers, Jeannine English, George Davis, Alec Chang
    of Skadden Arps, Gretchen Nelson of Kreindler & Kreindler, Jon
    Streeter of Keker & Van Nest, and Joe Dunn of Voice of OC about the
    recent discovery in order to re-open the investigation. Plaintiff is
    informed and believes and therefore alleges that, pursuant to an
    ongoing conspiracy to obstruct justice in the matter of In Re Girardi
    and an ongoing conspiracy to violate Plaintiff’s due process and equal
    protection rights, Hawley never replied to Plaintiff’s inquiries, nor
    did any member of the Board of Governors.
    66. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    said conspiracy was motivated in part by Democratic Party operatives
    such as Joe Dunn and Jeannine English to protect Thomas Girardi
    because of financial contributions to the Democratic Party, because
    Girardi arranged close to one million in cy pres awards to California
    AARP (where Jeannine English served as president), and because several
    BOG member had similar conflicts of interest, such as Alec Chang of
    Skadden Arps.
    67. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that the
    various wrong-doers became extremely concerned of the fact that
    Plaintiff discovered that Falk represented Girardi & Keese and Walter
    Lack, and because of Plaintiff’s whistle-blowing activities and robust
    use of his free-speech rights. As such, on December 7, 2011, out of
    the blue, Falk - Plaintiff alleges in an attempt to mislead Plaintiff
    –- wrote to Plaintiff:
    “I received your November 13 email, sent to me and many others,
    concerning my participation in the State Bar’s investigation of Walter
    J. Lack, Thomas V. Girardi and other attorneys. It is filled with
    disparaging characterizations, all of which seem to stem from your
    allegations that I or my firm have represented Mr. Lack and Mr.
    Girardi.
    Your allegations are false.
    I have never represented either person, or their firms. Neither has
    Douglas Winthrop. Nor has my firm ever represented Mr. Lack or Mr.
    Girardi. From 2006-2008, my firm represented several law firms,
    including Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack and Girardi & Keese, in a
    litigation matter. The public records of that litigation show that
    neither Mr. Winthrop nor I had nothing to do with that representation;
    in fact, I was unaware of it. The public records also show that my
    firm represented the law firms, but did not represent Mr. Girardi or
    Mr. Lack. The attorney responsible for that representation had left
    Howard Rice and taken the files with him before I was asked to serve
    as Special Deputy Trial Counsel in the State Bar matter.
    You are on notice that your allegations are false. The falsity of
    those allegations can be determined from the public records of the
    litigation in question. Do not make them again.”
    4.2: FOGEL VS. FARMERS:
    68. The day after the Ninth Circuit issued the published decision in
    the matter of In Re Girardi, respondents’ counsel (Skadden Arps and
    Thomas Nolan) moved to redact their names from the decision. The
    court rejected the request, noting that redaction was not merited.
    69. The peculiar nature of the motion to redact the names of
    respondents’ counsel from the published decision of this court
    prompted Plaintiff to look into the matter further. Plaintiff then
    discovered that, beginning in 2003, Girardi & Keese and Engstrom
    Lipscomb & Lack were prosecuting a class action case against Farmers
    Insurance Company, which was represented by Skadden Arps. This was a
    nationwide class action with estimated damages of close to $15 billion
    that had originally been filed by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
    70. In March, 2011 Plaintiff submitted an ethics complaint to the
    State Bar of California against Skadden Arps and Girardi & Keese for
    various acts of misconduct in connection with Fogel v. Farmers Group,
    Inc. and the matter of In Re Girardi.
    71. The complaint alleged ethical violations stemming from collusion
    between the law offices of Girardi & Keese and Skadden Arps based on
    the fact that while the matter of Fogel vs. Farmers Group was pending,
    the law offices of Skadden Arps and Girardi & Keese entered into a
    wholly separate agreement by which Skadden Arps agreed to represent
    Girardi & Keese in the matter of In Re Girardi without informing the
    class of plaintiffs (consisting of 14 million Americans), nor the
    courts (the Ninth Circuit in the matter of In Re Girardi and the Los
    Angeles County Superior Court in the matter of Fogel vs. Farmers) of
    the concurrent representation by which Skadden Arps represented
    Girardi & Keese (in the Ninth Circuit matter), while at the same time
    defending Farmers against Girardi and Keese’s clients (in the Fogel
    vs. Farmers matter).
    72. Shortly after Plaintiff filed this ethics complaint, Skadden Arps
    moved ex parte (which, not surprisingly, was unopposed) to amend the
    settlement agreement in the Fogel matter and the notice to the class
    of 14 million Americans throughout the country to include a proviso by
    which members of the class would be prohibited from suing anyone due
    to the concurrent representation described above. Nevertheless, the
    State Bar of California decided not to take any action on this ethics
    complaint.
    73. In or around August of 2011, Plaintiff submitted an informal
    objection to the proposed Fogel v. Farmers settlement based on the
    reasoning described above and contemplated filing an appeal (if
    possible) or informally alerting the Court of Appeal of the collusive
    arrangement.
    4.3: CALIFORNIAALL / VOICE OF OC / OBAMA FOR AMERICA / QUADRIPLEGIC
    UC DAVIS LAW STUDENT SARA GRANDA / SEARCH- SEIZURE BY YOLO COUNTY
    DISTRCIT ATTORNEY
    CaliforniaALL — Voice of OC:
    74. While researching the relationship of Girardi & Keese and Howard
    Rice and the appointment of Douglas Winthrop as president of the
    California Bar Foundation by Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese,
    Plaintiff reviewed the California Bar Foundation’s annual reports to
    familiarize himself with the names of the Foundation’s board of
    directors. Plaintiff stumbled upon the fact that the Foundation ended
    2008 close to $500,000 in the negative. Specifically, the Foundation
    reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES in 2007 equaled plus
    +$373.842.00. However, in 2008, the Foundation reported to the IRS
    that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES equaled minus -$537,712.
    75. Plaintiff discovered that the money had been transferred to a
    newly-created Section 501(c)(3) non-profit entity (headed by Ruthe
    Catolico Ashley — close friend and confidant of Chief Justice Tani
    Cantil-Sakayue) known as CaliforniaALL, which obtained hundreds of
    thousands of dollars from utility companies PG&E, SCE, AT&T, and
    Verizon.
    76. In addition to Ruthe Catolico Ashley, CaliforniaALL was
    compromised of the following: Larissa Parecki, Morrison England,
    Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield of McGeorge School of Law,
    Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin Zellerbach of Martin
    Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture, Freada Kapor
    Klein of Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal of Pacific Gas
    & Electric Company, James Lewis of Verizon Communications, Darrell
    Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Michael Peevey, Steve Poizner, an James Hsu
    of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal-Dentons.
    77. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    CaliforniaALL funneled some portion of the money to the UCI Foundation
    –- where State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn, Judicial
    Council member Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky served as trustees
    for the purpose of launching a new entity known as Saturday Law
    Academy at UCI. ("SALUCI")
    78. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational
    before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene.
    Plaintiff further alleges that repeated claims by CaliforniaALL,
    including the following, were knowingly false, misleading, and
    fraudulent: “Our first funded pipeline, the Saturday Academy of Law,
    graduated its first class on March 7”; “An inspirational welcome
    given by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as 200 guests gathered at the Delhi
    Community Center to recognize the first graduating class of the UC
    Irvine Saturday Academy of Law. The six-week program, created by UCI’s
    Center for Educational Partnerships was made possible by a grant from
    CaliforniaALL.”
    FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200
    (Against defendants CaliforniaALL, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Larissa
    Parecki, Morrison England, Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield,
    McGeorge School of Law, Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin
    Zellerbach, Martin Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner, Accenture,
    Freada Kapor Klein, Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal,
    Pacific Gas & Electric Company, James Lewis, Verizon Communications,
    Darrell Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Michael Peevey, Steve Poizner, James
    Hsu, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal-Dentons and Does 1-100)

    79. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
    – 78 as though fully set forth herein.
    80. The knowingly false, misleading and fraudulent
    claims by which executives and directors of CaliforniaALL took credit
    and falsely advertised that CaliforniaALL was instrumental in
    launching SALUCI which “graduated its first class” constitutes
    unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business &
    Professions Code § 17200 since SALUCI already came into existence in
    2005.
    81. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted,
    counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted,
    instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled,
    contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or
    conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.
    82. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful
    acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in
    fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at
    trial.
    83. On February 28, 2011, Plaintiff informed the State Bar Board of
    Governors and officially requested an investigation into alleged
    fraudulent transactions, financial irregularities, and unlawful
    conduct in connection with circumstances surrounding CaliforniaALL.
    Later that day, State Bar of California Foundation Director and CPUC
    Commissioner Geoffrey Brown sent Plaintiff the following:
    “I am named in the email with the purpose of tying my tenure at the
    CPUC and the Foundation to some alleged nefarious activity. The author
    of the email is herewith put on notice that I will pursue legal action
    if he persists in a claim that I have anything to do with illegal
    activity. He is further on notice that I am in no way connected with
    the recipient named in the article.”
    84. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that during his tenure as California Bar Foundation Director, Geoffrey
    Brown, as well as Jeff Bleich and Bradley Phillips of Munger Tolles &
    Olson, Douglas Winthrop of Howard Rice-Arnold Porter, Holly Fujie of
    Buchalter Nemer, and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini caused the
    following false and misleading advertisement to appear in the annual
    report: California Bar Foundation supported the launching of
    CaliforniaALL and, as the project filed for incorporation and
    501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, served as CaliforniaALL’s fiscal
    sponsor. A collaboration between the California Public Employment
    Retirement System, the California Public Utilities Commission, the
    California Department of Insurance, and the State Bar of California,
    CaliforniaALL was created in an effort to close the achievement gap
    among California students from preschool to the profession and,
    specifically, to bolster the pipeline of young people of diverse
    backgrounds headed for careers in law, financial services, and
    technology. Once CaliforniaALL obtained its tax-exempt status and was
    able to function as a fully independent nonprofit organization, the
    Foundation granted the balance of funds raised for the project -
    totaling $769,247 - to the new entity. We thank the following
    corporations for their gifts in support of CaliforniaALL: AT & T
    ,Edison International ,PG & E Corporation Foundation , and Verizon.
    85. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that the California Bar Foundation never served as the “fiscal
    sponsor” of CaliforniaALL. Plaintiff is further informed and believes
    and therefore alleges that that AT&T, Edison International, PG & E
    Corporation Foundation, and Verizon never used the California Bar
    Foundation as a “fiscal sponsor”, and any and all funds from AT & T,
    Edison International, PG & E Corporation Foundation, and Verizon went
    directly to CaliforniaALL.
    FIFTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200
    (Against Defendants Geoffrey Brown, Jeff Bleich , Bradley Phillips,
    Munger Tolles & Olson, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice, Arnold Porter,
    Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Mark Parnes, Wilson Sonsini and Does
    1-100)

    86. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
    – 85 as though fully set forth herein.
    87. The knowingly false, misleading and fraudulent
    claims by which executives and directors of the California Bar
    Foundation falsely asserted that $769,247 originated from AT&T, Edison
    International, PG & E Corporation Foundation, and Verizon constitute
    unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business &
    Professions Code § 17200.
    88. Plaintiff is informed and believes that
    Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled,
    commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated,
    advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to,
    facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the
    commission of the above-described acts.
    89. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful
    acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in
    fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at
    trial.

