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Leslie Brodie is a reporter, writer, blogger, activist, and a religious leader in the community.
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R. James Woolsey of The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Hereby Asked to Opine on Prima Facie Showing DOJ’s Tony West and KVN’s Chris Young Part of Scheme to Embezzle Funds From Cal Bar Foundation vis-a-vis CaliforniaALL to Obama’s Campaign

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies R. James Woolsey hereby asked by TLR to opine on events relating to DOJ’s Tony West, KVN’s Chris Young (formerly of MoFo) and CaliforniaALL.

 

 

Tony West, Chris Young


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest. During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative. USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt. Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm. Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.


CaliforniaALL — entity created by Morrison & Foerster obtained “hush-hush” sub-rosa award of $774,247 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California (AKA California Bar Foundation)

Cal Bar Tax

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC; California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.” See below:

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

MoFo Legal Counsel

Kamala Harris — Former Advisor to CaliforniaALL — Hereby Asked to Comment on Unsettling Events Surrounding Brother-In-Law DOJ’s Tony West and Confederate Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest (formerly of MoFo)

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 CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the appearance that at least part of the sub-rosa $774, 247 misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation  was laundered through CaliforniaALL on its way to the election campaign of Barack Obama — courtesy of Tony West and Chris Young.

 

Tony West, Chris Young


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 


CaliforniaALL — entity created by Morrison & Foerster obtained “hush-hush” sub-rosa award of $774,247 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California (AKA California Bar Foundation)

Cal Bar Tax

 

 

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

 

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC;  California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for  Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

Los Angleles Times: Asians are the new Jews

It’s official! A new study by the Pew Research Center proves the old trope true: Asians are the new Jews. All those essentially positive stereotypes you’ve heard about — the hard work and the Tiger Moms — have made Asian Americans the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Not only that, in the last few years, Asians have overtaken Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S.

This is all good news — both for Asian Americans and the United States — but the Jewish comparison has a dark side. Once the cheering over this study, titled “The Rise of Asian America,” has subsided, we might remember it as the dawn of a new era of anti-Asian bias.

 

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http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-0625-rodriguez-pew-asian…

Canadian behind Windsor-Detroit fireworks display

Monday’s show is scheduled to begin at 10:06 p.m. and the weather is expected to be clear and comfortable with zero chance of rain. Monday’s show is scheduled to begin at 10:06 p.m. and the weather is expected to be clear and comfortable with zero chance of rain. (Owen Wolter/Windsor BIA)

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Villaraigosa: High court immigration ruling a ‘partial victory’

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at press conference on June 19.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday on immigration “only a partial victory” after the justices struck down three key provisions of a controversial Arizona law.

In the highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court said Monday the federal government has the sole power to enforce laws against illegal immigration. As such, the high court struck down parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 that made it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and not carry immigration papers. The justices also blocked a provision that gave the police authority to arrest immigrants for crimes that may lead to deportation.

But the justices also cleared the way for state officials to begin enforcing a provision that calls on police, when making lawful stops, to check the immigration status of people who may be in the country illegally.

While acknowledging that he was “heartened” by the overall thrust of the decision, Villaraigosa called the “papers please” provision, the most “problematic and potentially most harmful section” of the law. 

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/villaraigosa-supreme-court-deci…

 

Bill Donohue — Catholic League President: “Jews Had Better Not Make Enemies Of Their Catholic Friends”

 

Catholic League president Bill Donohue, a vocal conservative voice who recently warred with The Daily Show over a “vagina manger,” has infuriated prominent Jewish leaders with a private email last week to Philadelphia Rabbi Arthur Waskow.

Waskow, a progressive rabbi involved in the Jewish Renewal movement, had criticized the Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a Huffington Post op-ed for “attacking the religious freedom of millions of American women and the religious freedom of American nuns” over contraception.

Donohue responded with a note to Waskow that launched an email exchange that ended with a warning, forwarded to BuzzFeed by a source close to the rabbi, that “Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them” (Donohue writes that this is a saying of Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York). Donohue also includes a postscript saying, “I do not have a long nose.”