    90. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that a
    significant portion of the $769,247 from the California Bar Foundation
    to CaliforniaALL ended up financing a newly-created online publication
    which Joe Dunn had launched with the help of Thomas Girardi, James
    Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster (attorney for CaliforniaALL) and
    Erwin Chemerinsky — this online publication is known as "Voice of OC.
    91. Plaintiff requested that Voice of OC provide him with copies of
    its IRS 990 forms. Voice of OC did not comply with applicable IRS
    regulations in that it failed to reply to Plaintiff’s request for
    copies, whereupon Plaintiff filed a complaint against Voice of OC and
    Joe Dunn with the IRS.
    92. The IRS promptly sent Plaintiff notice acknowledging the
    complaint against Voice of OC.
    93. Very shortly after Plaintiff had complained to the IRS, the FBI
    arrested Kinde Durkee — CPA for Voice of OC — on unrelated charges.
    94. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    CaliforniaALL was also misused to finance the election campaigns of
    Kevin Johnson, Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, and Barack Obama,
    specifically by the following actors:
    Morrison & Foerster: James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed “mastermind”
    behind the Democratic Party; member of OBAMA FOR America’s California
    Finance Committee; Legal Counsel for CaliforniaALL ); Tony West (OBAMA
    FOR America’s Chair of California’s Finance Committee); Chris Young —
    later of Keker & Van Nest (OBAMA FOR America’s Northern California
    Deputy Finance Director); Annette Carnegie (former director of the
    California Bar Foundation during the transfer of the approximately
    $780,000 to CaliforniaALL).
    Munger Tolles & Olson: Jeffrey Bleich (president of the State Bar of
    California, director of the California Bar Foundation, and founding
    member and Chair of OBAMA FOR America’s National Finance Committee);
    Brad Phillips (2007- 2008 Director of the California Bar Foundation
    which served as a “financial sponsor” to CaliforniaALL on behalf of
    Verizon Wireless and Southern California Edison, both clients of
    Munger Tolles & Olson); Ron Olson (member of OBAMA FOR AMERICA;
    Berkshire Hathaway and Edison Director).
    Wilson Sonsini: Mark Parnes (2007-2008 director and Secretary of the
    California Bar Foundation); John Roos (former CEO of Wilson Sonsini
    and member of OBAMA FOR America’s National Finance Committee).
    DLA Piper: Steven Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento (Treasurer,
    draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA; firm where CaliforniaALL
    resided free of charge); Gilles Attia.
    Laura Chick (member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors
    and OBAMA FOR AMERICA).
    Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, OBAMA FOR AMERICA and member of
    CaliforniaALL Advisory Council).
    Freada Klein Kapor (member of CaliforniaALL board of directors; OBAMA
    FOR America’s phone bank located at The Kapor Center).
    Chris Young, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Properties, and business
    partner Marshall McKay of Cache Creek Casino on behalf of Barack
    Obama.
    Chris Young, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Properties on behalf of Kevin Johnson.
    ETHICS COMPLAINT IN RE UC DAVIS LAW STUDENT SARA GRANDA:
    95. In May 2009, U.C. Davis School of Law quadriplegic law student
    Sara Granda graduated from and hoped to sit for the July 2009 bar
    exam.
    96. The California’s Department of Rehabilitation paid the exam fee
    for Granda with a check, and Granda was assured that she was properly
    registered. However, the State Bar of California never processed
    Granda’s application because the Department of Rehabilitation paid the
    fee with a check, rather than a credit card.
    97. Granda filed a suit in federal court seeking an injunction
    directing the State Bar of California to allow her to sit for the bar
    exam. The action was titled Sara Granda v. the State Bar of
    California (Case Number 2:09-cv-02015-MCE). The State Bar of
    California was represented by Mark Torres Gil, Rachel Grunberg, and
    Lawrence Yee. The matter was adjudicated by Judge England of the
    Eastern District of California, who promptly dismissed it.
    98. During the course of presiding over the Granda case, Judge
    England never disclosed to Granda that he and his wife (Torie
    Flournoy-England) are part and parcel of an entity known as
    CaliforniaALL — which had just obtained close to $800,000 from the
    State Bar of California — headed by executive-director Judy Johnson,
    who is also part of CaliforniaALL. Similarly neither did the State
    Bar of California, Judy Johnson, Mark Torres Gil, Rachel Grunberg, or
    Lawrence Yee provide this information to Granda.
    99. On May 31, 2011, Plaintiff advanced an ethics complaint against
    State Bar of California attorneys Lawrence Yee, Mark Torres-Gil,
    Rachel Grunberg, Judy Johnson, and Holly Fujie.
    100. The complaint alleged misconduct due to the failure of the
    above-named attorneys to disclose to Plaintiff Granda the nature of
    the close personal relationship between the State Bar of California,
    CaliforniaALL, Judy Johnson, Judge England and his spouse — Terrie
    Flournoy-England.
    101. Plaintiff alleges the entire complaint filed by him was
    factually accurate, truthful, and was brought in good faith.
    Accompanying the complaint dated May 31 2011 were 11 exhibits in
    support.
    102. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    the State Bar of California received said complaint and rather than
    assign an outside investigator due to the fact it was against their
    own attorneys, summarily dismissed it.
    103. On July 28, 2011, State Bar employee Jill Sperber wrote to
    Plaintiff informing him that:
    “I have determined that your complaint fails to present stuffiest
    facts to substantiate an investigation.”
    "The State Bar had no involvement with CaliforniaALL once it was
    incorporated and operating."
    “Several of the informational items that you list are not factually
    accurate a) CaliforniaALL and State Bar are partners and B) a sub-rosa
    transfer of funds from State Bar to CaliforniaALL took place.”
    104. Sperber never alleged that the complaint filed by Plaintiff was
    frivolous or “without merit.”
    105. Plaintiff submits that the 11 exhibits accompanying his
    complaint showed beyond any doubts that the California Bar and
    CaliforniaALL were partners, and that State Bar executive directors
    (Judy Johnson) and employee Patricia Lee were part of CaliforniaALL.
    As such, Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that
    the claim by Ms. Sperber that “The State Bar had no involvement with
    CaliforniaALL once it was incorporated and operating” is false, that
    the State Bar Board of Governors continued to appoint directors to
    CaliforniaALL, and that CaliforniaALL never acknowledged the
    approximate $780,000 it obtained from the California Bar Foundation,
    demonstrating that the transfer was sub-rosa.
    Search-Seizure of CaliforniaALL Evidence By Investigators From Yolo
    County District Attorney
    106. On February 23, 2012, eight armed investigators from the Yolo
    County District Attorney’s office arrived at Plaintiff’s place of
    residence, searched the premises, and confiscated two computers, flash
    drives, and documents pursuant to an invalid search warrant issued by
    Yolo County Superior Court Judge Timothy Fall.
    107. The invalid search warrant listed the names of Joe Dunn (of
    Voice of OC) ,Thomas Girardi (of Voice of OC, In Re Girardi) , Judy
    Johnson, Holly Fujie, Alec Chang of Skadden Arps, James Towery,
    Howard Dickstein, Jeannine English, and State Bar attorneys Mark
    Torres Gil, Lawrence Yee, and Rachel Grunberg.
    108. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and therefore alleges that
    accompanying the DA officers was a private citizen named Tom Layton.
    109. Plaintiff was told that by the investigators and Michael Cabral
    that the State Bar Board of Governors was pressing criminal charges
    against Plaintiff for, among other things, violations of B & P
    Section 6043.5 (filing false and malicious ethics complaints) because
    of the ethics complaint Plaintiff submitted in connection with U.C.
    Davis School of Law quadriplegic law student Sara Granda.
    110. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and therefore alleges that,
    in approximately early 2011, once Plaintiff unearthed the various acts
    of misconduct described above — such as In Re Girardi, Fogel v.
    Farmers, Voice of OC, and especially fraud dealing with CaliforniaALL
    (an entity Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
    was launched, represented, directed, or benefited by extremely
    powerful politicians such as California Attorney General Kamala
    Harris, Jerry Brown, Darrel Steinberg, Kevin Johnson, Joe Dunn, and
    Obama for America; governmental officials such as CPUC’s Michael
    Peevey, Geoffrey Brown; powerful law firms such as DLA Piper, Morrison
    & Foerster, Munger Tolles, Dentons, and Girardi & Keese; major utility
    companies such as PG&E, Verizon, and Southern California Edison; major
    corporations such as Accenture, Fulcrum Property/Mark Friedman, Cache
    Creek Casino/Marshall McKay, LPFI/ Freada Kapor; and members of the
    California Judicial Council (such as Mark Robinson, Tani Cantil), an
    understanding was reached to silence Plaintiff at any cost, to
    retaliate against him because of his speech-related activates, to try
    to intimidate him, and to confiscate all the incriminating evidence he
    had gathered.
    111. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest — a “bundler” for Barack Obama
    who served as president of the State Bar of California and was aware
    of Plaintiff’s discovery of CaliforniaALL due to the fact that
    Plaintiff requested documents and sought an investigation —
    immediately informed Keker & Van Nest, John Keker and associate Chris
    Young of Plaintiff’s discoveries.
    112. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    Keker & Van Nest associate Chris Young — who caused the launching of
    CaliforniaALL two years prior while serving as Obama for America
    California Deputy Finance Director, and who later worked with Jeffrey
    Bleich as White House Adviser, and who later worked with Mark
    Friedman on the election campaign of Kevin Johnson — panicked. As
    such, Chris Young’s attorney profile was quickly removed from the
    KVN.COM web-site. This fraud was only discovered by Plaintiff months
    later.
    Specifically, Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that State Actor Streeter, who also served as a Director of the
    California Bar Foundation, conspired with nongovernmental agents of
    CaliforniaALL, original actors Freada Kapor and Mary Ann Todd of
    Munger Tolles (on behalf of Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson,
    Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway), Douglas Winthrop of Howard
    Rice, Holly Fujie of Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee of Morrison &
    Foerster, and Richard Tom of Southern California Edison to injure
    Plaintiff, to retaliate against him because of his speech-related
    activates, and to confiscate all the incriminating evidence he had
    gathered.
    113. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    Streeter — who served as a “bundler” for Barack Obama’s campaign —
    was also motivated to silence Plaintiff lest information he possessed
    would cause President Obama to lose his re-election bid.
    114. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that Joe Dunn reached an understanding with Erwin Chemerinsky of
    Voice of OC, as well as original Voice of OC directors Thomas Girardi
    and James Brosnahan of Morrison & Forester, to misuse his authority as
    a state actor to silence and retaliate against Plaintiff.
    115. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore alleges
    that James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster and Jon Streeter of Keker
    & Van Nest met with Judicial Council members Tani Cantil, David
    Rosenberg, Angela Davis, and Mark Robinson to discuss potential
    courses of action. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and
    therefore alleges that, during said meeting, an agreement was reached
    by which David Rosenberg — who also serves as a judge with the Yolo
    County Superior Court — would “clear the way” for the issuance of a
    search warrant of Plaintiff’s home lacking in probable cause.
    Moreover, Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that due to concerns of leaks by disc rental Judicial Council
    employees expressed by Tani Cantil, Rosenberg agreed to unlawfully
    arrange for the search warrant to also include the names of Joseph
    Dunn and Starr Babcock in order to ascertain Plaintiff’s sources of
    information, if any.
    116. As such, Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that, acting to serve their own financial interest and on
    behalf of CaliforniaALL actors named above and pursuant to a
    widespread conspiracy between private citizens and state actors, and
    while acting under color of state law, the entire State Bar of
    California Board of Governors (including Jon Streeter of Keker & Van
    Nest — acting also pursuant to a separate conspiracy with KVN, John
    Keker, Chris Young, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property), and California
    Bar Foundation directors Mary Ann Todd , Holly Fujie, Douglas
    Winthrop; Joe Dunn of Voice of OC, Jeannine English and George Davis
    of AARP, Laura Chick of Obama for America, Alec Chang of Skadden Arps
    –- acting on behalf client Tom Girardi, Gretchen Nelson of Kreindler &
    Kreindler) chose to adopt a plan by which they would unlawfully use
    the fact that they are also clothed with the authority of state law to
    knowingly and maliciously press false criminal charges against
    Plaintiff for the alleged violation of California Business &
    Professions 6043.5 which reads:
    (a)Every person who reports to the State Bar or causes a complaint to
    be filed with the State Bar that an attorney has engaged in
    professional misconduct, knowing the report or complaint to be false
    and malicious, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    (b)The State Bar may, in its discretion, notify the appropriate
    district attorney or city attorney that a person has filed what the
    State Bar believes to be a false and malicious report or complaint
    against an attorney and recommend prosecution of the person under
    subdivision (a).
    117. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    the objective of the conspiracy was to knowingly and maliciously
    submit a false criminal complaint to the Yolo County District Attorney
    against Plaintiff, and for a search/seizure to be executed on
    Plaintiff’s home to confiscate all evidence he had gathered in regard
    to the above-described matters, and in order to retaliate and
    intimidate him into silence, especially in matters dealing with In Re
    Girardi, Fogel v. Farmers, Voice of OC, and CaliforniaALL.
    118. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    around February of 2012, as an overt act in furtherance of said
    conspiracy, representatives of the State Bar of California knowingly,
    maliciously, and without probable cause pressed false criminal charges
    against Plaintiff alleging, inter alia, violation of California
    Business & Professions 6043.5
    SIXTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200
    Predicated on California Penal Codes 148.5 and 182
    (Against Defendants Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice
    of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Freada Kapor Klein, Mary Ann
    Todd, Munger Tolles, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson, Edison
    International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice,
    Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison & Foerster,
    James Brosnahan, Richard Tom, Southern California Edison, Wilson
    Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties, Mark Robinson, and Does 1
    – 100)

    119. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 - 118
    as though fully set forth herein.
    120. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
    alleges that Defendants willfully and knowingly conspired and agreed
    among themselves to a scheme by which they agreed to violate
    Plaintiff’s legal rights in violations of California Penal Codes 148.5
    and 182. This constitutes unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to
    California’s Business & Professions Code § 17200.
    121. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly
    performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured,
    encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused,
    participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed,
    controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the
    above-described acts.
    122. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts
    of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and
    has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
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    123. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that on
    February 21, 2012 Chief Investigator of Yolo County District Attorney
    Bruce Naliboff presented to Yolo County Superior Court Judge Timothy
    Fall an invalid and meaningless “Statement of Probable Cause” in
    support of a search warrant stating, inter alia, that a search of
    Plaintiff’s residence and vehicle may reveal both written and
    electronically recorded information of criminal conduct because
    Plaintiff’s ethics complaint dealing with Sara Granda constituted a
    misdemeanor in violation of B & P Section 6043.5, filing false and
    malicious ethics complaints.
    124. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that in
    seeking to obtain a search warrant in connection with the ethics
    complaint, Naliboff was acting pursuant to false advice and
    information he obtained from Assistant District Attorney Michael
    Cabral, who knew no probable cause existed in support of this claim.
    125. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    Cabral knew that no probable cause existed to seek a search warrant in
    connection with the ethics complaint filed by Plaintiff and, further,
    that he knew that the ethics complaint submitted by Plaintiff were (a)
    valid, truthful, and meritorious; (b) protected by the First
    Amendment; (c) did not constitute a crime warranting the search and
    seizure of Plaintiff’s property; and (d) did not contain any facts
    whatsoever to suggest that they were “false and malicious”.
    126. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    Cabral intentionally misled Naliboff, who in turn, misled Judge Falk
    into believing there had been a WRITTEN criminal complaint originating
    from the State Bar of California against Plaintiff when no such
    WRITTEN complaint existed.
    127. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that,
    nevertheless, Cabral deliberately and maliciously instructed Naliboff
    to seek a search warrant while misleading Naliboff and by giving him
    false legal advice that probable cause existed to support the warrant,
    despite the fact that there was absolutely no corroborating evidence
    in support of probable cause.
    128. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
    Cabral allowed investigators to bring along a private citizen (Tom
    Layton) during the execution of the warrant on February 23, 2012.
    129. During the search, which lasted approximately three hours,
    Cabral constantly called the deputies executing the warrant with
    questions and instructions. Plaintiff is informed and believes and
    therefore alleges that Cabral also directed, participated, and
    controlled the actual search and seizure.
    130. During the search of Plaintiff’s home, investigator Peter Martin
    stated to Plaintiff that all documents referring to the State Bar of
    California will be confiscated. Despite protests from Plaintiff,
    Martin confiscated documents sent to Plaintiff by the IRS in
    connection with a complaint he had made against Voice of OC and
    CaliforniaALL.
    131. Plaintiff asked Martin why he was taking all those documents,
    and Martin stated that any and all documents referencing or relating
    to the State Bar of California are being confiscated. When Plaintiff
    pointed out to him that the document issued by the IRS mentions
    neither the State Bar of California nor any person listed on the
    warrant, Martin stated that the document would be confiscated
    nevertheless.
    132. During the interaction with Martin, Plaintiff felt intimidated
    and threatened, and retaliated against because Plaintiff exercised his
    First Amendment right to complain against Voice of OC to the IRS.

    SEVENTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    BANE ACT, CAL. CIV. CODE § 52.1
    (Against defendants Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice
    of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Freada Kapor Klein, Mary Ann
    Todd , Munger Tolles, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson,
    Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard
    Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison &
    Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern
    California Edison , Wilson Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties,
    Mark Robinson, and Does 1 - 100 )

    133. Plaintiffs reallege and incorporate here the allegations in
    Paragraphs 1-132 above, as
    though fully set forth.

    134. Defendants’ above-described conduct constitute interference, by
    threats, intimidation, and coercion, with Plaintiffs’ exercise and
    enjoyment of his freedom of expression rights secured by the
    Constitution and laws of the United States and California, in
    violation of California Civil Code § 52.1. Specifically, defendants
    set in motion a course of action with the intent to retaliate,
    intimidate, and suppress Plaintiff exercise of those rights.

    135. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly
    performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured,
    encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused,
    participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed,
    controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the
    above-described acts.

    136. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts of
    Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and
    has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
    Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that David
    Rosenberg conspired with Michael Cabral to add the names of Starr
    Babcock and Joseph Dunn to the search warrant in order to also
    intimidate and silencePlaintiff. Plaintiff had never committed any
    alleged crimes against Joseph Dunn or Starr Babcock, and there was no
    probable cause to include the names of Starr Babcock and Joseph Dunn
    in the search warrant.

    137. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that, if
    Judge Falk had not been misled and had been presented with the
    complete truth when the DA’s office was seeking the search warrant for
    Plaintiff’s home, Judge Falk would not have signed the search warrant
    in connection with the ethics complaint or with the names of Starr
    Babcock and Joseph Dunn.

    EIGHTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    42 U.S.C. § 1983 - Violation of First Amendment/Free Speech Rights
    (Against Defendants Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice
    of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Freada Kapor Klein, Mary Ann
    Todd , Munger Tolles, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson,
    Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard
    Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison &
    Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern
    California Edison , Wilson Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties,
    Mark Robinson, and Does 1 - 100 )

    138 Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 -
    137 as though fully set forth herein.

    139. Defendants’ above-described conspiracies between state and
    private actors, as well as the misuse of state power, and the attempt
    to silence Plaintiffs constitute interference with his freedom of
    expression rights secured by the Constitution and laws of the United
    States and California, in violation of 42 USC 1983. .

    140. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly
    performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured,
    encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused,
    participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed,
    controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the
    above-described acts.

    141. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts of
    Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and
    has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
    Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that David
    Rosenberg conspired with Michael Cabral to add the names of Starr
    Babcock and Joseph Dunn to the search warrant. Plaintiff had never
    committed any alleged crimes against Joseph Dunn or Starr Babcock, and
    there was no probable cause to include the names of Starr Babcock and
    Joseph Dunn in the search warrant.

    142. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that, if
    Judge Falk had not been misled and had been presented with the
    complete truth when the DA’s office was seeking the search warrant for
    Plaintiff’s home, Judge Falk would not have signed the search warrant
    in connection with the ethics complaint or with the names of Starr
    Babcock and Joseph Dunn.

    NINTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    42 U.S.C. § 1983 - Predicated on Fourth Amendment Rights/Unreasonable
    Search and Seizure
    (Against Defendants Michael Cabral, Peter Martin, David Rosenberg,
    and Does 1-100)

    143 Plaintiffs reallege and incorporate here the allegations in
    Paragraphs 1-142 above, as
    though fully set forth.

    144. Defendants’ above-described conduct has violated and continues
    to violate Plaintiffs’ right to be free from unreasonable searches and
    seizures under the fourth amendment to the US Constitution..
    As a result of Defendant’s actions, Plaintiff has been injured in an
    amount to be proven at trial.

    WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests judgment
    against Defendants as follows:
    1. For general and special damages under all causes of action where
    available by law;
    2. For costs of suit;
    3. For prejudgment interest;
    4. For an injunction directing Defendants to comply with 26 U.S.C. §
    6104(d); and
    5. For such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.
    Plaintiff also demands a jury trial in this matter.
    DATED: February 24, 2014

  • List of Defendants Named in First Amended Complaint Filed on February 24, 2014 in Yolo County Superior Court

    Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist International of the Americas; David Rosenberg; David Reed; Sheryl Cambron; Barbara Geisler; Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; Michael Cabral; Peter Martin, Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Mary Ann Todd , Munger Tolles & Olson, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson, Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison & Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern California Edison , Wilson Sonsini,
    Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties, Mark Robinson, Geoffrey Brown, Arnold Porter, Mark Parnes, CaliforniaALL, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Larissa Parecki, Morrison England, Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield, McGeorge School of Law, Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin Zellerbach, Martin Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner, Accenture, Freada Kapor Klein, Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, James Lewis, Verizon Communications, Darrell Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Michael Peevey, Steve Poizner, James Hsu, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and Does 1-100

  • As public service to the community, staff members of The Leslie Report shall publish a copy of a complaint YR submitted to the IRS, below:

    August 31, 2012

    Internal Revenue Service
    Exempt Organizations Unit
    1100 Commerce St.
    Dallas, TX 75242-1198

    Re: A referral for noncompliance with tax laws against exempt organizations Edison International Foundation EIN:95-4383002; Southern California Edison Co Veba Represented Trust Ein: 95-4372790; Southern California Edison Co Veba Non Represented Trust EIN: 95-4372792

    PRELIMINARY STATEMENT:

    In lieu of using IRS Form 13909 (Tax-Exempt Organization Referral Form), please consider this communication a formal complaint (referral) against Rosemead, California-based Edison International , Southern California Edison; Edison International Foundation EIN:95-4383002; Southern California Edison Co Veba Represented Trust Ein: 95-4372790; Southern California Edison Co Veba Non Represented Trust EIN: 95-4372792.

    On August 22, 2012 Edison International (“EIX”) and Southern California Edison (“SCE” — collectively, “Edison”) were duly served with a request for production of IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A, and Form 1023. (See Exhibit 1.)

    Specifically, the request stated in part: “Please consider this communication a formal request to SCE and EIX (including, but not limited to, all subsidiaries and foundations owned and maintained by SCE/EIX) to produce their IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A, as well Form 1023. ”

    In a letter dated August 30, 2012 (see attachment), Edison (through their senior attorney Allan D. Johnson) informed me that they will not comply with the request. Edison wrote: “EIX and SCE are unaware of any authority that would obligate them to produce these documents to you.” Furthermore, Edison also wrote: “Neither EIX nor SCE plan to take any further action in response to your request.”

    In view of Edison’s anticipatory failure to comply, the undersigned reluctantly makes this referral.

    INTRODUCTION:

    Close to one year ago, I fortuitously stumbled upon unusually large and highly peculiar financial transactions in conjunction with what appeared to me to be clear attempts to conceal and mislead involving the California Bar Foundation, CaliforniaALL, as well as utility companies Southern California Edison, PG&E, AT&T, Sempra, and Verizon.

    In my opinion, and based on the information I’ve discovered, it appears that funds were misappropriated and/or laundered through the misuse of non-profit entities California Bar Foundation and CaliforniaALL. Although other potential explanations certainly exist, based on these individuals’ involvement in the “OBAMA FOR AMERICA” 2008 presidential campaign, one likely possibility is that funds originating from utility companies were unlawfully misdirected to that campaign by representatives of those utility companies (i.e. Edison International, Southern California Edison) who supported then Senator Barack Obama in hope he would expand the Smart-Grid and clean energy initiatives.

    INTRODUCTION OF ACTORS:

    1. AMBASSADOR JEFFREY BLEICH — Mr. Bleich served as a director with the Foundation in approximately 2007-2008, as well as president of the State Bar of California.

    In 2007, Mr. Bleich established “OBAMA FOR AMERICA” National Finance Committee and served as its Chair.

    He is a personal friend of President Obama, who served as President Obama’s personal attorney and subsequently was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Mr. Bleich was a partner with the San Francisco office of Munger Tolles & Olson, which represents clients Edison International, Southern California Edison, and Verizon Wireless.

    Out of close to 230,000 lawyers in California, also serving as a director with the California Bar Foundation in approximately 2007-2008 was another attorney from Munger Tulles Olsen, Mr. Bradley Phillips. Presently, Ms. Mary Ann Todd (also of Munger Tolles & Olson) and Richard Tom of Southern California Edison are directors with the California Bar Foundation.

    2. DEREK ANTHONY WEST OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE — Mr. West, who goes by the name “Tony West,” presently serves as third in command within the Department of Justice below Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer.

    Around 2007-2008, Mr. Tony West also served as Chair of the “California Finance Committee” of “OBAMA FOR AMERICA.”

    Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. West was a partner at the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster, the law firm which assisted with the legal aspects of creating CaliforniaALL.

    Along with attorneys Raj Chaterjee and Susan Mac Cormac, Mr. West was part of senior partner James Brosnahan’s clique. For example, it was Brosnahan, West, and Chaterjee who defended John Walker Lindh, who is more widely known as the “American Taliban.” (It should be noted that it was actually Mr. Brosnahan who initially agreed to the representation since he knows Lindh’s father — Frank Lindh — who served as in-house Chief Legal Counsel at PG&E; Mr. Lindh is presently the Chief Legal Counsel of the CPUC.)

    Mr. West is married to Maya Harris, sister of Kamala Harris, who was part of CaliforniaALL.

    3. STEVEN CHURCHWELL OF DLA PIPER — Mr. Churchwell is a partner at the Sacramento office of DLA Piper, where non-profit CaliforniaALL was housed free of charge. Churchwell served as Treasurer, draft committee of “OBAMA FOR AMERICA” — also housed at the Sacramento offices of DLA Piper, adjacent to its roommate — CaliforniaALL.

    DLA Piper represents client Sempra Energy which owns San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).

    4. RON OLSON OF MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON — Mr. Olson is a partner with the Los Angeles office of Munger Tolles & Olson, which represents clients Edison International, Southern California Edison, and Verizon Wireless. In addition to representing Edison, Olson is also a board member of Edison International and Southern California Edison, as well as the board of Berkshire Hathaway, City National Corporation, The Washington Post Company, Western Asset Trusts, RAND Corporation, the Mayo Clinic, and the Council of Foreign Relations.

    As of 2008, in-house general counsel for Edison International and Southern California Edison is Mr. Robert Adler — former managing partner of Munger Tolles & Olson.

    Around 2007-2008, Ron Olson was also part of “OBAMA FOR AMERICA.”

    5. JAMES J. BROSNAHAN OF MORRISON & FOERSTER – Mr. Brosnahan is presently a senior partner at the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster.

    He considers himself to be the “mastermind behind the Democratic Party.” CaliforniaALL was created by Morrison & Foerster, under the supervision of Mr. Brosnahan (known as the prosecutor of Caspar Weinberger). Specifically Susan Mac Cormac and Eric Tate assisted with the legal aspects of creating the entity. Mr. Brosnahan represented utility companies during California’s energy crisis (which Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, and Geoffrey Brown were investigating) opposite Thomas Girardi.

    Later, Dunn, Escutia, Brosnahan, and Girardi launched the online publication known as Voice of OC.

    6. CHRISTOPHER JACOB YOUNG OF KEKER & VAN NEST — Mr. Young, commonly known as “Chris Young,” is currently listed on the State Bar of California’s database as an associate with Keker & Van Nest. Around 2007-2008, Mr. Young was an associate at Morrison & Foerster.

    Around 2007-2008, Mr. Young served as “Northern California Deputy Finance Director” for “OBAMA FOR AMERICA.”

    As noted above, State Bar of California records still show that Chris Young is an employee of Keker & Van Nest. However, very recently, Keker & Van Nest ( at the direction of partners John Keker and Jon Streeter, who also worked on the 2008 campaign as a “bundler” and is presently a director with the Foundation) abruptly removed Chris Young’s name from its web-site.

    7. ANNETTE CARNEGIE — Ms. Carnegie is presently employed at the Kaiser Foundation. Around 2007-2008, she was a partner at Morrison & Foerster and served as a director of the California Bar Foundation. In 2008, the Foundation poured into CaliforniaALL the large sum of $774,247; by comparison, most other donations were around $10,000 to $20,000. As shown below, the transfer of said money appears to be imbued with fraud and secrecy, especially in connection with four utility companies (Verizon, PG&E, Edison, and AT&T).

    8. KAMALA HARRIS — In around 2007-2008, Ms. Harris served as the District Attorney in San Francisco while at the same time she was also Co-Chair of “OBAMA FOR AMERICA.” Ms. Harris was part of CaliforniaALL’s “Advisory Council.” She is the sister of Maya Harris, who is married to Tony West. Media reports provide that parliamentarian Willie Brown served as mentor to both Tony West and Kamala Harris, and was Ms. Harris’s paramour. John Keker of Keker & Van Nest (known as the prosecutor of Oliver North) is also considered to be a “mentor” of Kamala Harris. (Incidentally, State Bar of California Board of Governor member Gwen Moore — also a “mentee” of Willie Brown — was honored by CaliforniaALL at a lavish dinner in a Sacramento hotel. Parliamentarian Moore is no stranger to your agency, having been the target of a sting operation known as Shrimpscam.)

    9. OPHELIA BASGAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (“HUD”) — In around 2007-2008 , Ms. Basgal was Vice President of Civic Partnership and Community Initiatives at PG&E, where she managed the company’s $18 million charitable contributions program, and oversaw its community engagement programs and partnerships with community-based organizations. Separately, around that time she surprisingly served as “Treasurer” with the “California Supreme Court Historical Society.” In that role, she presumably had contact with many judges, including those who were handling matters dealing with PG&E, such as Justice (Ret.) Joseph Grodin who acted as the mediator in a case Attorney General Bill Lockyer advanced against PG&E, which Jerry Brown (cousin of Geoffrey Brown) later dismissed in his capacity as the new Attorney General for California.

    Ms. Basgal served as a director of CaliforniaALL.

    10. VICTOR MIRMAONTES — Mr. Victor Miramontes, a resident of San Antonio, TX and business partner of former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros in an entity known as CityView, was the chairman of CaliforniaALL.

    Mr. Miramontes has various connections to Orange County, and is otherwise familiar with its various legal circles.