 

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/catholic-league-president-jews-had-better-n…

CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy – England (Spouse of CaliforniaALL’s Judge Morrison England) Hereby Asked to Comment on Events Surrounding MoFo, DOJ’s Tony West and Confederate Chris Young Re Sub-Rosa $774,247 from Cal Bar Foundation to 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, CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy – England (Spouse of CaliforniaALL’s Judge Morrison England)  –  is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the appearance that at least part of the sub-rosa $774, 247 misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation  was laundered through CaliforniaALL on its way to the election campaign of Barack Obama — courtesy of Tony West and Chris Young.

 

Tony West, Chris Young


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 


CaliforniaALL — entity created by Morrison & Foerster obtained “hush-hush” sub-rosa award of $774,247 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California (AKA California Bar Foundation)

Cal Bar Tax

 

 

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

 

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC;  California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for  Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

 

Leslie Hatamiya — Ex- Embattled Executive Director of California Bar Foundation — Hereby Asked to Comment on Unsettling Events Surrounding MoFo, DOJ’s Tony West and Confederate Chris Young Re Sub-Rosa $774,247 from Cal Bar Foundion to 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; Leslie Hatamiya – former executive director of California Bar Foundation –  is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the appearance that at least part of the sub-rosa $774, 247 misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation during your tenure as executive director was laundered through CaliforniaALL on its way to the election campaign of Barack Obama — courtesy of Tony West and Chris Young.

 

Tony West, Chris Young


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 


CaliforniaALL — entity created by Morrison & Foerster obtained “hush-hush” sub-rosa award of $774,247 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California (AKA California Bar Foundation)

Cal Bar Tax

 

 

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

 

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC;  California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for  Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

 

Leslie Hatamiya — Ex- Embattled Executive Director of California Bar Foundation — Hereby Asked to Comment on Unsettling Circumstances Surrounding MoFo, DOJ’s Tony West and Confederate Chris Young Re Sub-Rosa $774,247 from Cal Bar Foundion to Californ

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; Leslie Hatamiya – former executive director of California Bar Foundation –  is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the appearance that at least part of the sub-rosa $774, 247 misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation during your tenure as executive director was laundered through CaliforniaALL on its way to the election campaign of Barack Obama — courtesy of Tony West and Chris Young.

 

Tony West, Chris Young


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 


CaliforniaALL — entity created by Morrison & Foerster obtained “hush-hush” sub-rosa award of $774,247 from the Foundation of the State Bar of California (AKA California Bar Foundation)

Cal Bar Tax

 

 

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

 

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC;  California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for  Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

 

Ruthe Catolico Ashley — Former Executive Director of CaliforniaALL — Hereby Asked to Comment on Unsettling Circumstances Surrounding Morrison & Foerster, DOJ’s Tony West and Chris Young in the Context of $774,247 from Cal Bar Foundation to 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; Ruthe Catolico Ashley (AKA Ruthe Ashley) of Rocklin, California — former executive director of CaliforniaALL  is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the appearance that at least part of the  sub-rosa $774, 247 misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation was laundered through CaliforniaALL on its way to the election campaign of Barack Obama courtesy of Tony West and Chris Young.

 


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team 
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

 

Tony West, Chris Young

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC;  California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for  Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

Cal Bar Tax

 

 

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

 

US Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer Alleged Lack of Integrity Source of Grave Concern Amid Newest Revelations Concerning DOJ’s Tony West’s Confederate — Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with events surrounding both Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”

MoFo Team 
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R)
Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo.

 

Tony West, Chris Young

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 



Above (L-R) Mr. David Werdegar of IOA; State Bar of California BOG Member Jeannine English; Mr. Thomas Girardi of embattled Voice of OC; Executive Director of State Bar of California Joe Dunn of embattled Voice of OC;  California Supreme Court Associate Justice Hon. Kathryn Werdegar; really special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi and controversial judicial aspirant Prof. Rory Little; controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein (spouse of Jeannine English and a client of Keker & Van Nest), MoFo’s James Brosnahan of embattled Voice of OC; Keker & Van Nest partner Matthew Werdegar – son of David and Kathryn Werdegar; Keker & Van Nest partner Jan Little (spouse of Rory Little); Keker & Van Nest partner Elliot Peters — attorney for  Howard Dickstein; California Democratic Party operative and mentor to Willie Brown’s former paramour — Mr. John Keker; Keker & Van Nest partner, attorney for Howard Dickstein, controversial judicial aspirant, and President of the State Bar of California — Mr. Jon Streeter. (Image:courtesy photo)

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson. See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

 

Sir James J. Brosnahan of MoFo — Self-Proclaimed “Mastermind Behind the Democratic Party” — Hereby Asked to Admit or Deny Laundering Money Vis-A-Vis Foundation of State Bar of California with Assistance of Tony West / Chris Young to Obama’s Campaign

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; James J. Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster — is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to admit or deny whether money was laundered and/or embezzled from the Foundation of the State Bar of California DBA California Bar Foundation vis-a-vis sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

Mr. James J. Bronsnahan of Morrison & Foerster: “I was suddenly elevated from an infrequent contributor to Demo­cratic politicians to being the mastermind behind the Democratic Party.”   According to Raiders lawyer Ken Hausman Brosnahan “is definitely strong and does what he wants to do, I’d say he’s very aggressive, very quick-tempered and a very determined adversary – you never count him out.”  Presently, Brosnahan is under extreme scrutiny in connection with non-profit entity CaliforniaALL for the alleged suspicious activities of laundering money to State Bar of California Executive-Director Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC vis-a vis the California Bar Foundation, see HERE and HERE (Image:courtesy BASF-VLSP entity co-founded by Brosnahan)

Additionally, should you answer in the affirmative, please admit or deny whether Tony West and/or Chris Young were part of the scheme purpose of which was to funnel funds to the election campaign of Barack Obama.

 


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with both events surrounding Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL. CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the $769,247.00 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

See below Cal Bar Foundation newsroom which makes no mention of the subrosa transfer of funds.

 

Foundation News Room 2008 - Copy

 

In 2008, serving as President of the Foundation was Mario Camara. A joint letter published and signed by Camara and Hatamiya also made no mention of the hush-hush transfer. Wasn’t Mr. Camara proud of it, just like he was proud of other money which went to support “pipelines?” After all, CaliforniaALL was also intended to support “pipelines”. See below:

Mario Camara 2008 Foundation - Copy

 

Below an image taken from CaliforniaALL own newsletter which alludes to the fact that the State Bar of California is a “Founding Partner” of CaliforniaALL. Stingy with credit and despite the transfer of close to $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL, only utility companies are listed as “Founding Funders.”  See below:

 

 

 

 

 

Serving on the board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) were State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon, as well as Judy Johnson, whom California Governor Jerry Brown — cousin of Geoffrey Brown — appointed to a judgeship in the Contra Costa County Superior Court.  See below:

 

 

California ALL Advisory CouncilCalifornia ALL BOD

 

MoFo Legal Counsel

 

Tony West
Mr. Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the United States Department of Justice. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 2001. While at MoFo, West represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh alongside partners James Brosnahan and Raj Chatterjee. West’s sister-in-law — Ms. Kamala Harris — is the California attorney general who was part of sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

 

 

MoFo Team

Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R) Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice which represented PG&E ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of MoFo’s legal team which created CaliforniaALL. Mr. Tony West – a “mentee” of Willie Brown and CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris brother-in-law; Mr. James J. Brosnahan — original member of the BOD at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC. Brosnahan represented El Paso Corp during California Energy Crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi who also served as original BOD member at Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC, alongside Martha Escutia. Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo;

 

Please observe that, rather than contacting Mr. Brosnahan directly, the query is being delivered publicly, here and now.

Any comments,opinion or observation can be sent to lesliebrodie@gmx.com

 

 

 

Keith Wetmore – Chair of Morrison & Foerster – Hereby Asked to Comment on Peculiar and Abrupt Departure of Christopher Young of Keker & Van Nest (Formerly of Morrison & Foerster) Amid TLR’s Inquiry Re: CaliforniaALL, Lance Armstrong, and DOJ’s Tony West

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; Keith Wetmore — Chair of Morrison & Foerster — is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the peculiar events surrounding the recent abrupt departure of former MoFo associate — Chris Young —  from San Francisco-based Keker & Van Nest.