    11. SARAH E. REDFIELD — Ms. Redfield is presently a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and served as the interim director of CaliforniaALL. Events surrounding Redfield, as shown below, also appear to be imbued with fraud and deceit, and it appears her role was to create a subterfuge to justify the existence of CaliforniaALL. Since CaliforniaALL’s main achievement was the purported creation of a “Saturday Academy of Law” at UC Irvine (“SALUCI”), Ms. Redfield pretended to have engaged in Requests for Proposals (“RFP”), as well as falsely claiming that she “launched” SALUCI. For her services as interim executive director and an alleged consultant of CaliforniaALL, Professor Redfield was paid approximately $160,000 as an “independent contractor.” She gave very little, if anything, in return for the $160,000 she was paid. In fact, she took credit for the extremely hard work of others, especially that of Rob Vacario of Santa Ana who co-founded SALUCI several years earlier.

    12. JUDY JOHNSON – Ms. Johnson is the former Executive Director of the State Bar of California. Ms. Johnson (along with Robert Hawley and Starr Babcock) is no stranger to financial schemes. For the past 8 years, she has been quietly serving as the president of an entity with a misleading name (California Consumer Protection Foundation AKA “CCPF”). This entity absorbed close to $30 million in class action cy pres awards, as well as fines and settlements imposed by the CPUC on utility companies. CCPF forwarded those funds to mostly questionable ACORN-like entities in South Los Angeles or to an entity headed by Michael Shames known as UCAN — presently under federal grand jury investigation in San Diego. It appears that Ms. Johnson used her position as executive director of the State Bar of California (which is supposed to supervise and discipline lawyers) as “clout” to obtain cy pres awards from the settlement of class actions prosecuted and defended by various law firms in courts and before the CPUC. In addition, while never prosecuted for the scheme, some have speculated that Johnson and cohorts Hawley (whom Johnson labeled the “Wizard of OZ”) and Babcock were “in” on a financial scheme perpetrated by former State Bar employee Sharon Pearl, who was lightly prosecuted by then-attorney general Jerry Brown, cousin of Geoffrey Brown.

    Ms. Johnson was part of CaliforniaALL’s Advisory Council and was responsible for maintaining secrecy over the project by misleading the public, including a quadriplegic law-student, litigant Sara Granda.

    13. RUTHE CATOLICO ASHLEY — Ms. Ashley is a former employee of McGeorge School of Law who later served as a “Diversity Officer” at Cal PERS. Ms. Ashley also served as member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors alongside Mr. Bleich, and came up with the idea to create CaliforniaALL during a meeting with Sarah Redfield and Peter Arth, Jr. (the assistant to CPUC President Michael Peevey). After CaliforniaALL came into existence, Ms. Ashley, after a simulated search, was selected to serve as CaliforniaALL’s executive director.

    14. SONIA GONZALES — Ms. Gonzales presently serves as the Foundation’s executive director as of earlier this year, after the former executive director (Ms. Leslie Hatamyia) suddenly quit. Ms. Gonzales is a close friend and confidante of Ms. Maya Harris, the wife of Mr. Tony West.

    She presently serves the same function as current Foundation directors Mary Ann Todd of Munger Tolles & Olson, Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest, Douglas Winthrop of Howard Rice, Richard Tom of Southern California Edison, and Raj Chatterjee of Morrison & Foerster.

    15. JOE DUNN — Mr. Dunn is the creator of online publication “Voice of OC” – Orange County’s Nonprofit Investigative News Agency. He is also a Trustee of the UCI Foundation (an entity which obtained funds from a separate charitable entity known as CaliforniaALL (FEIN Number 51-0656213). Presently, Dunn serves as Executive Director of the State Bar of California – an entity which also controls and maintains a foundation known as the California Bar Foundation. The California Bar Foundation very quietly transferred close to $780,000 to CaliforniaALL. Previously, In his role as a politician and business partner of Martha Escutia, Dunn was involved in matters relating to utility companies operating in California.

    16 . GEOFFREY BROWN – a former commissioner with the CPUC and former board member of the California Bar Foundation. While at the CPUC, Brown was the assigned commissioner in the application Edison International/ Southern California Edison — owners of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) – submitted to the CPUC for authorization: (1) to replace SONGS 2 & 3 steam generators; (2) establish ratemaking for cost recovery; and (3) address other related steam generator replacement issues.

    Messrs. Geoffrey Brown, Michael Peevey, and Peter Arth were also involved in countless proceedings involving California energy crisis. Those proceedings were mainly litigated by the law offices of Munger Tolles & Olson (representing Southern California Edison), Morrison & Foerster, Keker & Van Nest (representing PG&E), DLA Piper (representing Sempra Energy — owner of San Diego Gas & Electric). At times, said proceedings concluded in settlements worth billions of dollars.

    Previously, I asked the State Bar of California to investigate this matter. Within a few hours of sending the request, Geoffrey Brown sent me a demand to cease and desist from insisting that he had done anything wrong under threat of litigation. In essence, Brown wanted me to ignore the circumstances dealing with the fact that he was both a CPUC Commissioner and a Director with the Foundation when it quietly made the largest grant in its history to an entity that was conceived by CPUC’s Peter Arth to absorb hundreds of thousands of dollars from utility companies.

    FACTUAL BACKGROUND:

    In approximately 2007, Ruthe Catolico Ashley — an attorney from Sacramento and a member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors — was employed by Cal PERS as a “Diversity Officer.” Prior to her employment with Cal PERS, Ms. Ashley was employed as a career counsel at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. While at McGeorge, Ms. Ashley met diversity expert Sarah Redfield. At that time, Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olson was serving as President of the State Bar. Both Bleich and Ashley are politically active, and were supporting the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama for President. Ruthe Ashley was involved in the Asian-Americans for Obama branch in Sacramento.

    In April 2007, Ashley and Sarah Redfield were urged to meet Peter Arth, Jr. of the California Public Utilities Commission at a restaurant in San Francisco. During that meeting, the idea to create CaliforniaALL (initially named CaAAL or CaALL) was conceived. Eventually, Cal PERS, the CPUC, and the State Bar of California endorsed in principle the creation of CaliforniaALL – a Section 501(c)(3) entity that would raise funds to be used to support a more diverse workforce in California.

    At that time, both Ashley and Redfield were also part of the State Bar of California’s Council on Fairness and Access, as well as a separate project by the State Bar of California known as The Diversity Pipeline Task Force, through which both presumably amassed vast amounts of data and information on the topic of diversity pipeline projects.

    Subsequent to the meeting with Peter Arth, on June 26, 2007 State Bar BOG member Ruthe Catolico Ashley and Patricia Lee presented to the entire BOG a proposal (see http://www.scribd.com/doc/48713393/1-In-June-26-2007-Member-of-State-Bar-Board-of-Governors-Ruthe-Ashley-Presen ) urging the BOG to support the creation of California Aspire Achieve Lead Pipeline Project (CaAAL), later named CaliforniaALL.

    For reasons that are not clear to me, Jeffrey Bleich saw fit to call an urgent, emergency-like meeting of the State Bar of California Board of Governors, Committee on Operations in order to appoint Peter Arth of the CPUC as member of the State Bar of California’s Council on Fairness and Access. See: http://www.scribd.com/doc/103136304/2nd-Upload-of-Document-Peter-Arth-Assistant-of-CPUC-s-Michael-Peevey-Emergen

    Papers were filed with both state and federal agencies to allow CaliforniaALL to operate as a tax exempt entity. Victor Miramontes listed himself as Chairman of the Board, and Sarah E. Redfield served as CaliforniaALL’s interim executive director for a period of 6 months. Serving as CaliforniaALL’s legal counsel were Susan Mac Cormac and Eric Tate of Morrison & Foerster.

    Despite the fact that she served as interim executive director, and despite the fact that it was a given that Ruthe Catolico Ashley would be hired as the permanent CEO, Sarah Redfield nevertheless apparently engaged in an RFP (request for proposal) which was closed just as quickly as it started even before Ms. Ashley was hired as the permanent CEO.

    CaliforniaALL’s web site (www.calall.org) stated:

    “Saturday Law Academy RFP

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The application process for this RFP is closed. Please contact Sarah Redfield at sarah.redfield@gmail.com or (207) 752-1721.

    RFP PROPOSAL INFORMATION

    California ALL seeks proposals to implement its law career pathway starting with the 2008-09 academic year (AY).

    The following and attached document describes a program area in which California ALL has particular interest based on its initial research. An additional RFP will follow for college level prelaw work. Self generated proposal for other parts of the pipeline will also be considered, and another round of RFPs is possible. California ALL has not attached a specific dollar amount to the RFP, though cost effectiveness and the presence of a competitive match will be part of its consideration. California ALL has some funding in hand from a generous grant from Verizon for the Saturday Academy and intends to seek additional funding as needed to support programs selected. It is anticipated that funding will be provided for year one of the (3 year) proposal, with following years contingent on successful completion of the prior year(s). ”

    The California Attorney General RCT reflects that CaliforniaALL obtained its “Charity” status on March 14, 2008 (FEIN Number 510656213). The address for CaliforniaALL is listed as 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2400, Sacramento, California. This is actually the address of the law firm of DLA Piper, where CaliforniaALL resided free of charge courtesy of partner Steven Churchwell – an attorney specialized in the representation of political entities.

    CaliforniaALL’s 2008 tax-return shows an expense of around $16,000 for “occupancy.” See http://www.scribd.com/doc/48714110/6-CaliforniaALL-2008-Tax-Return

    In June 2008, after a nationwide search and aided by a pro bono head-hunting firm in its search for a permanent CEO, CaliforniaALL not surprisingly hired Ruthe Catolico Ashley as its chief executive officer. (See Press Release http://www.scribd.com/doc/48717715/5-California-ALL-Announces-Hiring-of-Ruthe-Ashley-as-CEO-on-June-4-2008 )

    As the purpose of CaliforniaALL was to transfer funds forward, it did so by awarding small grants to the UCI Foundation (FEIN Number 952540117), where State Bar of California executive director Joe Dunn serves as trustee and chair of the Audit Committee, for the purported purpose of establishing a Saturday Law Academy at UC Irvine known as SALUCI.

    Sarah Redfield’s CV, which states (falsely) that she launched SALUCI, can be found at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48772426/10-Resume-CV-of-University-of-New-Hampshire-School-of-Law-Professor-Sarah-E-

    In September 2009, Ruthe Catolico Ashley exited CaliforniaALL (http://www.scribd.com/doc/48713268/7-Ruthe-Ashley-Announces-Departure-from-CaliforniaALL-in-September-of-2009 ), the entity which she previously proclaimed to Diane Curtis that it “will change the face of the future in the workplace and of our leaders,” “will be a model for other states,” and “is here to stay for the foreseeable future.”

    Ultimately, the following events prompted me to ask Voice of OC to make its tax returns available for my review, as required by IRS regulations: the sham RFP by Sarah Redfield, who pre-selected the UCI Foundation as the only recipient of funds from CaliforniaALL; Joe Dunn served as chair of the UCI Foundation audit committee; in September 2009 Ruthe Ashley abruptly exited CaliforniaALL; in September 2009 Joe Dunn (together with his business partner Martha Escutia, James Brosnahan — who created CaliforniaALL, and Thomas Girardi of In Re Girardi, Erin Brokovich, and the one who James Towery appointed his personal attorney (Jerome Falk of Howard Rice) to act as special prosecutor against him) launched an online “news agency” known as Voice of OC. I also suspected that James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster (who represented various utility companies during California’s energy crisis) may have engaged in a scheme with Joe Dunn, as Dunn was the person investigating those utility companies and California’s energy crisis. In fact, Dunn was discredited by the media for claiming that he was the one who “cracked” Enron.

    Voice of OC ignored my request for its tax records, whereupon I filed a complaint with the IRS. To date, I have not received a response from the IRS indicating that it has taken any steps to help me obtain those much needed records and impose the appropriate sanctions against Voice of OC.

    Nevertheless, I continued with the inquiry as large pieces of the puzzle were missing. Later, when Mr. Tony West was appointed third in command at the DOJ, I learned of his identity due to wide media coverage and his association with Morrison & Forester and James Brosnahan. From there, it became harder to ignore the common denominator of “OBAMA FOR AMERICA” involving James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie, and Susan Mac Cormac (of Morrison & Foerster) Geoffrey Bleich, Ron Olson (of Munger Tolles & Olson) Steven Churchwell ( of DLA Piper) in conjunction with Kamala Harris — which is that money originating from utility companies was misappropriated or laundered through the California Bar Foundation / CaliforniaALL to the campaign of “OBAMA FOR AMERICA.”

    Other then collecting close to $2 million directly from utility companies (including the “hush-hush” transfer of $774,247, comprised of one installment of $5000 and another contribution of $769,247 from the Foundation which was never mentioned in the Foundation’s “newsroom” or by any other of its publications such as the California Bar Journal or by any of the newsletters and alerts published by CaliforniaALL), CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom entity from its inception in 2008 to the day it began to slowly be dissolved in approximately 2009, subsequent to the election of Barack Obama as president of the U.S. Its only alleged achievement was providing some money for the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law at UC Irvine (“SALUCI”) in approximately 2008-2009. Here too vast and intense suspicious circumstances exist as the funds from CaliforniaALL actually went to the UC Irvine Foundation, where the present executive director of the State Bar of California (Senator Joe Dunn) serves as a member of the audit committee, and it turns out that the SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene. In addition, some records seem to indicate that Verizon Wireless funneled the money directly to SALUCI , while CaliforniaALL took the credit.

    Specifically, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES in 2007 equaled plus +$373.842.00. However, in 2008, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES equaled minus -$537,712. In its 2008 Annual Report (See page 9 : http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation ), the Foundation alludes to CaliforniaALL by stating:

    “In 2007-2008, the Foundation supported the launching of CaliforniaALL and, as the project filed for incorporation and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, served as CaliforniaALL’s fiscal sponsor. A collaboration between the California Public Employment Retirement System, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Department of Insurance, and the State Bar of California, CaliforniaALL was created in an effort to close the achievement gap among California students from preschool to the profession and, specifically, to bolster the pipeline of young people of diverse backgrounds headed for careers in law, financial services, and technology. Once CaliforniaALL obtained its tax-exempt status and was able to function as a fully independent nonprofit organization, the foundation granted the balance of funds raised for the project – totaling $769,247 – to the new entity.”