 


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with both events surrounding Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

MoFo Team
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R) Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter’s Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice) ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of legal team which created entity CaliforniaALL, Mac Cormac was recently awarded “Rainmaker of the Year” by James Brosnahan’s alleged former mistress — Marty Africa of Major Lindsey & Africa; Mr. Tony West; Mr. James J. Brosnahan of “Voice of OC” who represented El Paso Corp during California energy crisis opposing Pierce O’Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi of Joe Dunn’s Voice of OC; Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo. (image: courtesy photo)

 

Lance Armstrong, Keker & Van Nest, Elliot Peters, John Keker, Jon Streeter,
(L-R) Keker & Van Nest partners Elliot Peters, John Keker, Jon Streeter, and client Lance Armstrong.  Keker & Van Nest in general and Peters in particular are not strangers to The Leslie  Brodie Report given a chronic and vexatious propensity to mislead and exaggerate, such as was the case with client Howard Dickstein.  In connection with the Lance Armstrong investigation, Keker and Peters, falsely and maliciously, accused  news outlet “60 Minutes”  and correspondent Scott Pelley of  “demonstrable falsehood that you recklessly presented, and then bolstered with other untrue assertions and facts taken out of context.”  Needless to say, “60 Minutes” stood by its story as “truthful, accurate and fair.” Similarly, and continuing to act with impunity, Duo Keker/Peters accused Federal investigator Jeff Novitzky of leaking documents. Despite the existence of more plausible explanations to the source of the leaks (such as, arguendo, Assistant US Attorney Angela Davis –an ally and confederate of Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter) John Keker stated falsely “we know Novitzky and plan to prove that these are his repeated, illegal leaks aimed solely at destroying a true hero.” (image:courtesy)

Please observe that, rather than contacting Mr. Wetmore directly, the query is being delivered publicly, here and now.

Any comments,opinion or observation can be sent to lesliebrodie@gmx.com

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Records Provide Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young Employed as Associate with Morrison & Foerster Alongside Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) Around 2008


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with both events surrounding Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

 

Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 

 

 

 

 Keker & Van Nest - Elliot Peters -- Chris Young -- March 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest — Barack Obama Campaign’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director — Now Part of Inquiry into Events Sorrounding CaliforniaALL ; Developing Story RE Lance Armstrong, Andre Birotte, Jeff Novitzky

 


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with both events surrounding Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

 

Please see developing story @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/06/12/lance-armstrong-andre-birotte-tony-…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Muslims Eye Political Clout

Seeking more political clout ahead of the country’s election to pick up a new president, the Muslim community in California is engaging with legislators to promote their civil and electoral engagement.

Please continue @:

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/california-muslims-eye-political-clout

 

Muslims related story, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/09/30/muslim-community-of-orange-county-m…

Jeff Novitzky Hereby Asked to Disclose, If Known, Reason Keker & Van Nest — Legal Representatives of Lance Armstrong — Suddenly Removed Name of Politically Connected (i.e. Obama, DOJ’s West, Harris) Associate Chris Young From Firm’s Website

List of attorneys at Keker & Van Nest (name of Chris Young — with political connections to Barack Obama, DOJ’s Tony West, Kamala Harris — abruptly removed), please see@:

http://kvn.com/Lawyers

 

Jeff Novitsky

Mr. Jeff Novitzky, an FDA agent better known as the government’s “steroid cop.”  Novitzky is a former IRS agent who participated in the investigation of Rogers Clemens and convicted felon Barry Bonds.  During the investigation of controversial Lance Armstrong, both Novitzky and 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley were the subject of false and malicious accusations courtesy of Armstrong’s legal team of Keker & Van Nest.  Despite the existence of more plausible and likely explanations regarding the source of alleged leaks (such as, arguendo, Assistant US Attorney Angela Davis and/or former Assistant US Attorney Jayne Kim  — both confederates of Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter) John Keker and Elliot Peters persisted with the attack on the government and Novitzky. John Keker vexatiously alleged: “While Armstrong has received assurances that the Assistant United States Attorneys involved in the case are not the source of the leaks, it is clear that someone within the government is responsible. There is no other reasonable explanation.” An inappropriate and reckless John Keker further alleged “we know Novitzky and plan to prove that these are his repeated, illegal leaks aimed solely at destroying a true hero.”  The Leslie Brodie Report intends to familiarize Jeff Novitzky with the complex events /enmeshment of  John Keker, Tony West, Kamala Harris, and Jon Streeter in connection with sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL / Voice of OC  for the possibility  that John Keker and Elliot Peters  may have  “blackmailed” Tony West to halt the investigation/prosecution of Lance Armstrong. See relevant background stories  HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE (Image:courtesy photo)