    Also cleverly buried in the California Bar Foundation’s 2008 annual report was the following sentence :

    “We thank the following corporations for their gifts in support of CaliforniaALL:

    AT & T

    Edison International

    PG & E Corporation Foundation

    Verizon”

    See page 24 : http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation

    While I was able to ascertain from California Bar Foundation’s tax records an “exit” of the $774,247 in 2008 (the apparent source of which was allegedly the above-referenced 4 utility companies), I was unable to ascertain when and where the Foundation reported to the IRS — either in 2008 or 2007 or 2006 or 2005 — an “entry” of those funds which it allegedly held in trust for CaliforniaALL.

    (Later, Jill Sperber of the State Bar of California, in a letter she sent to me dated July 28, 2011 claimed that “….No State Bar or California Bar Foundation funds were used for CaliforniaALL creation…The California Bar Foundation served as CaliforniaALL’s escrow holder only to hold fundraising funds before its formal incorporation… Once CaliforniaALL was formed as a non-profit entity, the funds were paid over to it…”

    Most troubling, however, is the fact that Verizon did not report to the IRS either in 2007 or 2008 that it had contributed any money to the California Bar Foundation or CaliforniaALL. See :

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/102325087/Verizon-Foundation-IRS-990-Year-2007
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/102325330/Verizon-Foundation-IRS-990-Year-2008

    As such, several days ago, on August 22, 2012, in search of the truth, Edison was duly served with a request for production of IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A, and Form 1023. On August 30, 2012 Edison stated that it does not plan to comply with the request.

    In view of the above, I urge you to investigate this matter to determine whether Edison’s refusal violated IRS rules and regulations. I ask that you impose appropriate sanctions against any and all involved, if supported by the results of your investigation.

    I look forward to your response. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.

  • Indicted Aaron Swartz Hires Keker & Van Nest

    Aaron Swartz, who faces up to 35 years in prison, recently hired San Francisco-based Keker & Van Nest to represent him, according to court documents filed with the United States District Court of Massachusetts.

    Attorney Matthias Kammber of Keker & Van Nest informed the court that Swartz’s local attorney, Martin Weinberg, “will be withdrawing as counsel” and will be replaced by Cody Harris, Daniel Purcell, and top gun Elliot Peters, all of Keker & Van Nest.

    Swartz, 25, is a fellow at Harvard University’s Safra Centre for Ethics and is charged with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and recklessly damaging a protected computer. If convicted on these charges, Swartz faces up to 35 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and a fine of up to $1 million, according to a press release issued by United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

    In various declarations submitted to the court, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen Heymann and Scott Garland alleged that Swartz — who is not a student, faculty member, or employee of MIT — gained physical access to MIT’s computer network through a laptop computer he installed in a restricted wiring closet in the basement of a research building, and that he intentionally masked his face with a bicycle helmet to avoid identification on a video camera as he entered the closet to remove the laptop; they also alleged that Swartz used fictitious names and manipulated computer identification information to get and maintain access to MIT’s computer network, and that he took repeated and affirmative steps to evade efforts by both MIT and JSTOR to lock him out of their computer networks.

    In somewhat related news, Swartz and Larry Lessig, also of Harvard University’s Safra Centre for Ethics, are presently also being scrutinized as part of an ongoing non-criminal inquiry conducted by the author stemming from myriad suspicious financial transactions in connection with circumstances surrounding Chris Young (presently an attorney with Keker & Van Nest), defunct non-profit entity CaliforniaALL, Mitchell and Freada Kapor (a director of CaliforniaALL) of The Kapor Center, Bettina Neuefeind (wife of Larry Lessig), and two non-profit entities bearing the same name of “Democracy Fund,Inc.” — EIN 27-2439840 and EIN 26-3088283 — with connections to Lessig and Swartz.

    Although other potential explanations certainly exist, as matters presently stand, it appears that in 2007-2008, Democratic party agents may have participated in what appears to be unexplained financial machinations relating to the California Bar Foundation and newly created non-profit entity CaliforniaALL with respect to funds originating from major utility companies and the California Bar Foundation, in order to promote the election of Barack Obama in general, and on behalf of those seeking to promote green energy in particular.

    Specifically:

    MORRISON & FOERSTER attorneys James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed “mastermind” behind the Democratic Party), Tony West (Barack Obama’s Chair of the California Finance Committee), Chris Young ("Obama for America" Northern California Deputy Finance Director), Annette Carnegie (2007-2008 director with the California Bar Foundation); Kamala Harris (co-chair, Obama for America and member of CaliforniaALL);

    MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON attorneys Jeffrey Bleich (president of the State Bar of California, director of the California Bar Foundation, founding member and Chair of OBAMA FOR AMERICA’s National Finance Committee who pushed for the creation of CaliforniaALL, as well as for the appointment of director Freada Klein Kapor), Brad Phillips (2007- 2008 Director of the California Bar Foundation which served as a “financial sponsor” to CaliforniaALL on behalf of Verizon Wireless and Southern California Edison, both clients of Munger Tolles & Olson) (examination of the IRS 990 Verizon Wireless submitted to the IRS shows absolutely no payments to either CaliforniaALL or the California Bar Foundation);

    WILSON SONSINI attorneys Mark Parnes (2007-2008 director and Secretary of the California Bar Foundation), John Roos (former CEO of Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto; a personal friend of both President Obama and Jeffrey Bleich, currently serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan; similar to Ambassador Bleich, Ambassador Roos acted as a “bundler” and raised over $500,000 for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign);

    DLA PIPER attorney Steven Churchwell in Sacramento (Treasurer, draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA); firm where CaliforniaALL resided free of charge;

    KAMALA HARRIS (co-chair, OBAMA FOR AMERICA ; member of CaliforniaALL); Harris is the sister of Maya Harris, who is married to Tony West, the chair of Barack Obama’s California Finance Committee who now serves as third in command within the United States Department of Justice below Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer;

    CaliforniaALL Director OPHELIA BASGAL of the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"): In around 2007-2008, Ms. Basgal was Vice President of Civic Partnership and Community Initiatives at PG&E, where she managed the company’s $18 million charitable contribution program, and oversaw its community engagement programs and partnerships with community-based organizations. Separately, around that time she also served as treasurer of the “California Supreme Court Historical Society.” In that role, she presumably had contact with many judges, including those who were handling matters dealing with PG&E, such as Justice (Ret.) Joseph Grodin who acted as the mediator in a case Attorney General Bill Lockyer advanced against PG&E, which Jerry Brown (cousin of Geoffrey Brown) later dismissed in his capacity as the new Attorney General for California;

    LARRY LESSIG, FREADA KLEIN KAPOR, MITCHELL KAPOR, BETTINA NEUEFEIND, AARON SWARTZ: Around 2007-2008, Jeffrey Bleich caused the appointment of Freada Klein Kapor as Director of then newly-established CaliforniaALL. In a press release, the public was misled to believe that Freada Kapor is a diversity expert who operates an entity known as the Level Playing Field Institute. There was no mention that Freada Kapor is the owner of The Kapor Center, located at 543 Howard St., 5th. Floor, in San Francisco, which was used as telephone bank by volunteers of OBAMA FOR AMERICA, and received frequent visits from Bettina Neuefeind — wife of Larry Lessig — who served as the Office Manager of OBAMA FOR AMERICA in San Francisco.

    Similarly, there was no mention, that tech-guru Mitchell Kapor — founder of Lotus 1-2-3 and the spouse of Freada Kapor, is part of OBAMA FOR AMERICA’s technical team.

    Also located at The Kapor Center at 543 Howard St., 5th. Floor, in San Francisco were two newly created non-profit entities launched by Larry Lessig, Aaron Swartz, Joe Trippi, and Monica Walsh (a friend of Bettina) known as “Change Congress” and “Change V2 Foundation.”

    Following the 2008 election of President Obama, Larry Lessig and his wife departed California. In 2010, Larry Lessig, Monica Walsh, and others launched a whole new Section 501(C) non-profit entity known as “Democracy Fund, Inc.”, EIN 27-2439840. On June 6, 2011, Larry Lessig, Monica Walsh, and others caused Change V2 Foundation (which was launched in 2008) to also operate under the name “Democracy Fund, Inc.” (EIN 26-3088283).

    The case against Aaron Swartz is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen P. Heymann and Scott L. Garland of Ortiz’s Cybercrime Unit. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. AARON SWARTZ Criminal No. 11-10260-NMG . Contact the author yoloanrabbi@gamil.com

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Larry Sonsini Asked to Conduct Formal Investigation Into Actions of John Roos, Mark Parnes:

    Mr. Sonsini:

    In that I entertain thoughts that around 2007-2008 John Roos and Mark Parnes may have participated in a scheme to embezzle and/or launder money from/through the California Bar Foundation in conjunction with non-profit entity CaliforniaALL to benefit “Obama for America”, this will serve to discuss the following:

    Unlike James Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Chris Young,
    Susan Mac Cormac (of Morrison & Foerster), Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich,
    Brad Phillips (of Munger Tolles & Olson), Steven Churchwell (of DLA
    Piper), Kamala Harris, Judy Johnson, and Holly Fujie — where
    evidence provides a clear enmeshment between the actors, the firm, as
    well as an intense desire by the clients (i.e.Southern California
    Edison, PG&E, Sempra Energy) to finance the scheme; as far as Messrs. Roos and Parnes, I don’t see the same level of involvement on your part, your firm, or any your clients.

    Nevertheless, I must ask Wilson Sonsini to conduct a formal
    investigation into the past actions of Messrs. Parnes and Roos.
    Specifically, while Mr. Parnes served as director and secretary of the
    California Bar Foundation, the Foundation reported to the IRS that
    REVENUE LESS EXPENSES in 2007 equaled plus +$373.842.00. However, in 2008, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES equaled minus -$537,712 .

    In its 2008 Annual Report, the Foundation offers an excuse as to the
    negative balance (See page 9:
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation
    )by stating:

    “In 2007-2008, the Foundation supported the launching of CaliforniaALL
    and, as the project filed for incorporation and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
    status, served as CaliforniaALL’s fiscal sponsor. A collaboration
    between the California Public Employment Retirement System, the
    California Public Utilities Commission, the California Department of
    Insurance, and the State Bar of California, CaliforniaALL was created
    in an effort to close the achievement gap among California students
    from preschool to the profession and, specifically, to bolster the
    pipeline of young people of diverse backgrounds headed for careers in
    law, financial services, and technology. Once CaliforniaALL obtained
    its tax-exempt status and was able to function as a fully independent
    nonprofit organization, the foundation granted the balance of funds
    raised for the project – totaling $769,247 – to the new entity.”

    Also cleverly buried in the California Bar Foundation’s 2008 annual
    report was the following sentence :

    “We thank the following corporations for their gifts in support of
    CaliforniaALL:

    AT & T

    Edison International

    PG & E Corporation Foundation

    Verizon”

    See page 24 : http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation

    Unfortunately, while I able to ascertain from Foundation’s tax records
    an “exit” of the $774,247 in 2008 (the apparent source of which was
    allegedly the above-referenced 4 utility companies), I was unable to
    ascertain when and where the Foundation reported to the IRS — either in 2008 or 2007 or 2006 or 2005 — an “entry” of those funds which it allegedly held in trust for CaliforniaALL.

    Also troubling, for example, is the fact that Verizon did not report
    to the IRS either in 2007 or 2008 that it had contributed any money to
    the California Bar Foundation or CaliforniaALL. See :

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/102325087/Verizon-Foundation-IRS-990-Year-2007
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/102325330/Verizon-Foundation-IRS-990-Year-2008

    Other then collecting close to $2 million directly from utility
    companies (including the “hush-hush” transfer of $774,247, comprised
    of one installment of $5000 and another contribution of $769,247 from
    the Foundation which was never mentioned in the Foundation’s
    “newsroom” or by any other of its publications such as the California
    Bar Journal or by any of the newsletters and alerts published by
    CaliforniaALL), CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom
    entity from its inception in 2008 to the day it began to slowly be
    dissolved in approximately 2009, subsequent to the election of Barack
    Obama as president of the U.S. Its only alleged achievement was
    providing some money for the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law
    at UC Irvine ("SALUCI") in approximately 2008-2009.

    Here too vast and intense suspicious circumstances exist as the funds
    from CaliforniaALL actually went to the UC Irvine Foundation, where
    the present executive director of the State Bar of California (Senator
    Joe Dunn) serves as a member of the audit committee, and it turns out
    that the SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully
    operational before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene. In addition,
    some records seem to indicate that Verizon Wireless funneled the money
    directly to SALUCI , while CaliforniaALL took the credit.

    CaliforniaALL was conveniently housed free of charge at the offices of
    DLA Piper in Sacramento, alongside the draft committee of OBAMA FOR
    AMERICA . Steve Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento served as
    Treasurer of the draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA.

    As matters presently stand, and while other potential explanations
    certainly exist, my inquiry leads me to suspect that in 2007 - 2008
    the following actors:

    Morrison & Foerster’s James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed “mastermind
    behind the Democratic Party”),

    Morrison & Foerster’s Tony West (Barack Obama’s Chair of California
    Finance Committee),

    Morrison & Foerster’s Chris Young ("Obama for America" Northern
    California Deputy Finance Director) ,

    Morrison & Foerster’s Annette Carnegie ( 2007-2008 director with the
    California Bar Foundation),

    Munger Tolles & Olson’s Jeff Bleich (president of the State Bar of
    California, director with the California Bar Foundation, founding
    member and Chair of Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee),

    Munger Tolles & Olson’s Brad Phillips (2007-2008 director with the
    California Bar Foundation),

    DLA Piper’s Steven Churchwell (Treasurer, draft committee of OBAMA FOR
    AMERICA) ,

    Wilson Sonsini’s Mark Parnes ( 2007-2008 director and secretary of
    the California Bar Foundation),

    Wilson Sonsini’s John Roos ( friend of Jeff Bleich, “bundler” for
    Barack Obama) ,

    Kamala Harris (Obama for America, CaliforniaALL),

    may have participated in a scheme to misuse the California Bar
    Foundation/CaliforniaALL for the purpose of embezzling /laundering
    funds originating from utility companies which were unlawfully
    misdirected to Obama for America.

    Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, please do not
    hesitate to have your assistant contact me.

  • Amid Concerns of Cover-Up by DOJ’s Lanny Breuer YR Submit Narrative to FBI Re DOJ’s Tony West, Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, HUD’s Ophelia Basgal, Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young, Kamala Harris, Phantom Non-Profit CaliforniaALL, Obama for America :

    Per our telephone conversation, following is a narrative describing the suspicious circumstances relating to non-profit entity CaliforniaALL (FEIN Number 51-0656213), Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, United States Department of Justice’s Tony West, Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Ophelia Basgal, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster, and Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.

    The narrative is divided to 4 parts: 1. General Introduction; 2. Introduction of Actors; 3. Fortuitous Discovery of CaliforniaALL; and 4. Factual Background Regarding CaliforniaALL.

    1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION:

    As described below, my inquiry began close to one year ago when I stumbled upon unusually large and highly peculiar financial transactions in conjunction with what appeared to me to be clear attempts to conceal and mislead. I immediately notified various entities, including submitting a tip to your agency. Due to circumstances which cannot be viewed as mere coincidence, I was under the impression that funds might have been misappropriated by Voice of OC — specifically, by its founders 1) Joe Dunn and 2) Martha Escutia (both former state senators who were overseeing utility companies and the CPUC and investigating the California energy crisis), and 3) Thomas Girardi and 4) James Brosnahan who were litigating cases involving the California energy crisis on opposite sides, and/or Geoffrey Brown, former Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission and 2007 Director of the California Bar Foundation (the “Foundation”) during the time of the suspicious transfer of funds to CaliforniaALL (an entity of which CPUC’s Peter Arth was one of the main initiators).

    However futile, I also asked the State Bar of California to investigate this matter. Within a few hours of sending the request, Geoffrey Brown sent me a demand to cease and desist from insisting that he had done anything wrong under threat of litigation. In essence, Brown wanted me to ignore the circumstances dealing with the fact that he was both a CPUC Commissioner and a Director with the Foundation when it quietly made the largest grant in its history to an entity that was conceived by CPUC’s Peter Arth to absorb hundreds of thousands of dollars from utility companies.

    While the Foundation alleges that the source of the (relatively) large sum of $774,247 which it transferred to CaliforniaALL was from four utility companies (AT&T, PG&E, Edison International, and Verizon Wireless — as reflected in the Foundation’s 2008 Annual Report and tax return showing contributions to CaliforniaALL), there is no corresponding entry in any Foundation tax return (for tax years 2007 or 2008), nor any mention in the Annual Report, showing the initial receipt of those funds. These facts raised suspicions that money may have been misappropriated from the Foundation, and places those individuals who controlled the Foundation (Jeffrey Bleich, Annette Carnegie, Douglas Winthrop, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Geoffrey Brown, and others), who “legally” created CaliforniaALL (James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young and the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster), who controlled the money (Ophelia Basgal of PG&E; Douglas Winthrop, attorney for PG&E; Jeffrey Bleich, attorney for Verizon Wireless; and Edison (client of James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, and Annette Carnegie), who controlled CaliforniaALL (Ruthe Ashley, Ophelia Basgal), and who controlled the finances for the Obama for America’s 2008 campaign (Jeffrey Bleich, Tony West, and Chris Young) in a very awkward position.

    Other then collecting close to $2 million directly from utility companies (including the “hush-hush” transfer of $774,247, comprised of one installment of $5000 and another contribution of $769,247 from the Foundation which was never mentioned in the Foundation’s “newsroom” or by any other of its publications such as the California Bar Journal or by any of the newsletters and alerts published by CaliforniaALL), CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom entity from its inception in 2008 to the day it began to slowly be dissolved in approximately 2009, subsequent to the election of Barack Obama as president of the U.S. Its only alleged achievement was providing some money for the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law at UC Irvine ("SALUCI") in approximately 2008-2009. Here too vast and intense suspicious circumstances exist as the funds from CaliforniaALL actually went to the UC Irvine Foundation, where the present executive director of the State Bar of California (Senator Joe Dunn) serves as a member of the audit committee, and it turns out that the SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene. In addition, some records seem to indicate that Verizon Wireless funneled the money directly to SALUCI , while CaliforniaALL took the credit.

    Nevertheless, I continued with the inquiry as large pieces of the puzzle were missing, and in fact stated so in a letter seeking information about one of the actor’s employment history. However, within the past several weeks, I believe that I finally managed to put all the pieces together. In my opinion, and based on the information I’ve discovered, it appears that funds were misappropriated and/or laundered through the California Bar Foundation by various individuals through the misuse of CaliforniaALL. Although other potential explanations certainly exist, based on these individuals’ involvement in the “Obama for America” 2008 presidential campaign (as discussed below), one likely possibility is that the funds were unlawfully misdirected to that campaign.

    PART 2: INTRODUCTION OF MAIN ACTORS:

    1. AMBASSADOR JEFFREY BLEICH — Mr. Bleich served as a director with the Foundation in approximately 2007-2008, as well as president of the State Bar of California.

    In 2007, Mr. Bleich established Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee and served as its Chair.

    He is a personal friend of President Obama, who served as President Obama’s personal attorney and subsequently was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Mr. Bleich was a partner with the San Francisco office of Munger Tolles & Olson, which represents client Verizon Wireless.

    Out of close to 230,000 lawyers in California, also serving as a director with the Foundation in approximately 2007-2008 was another attorney from Munger Tulles Olsen, Mr. Bradley Phillips. Presently, Ms. Mary Ann Todd (also of Munger Tolles & Olson) is a director with the Foundation.

    2. DEREK ANTHONY WEST OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE — Mr. West, who goes by the name “Tony West,” presently serves as third in command within the Department of Justice below Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer.

    Around 2007-2008, Mr. Tony West also served as Chair of the “California Finance Committee” of “Obama for America.”

    Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. West was a partner at the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster, the law firm which assisted with the legal aspects of creating CaliforniaALL.

    Along with attorneys Raj Chaterjee and Susan Mac Cormac, Mr. West was part of senior partner James Brosnahan’s clique. For example, it was Brosnahan, West, and Chaterjee who defended John Walker Lindh, who is more widely known as the “American Taliban.” (It should be noted that it was actually Mr. Brosnahan who initially agreed to the representation since he knows Lindh’s father — Frank Lindh — who served as in-house Chief Legal Counsel at PG&E; Mr. Lindh is presently the Chief Legal Counsel of the CPUC.)

    Mr. West is married to Maya Harris, sister of Kamala Harris, who was part of CaliforniaALL.

    3. JAMES J. BROSNAHAN OF MORRISON & FOERSTER - Mr. Brosnahan is presently a senior partner at the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster.

    He considers himself to be the “mastermind behind the Democratic Party.” CaliforniaALL was created by Morrison & Foerster, under the supervision of Mr. Brosnahan (known as the prosecutor of Caspar Weinberger). Specifically Susan Mac Cormac and Eric Tate assisted with the legal aspects of creating the entity. Mr. Brosnahan represented utility companies during California’s energy crisis (which Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, and Geoffrey Brown were investigating) opposite Thomas Girardi.

    Later, Dunn, Escutia, Brosnahan, and Girardi launched the online publication known as Voice of OC.

    4. CHRISTOPHER JACOB YOUNG OF KEKER & VAN NEST — Mr. Young, commonly known as “Chris Young,” is currently listed on the State Bar of California’s database as an associate with Keker & Van Nest. Around 2007-2008, Mr. Young was an associate at Morrison & Foerster.

    Around 2007-2008, Mr. Young served as “Northern California Deputy Finance Director” for “Obama for America.”

    As noted above, State Bar of California records still show that Chris Young is an employee of Keker & Van Nest. However, very recently, Keker & Van Nest ( at the direction of partners John Keker and Jon Streeter, who also worked on the 2008 campaign as a “bundler” and is presently a director with the Foundation) abruptly removed Chris Young’s name from its web-site.

    5. ANNETTE CARNEGIE — Ms. Carnegie is presently employed at the Kaiser Foundation. Around 2007-2008, she was a partner at Morrison & Foerster and served as a director of the Foundation. In 2008, the Foundation poured into CaliforniaALL the large sum of $774,247; by comparison, most other donations were around $10,000 to $20,000. As shown below, the transfer of said money appears to be imbued with fraud and secrecy, especially in connection with four utility companies (Verizon, PG&E, Edison, and AT&T).

    6. KAMALA HARRIS — In around 2007-2008, Ms. Harris served as the District Attorney in San Francisco while at the same time she was also Co-Chair of “Obama for America.” Ms. Harris was part of CaliforniaALL’s “Advisory Council.” She is the sister of Maya Harris, who is married to Tony West. Media reports provide that parliamentarian Willie Brown served as mentor to both Tony West and Kamala Harris, and was Ms. Harris’s paramour. John Keker of Keker & Van Nest (known as the prosecutor of Oliver North) is also considered to be a “mentor” of Kamala Harris. (Incidentally, State Bar of California Board of Governor member Gwen Moore — also a “mentee” of Willie Brown — was honored by CaliforniaALL at a lavish dinner in a Sacramento hotel. Parliamentarian Moore is no stranger to your agency, having been the target of a sting operation known as Shrimpscam.)

    7. OPHELIA BASGAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ("HUD") — In around 2007-2008 , Ms. Basgal was Vice President of Civic Partnership and Community Initiatives at PG&E, where she managed the company’s $18 million charitable contributions program, and oversaw its community engagement programs and partnerships with community-based organizations. Separately, around that time she surprisingly served as “Treasurer” with the “California Supreme Court Historical Society.” In that role, she presumably had contact with many judges, including those who were handling matters dealing with PG&E, such as Justice (Ret.) Joseph Grodin who acted as the mediator in a case Attorney General Bill Lockyer advanced against PG&E, which Jerry Brown (cousin of Geoffrey Brown) later dismissed in his capacity as the new Attorney General for California.

    Ms. Basgal served as a director of CaliforniaALL.

    8. VICTOR MIRMAONTES — Mr. Victor Miramontes, a resident of San Antonio, TX and business partner of former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros in an entity known as CityView, was the chairman of CaliforniaALL.

    Mr. Miramontes has various connections to Orange County, and is otherwise familiar with its various legal circles.

    9. SARAH E. REDFIELD — Ms. Redfield is presently a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and served as the interim director of CaliforniaALL. Events surrounding Redfield, as shown below, also appear to be imbued with fraud and deceit, and it appears her role was to create a subterfuge to justify the existence of CaliforniaALL. Since CaliforniaALL’s main achievement was the purported creation of a “Saturday Academy of Law” at UC Irvine ("SALUCI"), Ms. Redfield pretended to have engaged in Requests for Proposals ("RFP"), as well as falsely claiming that she “launched” SALUCI. For her services as interim executive director and an alleged consultant of CaliforniaALL, Professor Redfield was paid approximately $160,000 as an “independent contractor.” She gave very little, if anything, in return for the $160,000 she was paid. In fact, she took credit for the extremely hard work of others, especially that of Rob Vacario of Santa Ana who co-founded SALUCI several years earlier.

    10. JUDY JOHNSON – Ms. Johnson is the former Executive Director of the State Bar of California. Ms. Johnson (along with Robert Hawley and Starr Babcock) is no stranger to financial schemes. For the past 8 years, she has been quietly serving as the president of an entity with a misleading name (California Consumer Protection Foundation AKA “CCPF”). This entity absorbed close to $30 million in class action cy pres awards, as well as fines and settlements imposed by the CPUC on utility companies. CCPF forwarded those funds to mostly questionable ACORN-like entities in South Los Angeles or to an entity headed by Michael Shames known as UCAN — presently under federal grand jury investigation in San Diego. It appears that Ms. Johnson used her position as executive director of the State Bar of California (which is supposed to supervise and discipline lawyers) as “clout” to obtain cy pres awards from the settlement of class actions prosecuted and defended by various law firms in courts and before the CPUC. In addition, while never prosecuted for the scheme, some have speculated that Johnson and cohorts Hawley (whom Johnson labeled the “Wizard of OZ”) and Babcock were “in” on a financial scheme perpetrated by former State Bar employee Sharon Pearl, who was lightly prosecuted by then-attorney general Jerry Brown, cousin of Geoffrey Brown.

    Ms. Johnson was part of CaliforniaALL’s Advisory Council and was responsible for maintaining secrecy over the project by misleading the public, including a quadriplegic law-student, litigant Sara Granda.

    11. RUTHE CATOLICO ASHLEY — Ms. Ashley is a former employee of McGeorge School of Law who later served as a “Diversity Officer” at Cal PERS. Ms. Ashley also served as member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors alongside Mr. Bleich, and came up with the idea to create CaliforniaALL during a meeting with Sarah Redfield and Peter Arth, Jr. (the assistant to CPUC President Michael Peevey). After CaliforniaALL came into existence, Ms. Ashley, after a simulated search, was selected to serve as CaliforniaALL’s executive director.

    12. SONIA GONZALES — Ms. Gonzales presently serves as the Foundation’s executive director as of earlier this year, after the former executive director (Ms. Leslie Hatamyia) suddenly quit. Ms. Gonzales is a close friend and confidante of Ms. Maya Harris, the wife of Mr. Tony West.

    She presently serves the same function as current Foundation directors Mary Ann Todd of Munger Tolles & Olson, Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest, Douglas Winthrop of Howard Rice, and Raj Chatterjee of Morrison & Foerster.

     

    PART 2: FORTUTIOUS DISCOVERY OF CaliforniaALL

    At the outset, and to deflect potential allegations that I am motivated by politics, I wish to assure you and the agency that my inquiry into these issues was not and is not motivated by politics. In fact, the only actor referenced above that I have ever met is James Brosnahan, who I met once for a short period of time while a volunteer with BASF - VLSP, a volunteer organization that awarded me a volunteer of the year award. In fact, I initially suspected the misconduct described herein was committed primarily by various other people (i.e. Holly Fujie, Leslie Hatamiya, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Robert Hawley, Starr Babcock, and Judy Johnson). However, the facts eventually led me to Mr. Brosnahan. Following is a brief overview describing how I stumbled upon this information.

    In 2010, the United States Federal Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit issued its final ruling in the disciplinary matter of In Re Girardi by imposing close to $500,000 in sanctions on Walter Lack of Engstrom Lispcomb & Lack and Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese stemming from an attempt to defraud the court and cause injury to Dole Food Company in the underlying litigation. You may have heard of Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi as they are the lawyers who were featured in the movie “Erin Brokovich” involving utility company PG&E.