 

Profile of Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young with State Bar of California, please see @:

members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/239518

 

Potential motives, please see developing stories re sham non-profit CaliforniaALL and Lance Armstrong @:

 

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/04/11/cpuc-vs-el-paso-corp-federal-energy…

 

AND @:

 

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/amid-mistrust-in-judgment-of-usd…

 

AND@

 

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/04/07/ex-mofo-partner-tony-west-head-of-t…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keker & Van Nest’s Robert Addy Jr. Van Nest, Elliot Remsen Peters, Jon Burgess Streeter, Matthew Mickle Werdegar, and John Watkins Keker Hereby Asked to Disclose Sudden Removal of Politically Connected Christopher Jacob Young’s Profile from KVN’s Website

List of attorneys at Keker & Van Nest (name of politically connected Chris Young abruptly removed),  please see@:

http://kvn.com/Lawyers

 

 

Christopher Jacob Young – #239518

Current Status:  Active

This member is active and may practice law in California.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 239518    
Address: Keker & Van Nest LLP
633 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Map it
Phone Number: (415) 391-5400
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: cyoung@kvn.com 
County: San Francisco
Undergraduate School: San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Active
9/22/2010 Active  
9/1/2010 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/9/2005

Admitted to The State Bar of California

 

 

 

 

Source: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/239518

Profile of Christopher Jacob Young (AKA Chris Young) of Keker & Van Nest (TLR Note: Young — a confederate of DOJ’s Tony West — subject of speculation as Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed his name from website)

 

Christopher Jacob Young – #239518
Current Status:  Active

This member is active and may practice law in California.

See below for more details.
Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Bar Number:     239518            
Address:     Keker & Van Nest LLP
633 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Map it     Phone Number:     (415) 391-5400
Fax Number:     Not Available
e-mail:     cyoung@kvn.com
County:     San Francisco
    Undergraduate School:     San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA
District:     District 1            
Sections:     None     Law School:     UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA
Status History
Effective Date     Status Change
Present     Active
9/22/2010     Active      
9/1/2010     Not Eligible To Practice Law      
12/9/2005     Admitted to The State Bar of California

See profile @:

http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/239518

The Leslie Brodie Report Launches Journalistic Inquiry to Examine Allegations Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese Had Bribed California’s Ex-Chief Justice Ronald George

Amid conflicting reports, suspicious circumstances and vexing question, The Leslie Brodie Report has launched a journalistic inquiry into the unsettling relationship between Tom Girardi of Girardi & Keese, Eric George, and former Chief Justice of the State of California – Ronald George.

More specifically, The Leslie Brodie Report will examine events surrounding the matter of In Re Girardi, the enmeshment between Eric George and Tom Girardi in various class-actions, as well as matters relating to injustices Ronald George had inflicted on Tom Girardi’s nemesis – Ronald Gottschalk.

Gottschalk, an accomplished attorney with a stellar record who served as Girardi’s co-counsel in class-action litigation, has been the victim of grave injustices and systemic abuses from various local and state entities ever since his relationship with Girardi soured.

State Bar Court Patrice McElroy
Pictured above is Judge McElroy, who is either unwilling or unable to recognize the seriousness of her anti-social behaviour. Her involvement in the “Bribing Pat” saga alerted TLR, McElroy’s integrity is amiss. (Photo: Courtesy of Bar Journal.)