    The court ruled that Walter Lack (who stipulated to special prosecutor Rory Little that his prolonged acts of misconduct were intentional) and Thomas Girardi intentionally and recklessly resorted to the use of known falsehoods for years. The Ninth Circuit ordered Girardi and Lack to report their misconduct to the State Bar of California.

    The State Bar of California disqualified itself from handling the matter since Howard Miller (of Girardi & Keese) served at that time as its president, and had also made the decision to hire then-chief prosecutor, James Towery.

    Mr. Towery, in turn, appointed Jerome Falk of Howard Rice (now Arnold & Porter) as outside “special prosecutor” to determine whether or not to bring charges against Girardi and Lack. (Mr. Falk is a colleague of Douglas Winthrop, and both represented PG&E in its massive bankruptcy proceedings.)

    Mr. Falk, in turn, exercised prosecutorial discretion and concluded that he did not believe Lack acted intentionally and that no charges will be brought against the two attorneys.

    Within days of Mr. Falk’s decision, I filed an ethics complaint with the State Bar of California against Jerome Falk, James Towery, Howard Miller, and Douglas Winthrop (managing partner of Howard Rice and then-elected president of the Foundation), alleging that it was improper for Mr. Towery to appoint Mr. Falk given the close personal relationship between Howard Miller and Douglas Winthrop. Specifically, Howard Miller — in his capacity as president of the State Bar — had appointed Douglas Winthrop as president of the California Bar Foundation, a foundation maintained and controlled by the State Bar. (Much later I also discovered that Jerome Falk is actually the personal attorney of Thomas Girardi, and that Howard Rice and Jerome Falk represented Walter Lack, Thomas Girardi, Engstrom Lispcomb & Lack, and Girardi & Keese in approximately 2007, and for a period of 2 years, in a malpractice action.)

    As such, while at the time I was not familiar with those individuals, I reviewed the Foundation’s annual reports to familiarize myself with the names of the Foundation’s board of directors, and to try to resolve various inconsistencies regarding who was serving as the Foundation’s president and why Robert Scott Wylie appeared to be the president when data showed that he had relocated to Indiana in 2006. I checked the Foundation’s tax returns and it was then that I fortuitously stumbled upon the fact that the Foundation ended 2008 close to $500,000 in the negative. Specifically, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES in 2007 equaled plus +$373.842.00. However, in 2008, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES equaled minus -$537,712.

    I was also troubled by the fact that the 2008 California Bar Journal Annual Report noted that the Foundation was the “fiscal sponsor” of CaliforniaALL, while the same report also mentioned that the source of the money was 4 utility companies.

    In its 2008 Annual Report ( See ), the Foundation alludes to CaliforniaALL by stating:

    “In 2007-2008, the Foundation supported the launching of CaliforniaALL and, as the project filed for incorporation and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, served as CaliforniaALL’s fiscal sponsor. A collaboration between the California Public Employment Retirement System, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Department of Insurance, and the State Bar of California, CaliforniaALL was created in an effort to close the achievement gap among California students from preschool to the profession and, specifically, to bolster the pipeline of young people of diverse backgrounds headed for careers in law, financial services, and technology. Once CaliforniaALL obtained its tax-exempt status and was able to function as a fully independent nonprofit organization, the foundation granted the balance of funds raised for the project – totaling $769,247 – to the new entity.”

    Also cleverly buried in the California Bar Foundation’s 2008 annual report was the following sentence (which should be scrutinized by your agency):

    “We thank the following corporations for their gifts in support of CaliforniaALL:

    AT & T

    Edison International

    PG & E Corporation Foundation

    Verizon”

    *

     

    I believe that the statement that the Foundation granted “the balance” of funds raised for the project most likely refers to a previous $5000 sum which the Foundation awarded to CaliforniaALL for “research,” also in 2008. As such, $769,247 plus $5000 equals $774,247, which is the sum the Foundation reported to the IRS.

    However, I find mildly problematic the claim that the Foundation raised funds specifically for “the project” in 2007 (per the sentence “granted the balance of funds raised for the project”), especially in conjunction with a separate disclosure by which the Foundation thanks four utility companies (which are incidentally clients of Morrison & Foerster, Howard Rice, and Munger Tolles Olsen). In my opinion, this may reflect an attempt to engage in financial shenanigans through the Foundation — otherwise, why wouldn’t the four utility companies just give the funds to CaliforniaALL directly?

    Even more troubling, while I was able to ascertain from Foundation’s tax records an “exit” of the $774,247 in 2008 (the apparent source of which was allegedly the above-referenced 4 utility companies), I was unable to ascertain when and where the Foundation reported to the IRS — either in 2008 or 2007 or 2006 or 2005 — an “entry” of those funds which it allegedly held in trust for CaliforniaALL.

    (Later, Jill Sperber of the State Bar of California, in a letter she sent to me dated July 28, 2011 claimed that “....No State Bar or California Bar Foundation funds were used for CaliforniaALL creation...The California Bar Foundation served as CaliforniaALL’s escrow holder only to hold fundraising funds before its formal incorporation... Once CaliforniaALL was formed as a non-profit entity, the funds were paid over to it...”

    Ultimately, by conducting further research into the actors and events surrounding the Foundation, CaliforniaALL, and related entities, individuals, and events, I unearthed what appears to be a lengthy trail of attempts to mislead and defraud.

     

    PART 3: FACTUAL BACKGROUND

    In approximately 2007, Ruthe Catolico Ashley — an attorney from Sacramento and a member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors — was employed by Cal PERS as a “Diversity Officer.” Prior to her employment with Cal PERS, Ms. Ashley was employed as a career counsel at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. While at McGeorge, Ms. Ashley met diversity expert Sarah Redfield. At that time, Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olson was serving as President of the State Bar. Both Bleich and Ashley are politically active, and were supporting the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama for President. Ruthe Ashley was involved in the Asian-Americans for Obama branch in Sacramento.

    In April 2007, Ashley and Sarah Redfield were urged to meet Peter Arth, Jr. of the California Public Utilities Commission at a restaurant in San Francisco. During that meeting, the idea to create CaliforniaALL (initially named CaAAL or CaALL) was conceived. Eventually, Cal PERS, the CPUC, and the State Bar of California endorsed in principle the creation of CaliforniaALL – a Section 501(c)(3) entity that would raise funds to be used to support a more diverse workforce in California.

    At that time, both Ashley and Redfield were also part of the State Bar of California’s Council on Fairness and Access, as well as a separate project by the State Bar of California known as The Diversity Pipeline Task Force, through which both presumably amassed vast amounts of data and information on the topic of diversity pipeline projects.

    Subsequent to the meeting with Peter Arth, on June 26, 2007 State Bar BOG member Ruthe Catolico Ashley and Patricia Lee presented to the entire BOG a proposal (see http://www.scribd.com/doc/48713393/1-In-June-26-2007-Member-of-State-Bar-Board-of-Governors-Ruthe-Ashley-Presen ) urging the BOG to support the creation of California Aspire Achieve Lead Pipeline Project (CaAAL), later named CaliforniaALL.

    Eventually, Cal PERS (Ashley’s employer), the CPUC, and the State Bar of California endorsed in principle the creation of CaAAL. For reasons that are not clear to me, CaAAL was apparently a secret project since the California Bar Journal never bothered to report about it, and a press release issued by the State Bar of California was only delivered to CaAAL. Specifically, on August 1, 2007, California Bar Journal’s editor Diane Curtis issued a very limited press release on behalf of the State Bar which I was only able to locate on CaAAL’s now defunct website (www.calall.org) stating:

    "STATE BAR JOINS DIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

    San Francisco, August 01, 2007 — The State Bar of California is joining forces with the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Public Retirement System and the state Department of Insurance in a united effort to promote diversity in the workplace.

    California Aspire Achieve Lead Pipeline Project (CaAAL Pipeline Project) will focus on education and mentoring, starting as early as pre-school, to provide skills and instill motivation in young people who are not well represented in the legal, financial and information technology professions.

    “The real winners are the young people of California who will advance from these programs and the entire populace of California that will have the benefit of a diverse and vibrant pool of bright young people from all sectors of our diverse population,” said State Bar President Sheldon Sloan. Sloan beefed up a bar diversity pipeline project put in place by his predecessors that has been embraced by lawyers and jurists statewide.

    Bar Vice President Ruthe Ashley, who chairs the bar’s Pipeline Task Force and recently became Cal PERS’ Diversity Officer for External Affairs, “has done a fantastic job of moving this initiative forward,” added Sloan. “Now that she has brought in Cal PERS and CAL PUC, this program is here to stay for the foreseeable future.”

    In large part because of the bar’s experience and success in identifying programs that help young people move on to successful careers in law, CaAAL’s first-year focus will be on diversifying the legal profession. “We have relationships in place. We have best practices. We have done the research,” said Ashley. The second-year focus will be on financial institutions and the third year on information technology. Funding for the new nonprofit is expected to come from private partners and public sector grants.

    Ashley said the nonprofit will be the umbrella organization that will coordinate activities in five different geographic “centers of excellence.” She is hoping that the board for the new nonprofit will promote replication proven programs, such as Street Law, Pacific Pathways and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, and that the new entity “will be a model for other states.”

    “The vision is that it will change the face of the future in the workplace and of our leaders,” said Ashley."

    Papers were filed with both state and federal agencies to allow CaliforniaALL to operate as a tax exempt entity. Victor Miramontes listed himself as Chairman of the Board, and Sarah E. Redfield served as CaliforniaALL’s interim executive director for a period of 6 months. Serving as CaliforniaALL’s legal counsel were Susan Mac Cormac and Eric Tate of Morrison & Foerster.

    Despite the fact that she served as interim executive director, and despite the fact that it was a given that Ruthe Catolico Ashley would be hired as the permanent CEO, Sarah Redfield nevertheless apparently engaged in an RFP (request for proposal) which was closed just as quickly as it started even before Ms. Ashley was hired as the permanent CEO.

    CaliforniaALL’s web site (www.calall.org) stated:

    “Saturday Law Academy RFP

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The application process for this RFP is closed. Please contact Sarah Redfield at sarah.redfield@gmail.com or (207) 752-1721.

    RFP PROPOSAL INFORMATION

    California ALL seeks proposals to implement its law career pathway starting with the 2008-09 academic year (AY).

    The following and attached document describes a program area in which California ALL has particular interest based on its initial research. An additional RFP will follow for college level prelaw work. Self generated proposal for other parts of the pipeline will also be considered, and another round of RFPs is possible. California ALL has not attached a specific dollar amount to the RFP, though cost effectiveness and the presence of a competitive match will be part of its consideration. California ALL has some funding in hand from a generous grant from Verizon for the Saturday Academy and intends to seek additional funding as needed to support programs selected. It is anticipated that funding will be provided for year one of the (3 year) proposal, with following years contingent on successful completion of the prior year(s).”

    The California Attorney General RCT reflects that CaliforniaALL obtained its “Charity” status on March 14, 2008 (FEIN Number 510656213). The address for CaliforniaALL is listed as 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2400, Sacramento, California. This is actually the address of the law firm of DLA Piper, where CaliforniaALL resided free of charge courtesy of partner Gilles Attia — an attorney specialized in the representation of wi-fi companies.

    CaliforniaALL’s 2008 tax-return shows an expense of around $16,000 for “occupancy.” See http://www.scribd.com/doc/48714110/6-CaliforniaALL-2008-Tax-Return

    In June 2008, after a nationwide search and aided by a pro bono head-hunting firm in its search for a permanent CEO, CaliforniaALL not surprisingly hired Ruthe Catolico Ashley as its chief executive officer. (See Press Release http://www.scribd.com/doc/48717715/5-California-ALL-Announces-Hiring-of-Ruthe-Ashley-as-CEO-on-June-4-2008 )

    As the purpose of CaliforniaALL was to transfer funds forward, it did so by awarding small grants to the UCI Foundation (FEIN Number 952540117), where State Bar of California executive director Joe Dunn serves as trustee and chair of the Audit Committee, for the purported purpose of establishing a Saturday Law Academy at UC Irvine known as SALUCI.

    Sarah Redfield’s CV, which states (falsely) that she launched SALUCI, can be found at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48772426/10-Resume-CV-of-University-of-New-Hampshire-School-of-Law-Professor-Sarah-E-

    In September 2009, Ruthe Catolico Ashley exited CaliforniaALL (http://www.scribd.com/doc/48713268/7-Ruthe-Ashley-Announces-Departure-from-CaliforniaALL-in-September-of-2009 ), the entity which she previously proclaimed to Diane Curtis that it “will change the face of the future in the workplace and of our leaders,” "will be a model for other states," and “is here to stay for the foreseeable future.”

    Ultimately, the following events prompted me to ask Voice of OC to make its tax returns available for my review, as required by IRS regulations: the sham RFP by Sarah Redfield, who pre-selected the UCI Foundation as the only recipient of funds from CaliforniaALL; Joe Dunn served as chair of the UCI Foundation audit committee; in September 2009 Ruthe Ashley abruptly exited CaliforniaALL; in September 2009 Joe Dunn (together with his business partner Martha Escutia, James Brosnahan — who created CaliforniaALL, and Thomas Girardi of In Re Girardi, Erin Brokovich, and the one who James Towery appointed his personal attorney (Jerome Falk of Howard Rice) to act as special prosecutor against him) launched an online “news agency” known as Voice of OC. I also suspected that James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster (who represented various utility companies during California’s energy crisis) may have engaged in a scheme with Joe Dunn, as Dunn was the person investigating those utility companies and California’s energy crisis. In fact, Dunn was discredited by the media for claiming that he was the one who “cracked” Enron.

    Voice of OC ignored my request for its tax records, whereupon I filed a complaint with the IRS. To date, I have not received a response from the IRS indicating that it has taken any steps to help me obtain those much needed records and impose the appropriate sanctions against Voice of OC.

    Nevertheless, I continued with the inquiry as large pieces of the puzzle were missing. Later, when Mr. Tony West was appointed third in command at the DOJ, I learned of his identity due to wide media coverage and his association with Morrison & Forester and James Brosnahan. From there, it became harder to ignore the common denominator of “Obama for America” involving Morrison & Foerster’s James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie, and Susan Mac Cormac, in conjunction with Geoffrey Bleich and Ruthe Ashley — which is that money was misappropriated or laundered through the Foundation.