Specifically, Gottschalk and Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi were co-counsel representing plaintiffs in various actions. Once a dispute erupted between Gottschalk and Girardi, the State Bar of California came knocking on Gottschalk’s door. 

However, realizing that the evidence against Gottschalk is weak and not credible at the extreme, the State Bar of California obtained a default judgment against Gottschalk during a time period which the State Bar knew Mr. Gottschalk was unavailable. Participating in the scheme against Gottschalk were Mr. Paul O’Brien from the Office of Chief Trial Counsel and Judge Patrice McElroy.

 

Patrice McElroy's Misconduct
Gottschalk’s lawyer– Mr. Stanley Arouty– submitted a sworn statement to the California Supreme Court accusing McElroy of intentionally destroying an audio tape which serves as the official court record. (See excerpts from Arouty’s declaration above)

Shockingly, however, despite the close personal relationship between Ronald George, Tom Girardi, and Eric George, once the California Supreme Court was asked to review the Matter of Gottschalk, then Chief-Justice Ronald George did not recuse himself while ruling to disbar Gottschalk.

See generally @  http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/case/dockets.cfm?dist=0&doc…

This despite the questionable ethics of Judge Patrice McElroy of the State Bar Court.  As mentioned previously, during a hearing presided over by McElroy, she disclosed that Peter G. Keane — who was then Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law and was representing an adverse witness (Ms. Sara E. Raymond) — had been her supervisor when she was previously employed as an assistant Public Defender.

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However, Judge McElroy failed to disclose that at or about the time the hearing in question was taking place, she accepted as a gift from Mr. Keane an overseas trip.

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Even more troubling is the fact that at or about the time the trip took place, Golden Gate University and the student in question were in the midst of litigating a civil case the student had filed in San Francisco Superior Court.

In yet another instance, McElroy’s penchant for destroying the official records of her own courtroom also manifested itself during the proceedings against Respondent Khanna.

Feeling victimized, Mr. Khanna advanced an action against McElroy in federal court. Below is part of an order authored by Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen. The order alluded to the alleged destruction of the court official record.

Khanna

In yet another instance of McElroy’s misconduct is the case of William G. Wells. In addition to McElroy’s complete disregard to a specific and detailed order issued by Judge JoAnn Remke– the presiding judge of the court.

McElroy’s was accused of being biased and hostile. Below is an excerpt of pleadings prepared by attorneys from the firm of Christa & Jackson which represents Mr. Wells

McElroy's Hostility toward Wells

The enmeshment between Thomas Girardi and the State Bar of California and others has been the subject of extensive coverage on TLR in connection with former crack addict Mike Nisperos ; BOG public member Jeannine English; State Bar of California Investigator Tom Layton; State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn; allegations of preferential treatment leveled by ethics specialist David Cameron Carr; the attorney-client relationship between Howard Rice and Girardi & Keese; matters relating to the MGA/ Mattel litigation; as well as allegations involving conflicts of interest involving the case of Fogel v. Farmers.

Allegations of Duplicity, Manipulation Leveled Against Dave Rosenberg — Presiding Judge of the Yolo County Superior Court

In the aftermath of a report from the Strategic Evaluation Committee which blasted the Administrative Office of the Courts for hiding its finances and number of employees, as well as exercising a “culture of control” over the state’s trial courts, some people in California’s judicial circles are skeptical about a recent survey sent out by Presiding Judge David Rosenberg of Yolo County.

According to Courthouse News Service: “The manner in which he (Judge Rosenberg) was interpreting the results were seen as an attempt to dilute the hard-hitting conclusions of the SEC report and protect the administrative office from the sweeping changes recommended in the report.”

Judge Daniel Goldstein of San Diego commented with some disbelief on the judges who voted for supporting reform “in principle” but voted against reform at “all deliberate speed.”

“Who voted against implementing remedies against waste, mismanagement and abuse of taxpayer dollars? That’s what’s striking,” he said. “That a presiding judge would vote against saving their budget and stopping waste, mismanagement and abuse of taxpayer dollars, that’s amazing.”

He called Rosenberg’s methodology for counting the vote “erroneous.”