    Thank you for your assistance. I will keep you updated if I obtain any further information. In the interim, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

  • Keker & Van Nest’s John Keker, Chris Young , and Jon Streeter — President of the State Bar of California — Subject of Ethics Complaint Amid Allegations of Fraud

    As public service to the community, The Leslie Brodie Report publishes an ethics complaint YR submitted against John Keker, Jon Streeter and Chris Young, below:

    Jayne Kim, Chief Trial Counsel
    Office of the Chief Trial Counsel/Intake
    State Bar of California
    1149 South Hill Street
    Los Angeles, California 90015-2299 (VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL; US POSTAL MAIL — TBD)

    RE: ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA MEMBERS CHRIS YOUNG ( # 239518) ; JON STREETER (#101970) ; JOHN KEKER (# 49092)

    Dear Ms. Kim:

    Please register a formal ethics complaint against Keker & Van Nest attorneys Chris Young (# 239518), Jon Streeter ( # 101970), and John Keker (# 49092) for conspiring to defraud myself and others through a failed attempt to conceal attorney Chris Young’s current employment with Keker & Van Nest.

    Not surprisingly, just as I managed to unearth the potential involvement of Tony West in the scheme known as CaliforniaALL, respondents quickly arranged for the removal of Young’s profile from the web site of Keker & Van Nest (KVN.COM). Even to date, official records of The State Bar of California reflect that Chris Young is associated with Keker & Van Nest. However, this representation is not in agreement with misleading records found on KVN.COM.

    Unfortunately, as matters presently stand, it appears that in 2008 Morrison & Foerster attorneys James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed "mastermind behind the Democratic Party.), Tony West (Barack Obama’s Chair of California Finance Committee), Chris Young ("Obama for America" Northern California Deputy Finance Director) and Annette Carnegie (former director with the California Bar Foundation) in conjunction with Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, Obama for America ; member of CaliforniaALL) , Jeffrey Bleich (president of the State Bar of California, director with the California Bar Foundation, founding member and Chair of Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee) may have executed a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse all or part of the “hush-hush” $780,000.00 originating from the California Bar Foundation by improperly transferring the money to Barack Obama’s coffers via a separate foundation created ad hoc by Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster, CaliforniaALL.

    In seeking to conceal Young’s present association with Keker & Van Nest, respondents were clearly motivated by the totality of the circumstances surrounding Young, especially around 2007-8. Specifically, similar to Tony West, Mr. Young was associated with Morrison & Foerster, as well as serving as Obama for America, Northern California Deputy Finance Director.

    Please continue @:
    http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/07/18/keker-van-nest-s-john-keker-chris-young-and-jon-streeter-presid

  • Keith Wetmore — Chair of Morrison & Foerster — Is Hereby Asked to Admit or Deny Matters Relating to Obama for America, California Bar Foundation, CaliforniaALL, James Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Chris Young:

    Admit that around 2007-2008, Morrison & Foerster attorneys Sir James J. Brosnahan, Derek Anthony West, Chris Young, Susan Mac Cormac, and Annette Carnegie — acting within the course and scope of their employment — conspired to embezzele around $780,000.00 from the California Bar Foundation, via CaliforniaALL, for the benefit of Obama for America.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Sir James J. Brosnahan was associated with the firm of Morrison & Foerster.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 one Derek Anthony West AKA D. Anthony West AKA Tony West. was associated with the firm of Morrison & Foerster.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 one Chris J. Young was associated with the firm of Morrison & Foerster.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 one Annette Carnegie was associated with the firm of Morrison & Foerster.

    Admit that the self-proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party” is non other than Sir James J. Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Tony West served as Co-Chair of “Obama for America” California Finance Committee.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Chris J. Young served as “Obama for America” Northern California Deputy Finance Director.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Kamala Harris served as California Chair of “Obama for America”

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Jeffrey Bleich founded and Co-Chaired “Obama for America”‘s National Finance Committee.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Annette Carnegie was a director with the California Bar Foundation.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Jeffery Bleich served as president of the State Bar of California and as director with the California Bar Foundation.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Susan Mac Cormac and Eric Tate of Morrison & Foerster created ad hoc sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 the California Bar Foundation funneled “hush-hush” sub-rosa $ 774,247.00 to CaliforniaALL.

    Admit that CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the approximate $774,247.00 from the California Bar Foundation in any of its publications.

    Admit that the California Bar Journal and the Newsroom of the California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant ever bestowed.

    Admit that Kamala Harris was part of CaliforniaALL.

    Admit that subsequent to the election of Barack Obama, CaliforniaALL begun slowly but surely to dissolve itself.

    Admit that the current president of the State Bar of California — Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest — is African-American.

    Admit that around 2007-2008 Jon Streeter (similar to Tony West, Kamala Harris, Jeffrey Bleich, and Chris Young) was also raising funds for “Obama for America.”

    Admit that on June 2, 2007 Tony West, Chris Young, Jeffrey Bleich, Jim Brosnahan, and Jon Streeter (as well as Jon Streeter’s spouse, Dorine) hosted a fundraising on behalf of “Obama for America.”

    Admit that subsequent to his employment with Morrison & Foerster and “Obama for America,” Chris J. Young commenced employment with Keker & Van Nest.

    Admit that prior to being appointed as Assistant Attorney General to Eric Holder, Tony West and others desperately needed to know whether the aforementioned Rabbi was able to ascertain your involvement (as well as the involvement of Chris Young and Kamala Harris) in the scheme. As such, you had conspired with Keker & Van Nest, Jon Streeter and others to conceive yet a new scheme by which Jon Streeter would file a false criminal charges with Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig against said Rabbi for the purpose of confiscating his computers through the execution of a search warrant.

    Admit that only subsequent to the execution of the search warrant , Tony West was appointed third-in-command at the United States Department of Justice, and only as “Acting” Assistant Attorney General.

    Admit that subsequent to the appointment of Tony West as Acting Assistant Attorney General, and once his name appeared for the first time on The Leslie Brodie Report as potential wrongdoer, Keker & Van Nest immediately removed the name of Chris J. Young from its web-site.

    Admit that the California Bar Foundation recently appointed Sonia Gonzales as its new executive-director as the prior executive-director had abruptly quit.

    Admit that the spouse of Tony West (Ms. Maya Harris) is a former co-worker and close friend of Sonia Gonzales.

    Admit that Mr. Willie Brown had stated that he is the mentor of Tony West.

    Admit that Willie Brown is the ex-paramour of Tony West’s sister-in-law, Kamala Harris.

    Admit that John Keker of Keker & Van Nest is the mentor of Kamala Harris.

    In fact, admit that around 2007-2008 you were already aware Morrison & Foerster attorneys Sir James J. Brosnahan, Derek Anthony West, Chris Young, Susan Mac Cormac, and Annette Carnegie — acting within the course and scope of their employment — conspired to embezzele around $780,000.00 from the California Bar Foundation, via CaliforniaALL, for the benefit of Obama for America.

  • Lanny Breuer — USDOJ’s Assistant Attorney General — Alleged Lack of Integrity Source (Yet Again) of Even Greater Concern Amid Newest Revelations Involving Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Ophelia Basgal — Board Member of CaliforniaALL

    TLR has learned that a recent abrupt move by a politically-connected litigation boutique firm is the subject of an intense and comprehensive examination that the septet of James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie, Ophelia Basgal, Judy Johnson, and Jeff Bleich was somehow involved in improperly transferring money from Cal Bar Foundation to Barack Obama’s coffers.

    As matters presently stand, prima facie evidence creates the appearance of a sophisticated financial scheme executed in 2008 involving Democratic party operatives James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster, Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tulles & Olson (the current U.S. Ambassador to Australasia and friend of President Obama), Assistant Attorney General Derek Anthony West (aka Tony West), and Chris Young, as well as others to misuse the $780,000 originating from the California Bar Foundation.

    According to the sources, in 2007-2008:

    –James Brosnahan, the self proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party” (and former prosecutor of Caspar Weinberger), while associated with Morrison & Foerster executed from behind the scenes a scheme known as CaliforniaALL, which collected “hush-hush” sub rosa funds totaling approximately $780,000 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California.

    –Chris Young, while associated with Morrison & Foerster, served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director.

    –Tony West, while associated with Morrison & Foerster, served as Barack Obama’s California Co-Chair of the California Finance Committee.

    –Susan MacCormac, while associated with Morrison & Foerster, legally created the entity known as CaliforniaALL and served as its legal counsel.

    –Annette Carnegie, while associated with Morrison & Foerster, served as a board member of the California Bar Foundation during the period of the sub rosa transfer of the above-referenced $780,000.

    –Jeffrey Bleich, while associated with Munger Tolles & Olsen, served as a member of both the Board of Governors and the California Bar Foundation’s board during the period of the sub rosa transfer of $780,000. Bleich is a friend of President Obama who presently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. Verizon Communications (which heavily contributed to CaliforniaALL) is a client of Munger Tules & Olson, where Bleich serves as partner.

    Please continue @:
    http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/lanny-breuer-usdojs-assistant-attorney-general-alleged-lack-

  • Update #1 on President of the State Bar of California — Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest — In Prima Facie Showing of Embezzlement from California Bar Foundation to Barack Obama’s Coffers Involving USDOJ’s Tony West, James Brosnahan, Jeff Bleich

    We are carefully following a major developing story out of California relating to president of the State Bar of California — Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest.

    Sources close to the inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity, maintain the multi-prong inquiry into Jon Streeter is rapidly expanding and encompasses broader inquiries than had been acknowledged, with “major breakthroughs” the sources describe as “alarming.”

    More specifically, TLR has learned that special consideration is afforded to the examination of the relationship between Jon Streeter and the campaign for Barack Obama around 2007-2008, as well as subsequent actions (and/or lack thereof) taken by Keker & Van Nest and Jon Streeter.

    As matters presently stand, prima facie evidence creates the appearance of a sophisticated financial scheme executed in 2008 involving Democratic party operatives James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster, Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tulles & Olson (the current U.S. Ambassador to Australasia and friend of President Obama), Assistant Attorney General Derek Anthony West (aka Tony West), and Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young (formerly of Morrison & Foerster) , as well as others to misuse the “hush-hush” sub-rosa $780,000 originating from the California Bar Foundation.

    According to the sources, in 2007-2008:

    –James Brosnahan, the self proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party” (and former prosecutor of Caspar Weinberger), while associated with Morrison & Foerster executed from behind the scenes a scheme known as CaliforniaALL, which collected “hush-hush” sub rosa funds totaling approximately $780,000 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California.

    –Chris Young, while associated with Morrison & Foerster, served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director.

    –Tony West, while associated with Morrison & Foerster, served as Barack Obama’s California Co-Chair of the California Finance Committee.

    Please continue @:
    http://lesliebrodie.posterous.com/update-1-on-president-of-the-state-bar-of-cal

  • USFDA’s Jeff Novitzky — Investigator of Seven-time Tour de France Lance Armstrong — Hereby Ask to To Comment on Prima Facie Showing Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young and USDOJ’s Tony West Part of Financial Scheme Rendering West Compromised.

    Please see article @:
    http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/usfdas-jeff-novitzky-investigator-of-seven-time-tour-de-fran

    AND ALSO @:

    http://tinyurl.com/USDOJTONYWEST

  • Jeff Bleich (Friend of Barack Obama – U.S. Ambassador To Australia – California Bar Foundation Board Member – Munger Tolles & Olsen Partner) Asked Comment on Prime Facie Showing of Conspiracy to Embezzle $780,000 from Cal Bar Foundation Involving Himself, DOJ’s Tony West, Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young, MoFo’s James Brosnahan to Embezzle $780,000 from Cal Bar Foundation, vis-a-vis Sham Non-Profit Entity CaliforniaALL, to Election Campaign of Barack Obama.

    Please see story @:

    http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/jeff-bleich-friend-of-barack-obama-u-s-ambassador-to-austral

  • Lanny Breuer — USDOJ’s Assistant Attorney General — Alleged Lack of Integrity Source of Even Greater Concern Amid Newest Revelations Involving Munger Tolles & Olson’s Jeff Bleich — Friend of Barack Obama and US Ambassador to Australia

    Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olson – presently the U.S. ambassador to Australia and a close friend of U.S. President Barack Obama — is under renewed scrutiny in connection with recent revelations dealing with DOJ’s Tony West, MoFo’s James Brosnahan, and KVN’s Chris Young.

    Mr. Bleich served as member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors, as well as board member of the California Bar Foundation.

    Verizon Communications (which heavily contributed to CaliforniaALL) is a client of Munger Tules & Olson, where Bleich serves as partner.

    Please continue @:
    http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/lanny-breuer-usdojs-assistant-attorney-general-alleged-lack-

  • President of the State Bar of California — Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter – Hereby Asked to Admit Failure to Inform Yolo County DA Jeff Reisig Re: Involvement of KVN’s Chris Young with CaliforniaALL

    Consistent with The Leslie Brodie Report commitment to integrity and adherence to the highest level of ethical journalism, and in order to report on both sides of a story; State Bar of California President – Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter — is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to admit failure to inform Jeff Reisig and the Yolo County District Attorney that an employee of Keker & Van Nest (Mr. Chris Young) was involved in the circumstances surrounding sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL while he was employed at Morrison & Foerster.

    In addition, please admit that the criminal complaint you had filed with the Yolo County District Attorney (alleging that the ethics complaint in re Sara Granda was “false and malicious” and causing a search warrant to be executed in home of YR for the purpose of confiscating his computers) was in fact to hide your own misconduct, your firm’s misconduct, and Chris Young’s misconduct relating to prima facie showing Chris Young and DOJ’s Tony West were part of a scheme to embezzle funds from Cal Bar Foundation, vis-a-vis CaliforniaALL, to the election campaign of Barack Obama.

    For more about the execution of the sham search warrant, please see:

    http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/03/06/in-letter-to-ninth-circuit-judges-complainant-blasts-california

    Ethics complaint filed against Mark Torres-Gil, Larry Yee, and Rachel Grunberg in connection with UC Davis law student Sarah Granda, please see @:

    http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/05/06/california-all-part-13-a-judge-and-mrs-morrison-england-sara-gr

    AND @:

    http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/06/01/californiaall-part-13-c-ethics-complaint-filed-against-lawrence

    Please continue @:

    http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/president-of-the-state-bar-of-california-kvns-jon-streeter-h

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