Please see complete story @: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/06/19/47609.htm

Commentators on Judicial Council Watcher were similarly taken aback by Rosenberg’s antics. The OBT wrote: Judge Rosenberg aka Judge Rosenblab , who our CJ appointed to the JC is out only for himself. His misuse of his position as Chair of the Presiding Judges group is “transparent” . Thanks to Presiding Judges Earl,Ellsworth and Judge Goldstein for seeking to do what is right and calling him on his blatant attempts at obfuscation. Said obfuscation only allows the JC to delay the reforms the SEC report makes clear are necessary.The bottom line is we need to implement the SEC report recommendations and move on to see that the branch works for the benefit of the public we serve.We need to pass 1208 and democratize the JC to avoid the mess we are now mired in.

 

Greenberg Traurig willing to pay $61 million in mortgage fraud case (TLR Note: While no relations to allegations against Bet Tzedek, Sandor Samuels, Alan Rothenberg, etc… article a good reminder Fraud Happens)

A federal judge in Phoenix has given preliminary approval to a class action settlement that would have Greenberg Traurig paying out $61 million via its insurer.

The lawsuit accuses Greenberg Traurig and the Quarles & Brady law firm of aiding an alleged $900 million fraud by Mortgages Ltd. of Phoenix, which made high-interest loans to real estate developers. The founder of the company committed suicide in 2008.

U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Martone on Thursday gave preliminary approval to the Greenberg settlement and previously gave preliminary approval to a $26.5 million settlement by Quarles & Brady.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2012/06/22/greenberg-traurig-wil…

Click here to set a title.Wells Fargo sends Chabad of Boca Raton to foreclosure auction

Only six weeks after filing a foreclosure lawsuit against Chabad of Boca Raton, Wells Fargo Bank  won a judgment that has set the temple and Jewish school up for auction.

The bank (NYSE: WFC) filed a foreclosure lawsuit on May 4 against the nonprofit Friends of Chabad of Boca Raton and Torah Tots Academy. On June 14, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge David J. Crow awarded the bank a $2.2 million foreclosure judgment after finding that Chabad was in default on a $2 million mortgage, plus interest.

Six weeks is incredibly fast for a court system that often takes years to decide a contested foreclosure. It only usually happens that fast if it is an uncontested case, but Chabad filed an answer and counterclaim.

 

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Skadden Arps Under Scrutiny Amid Allegations Ex-Orioles Player Eddie Murray Part of Insider Trading

Hall of Fame baseball player Eddie Murray is one of several former professional athletes under investigation by federal authorities in a U.S. insider trading case stemming from the buyout of a medical device company, people familiar with the three-year-old probe said.

Federal prosecutors and securities regulators are trying to determine whether Murray, a star slugger for the Baltimore Orioles, traded on inside information that Abbott Laboratories was about to announce a deal in January 2009 to acquire Advanced Medical Optics for $2.8 billion, the sources said.

The probe into the possible insider trading by professional baseball players is a California offshoot of the sprawling investigation in New York that led to the conviction of Galleon Management hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and charges against dozens of traders and corporate consultants. Some legal experts say the California phase of the investigation is an indication of just how commonplace the sharing of corporate secrets has become.

Investigators have found that leaks about the Advanced Medical Optics deal may have come from a number of places, including people who worked for the medical device company; its law firm, Skadden Arps; and its merger adviser, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, according to court records and people familiar with that matter.

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GAY ACTIVISTS INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE ‘FLIP OFF’ RONALD REAGAN PARTY

Photo Credit: Phillymag.comPhoto Credit: Phillymag.com

 

Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception.

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Rebekah Brooks — Former Murdoch Executive Faces British Court

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London June 22, 2012. REUTERS-Neil Hall

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks, the woman at the heart of a scandal shaking Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and the British government, appeared in court on Friday at the opening of her prosecution on charges of hiding evidence from police.

 

Brooks, who is close to Murdoch and was friends with successive British prime ministers, resigned as chief executive of Murdoch’s British newspaper group in July 2011 over revelations of phone-hacking by reporters at one of her papers.

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Leonard Julius Sawyer – Member of the State Bar of California – Admits to Exposing Himself Aboard Flight

A 33-year-old lawyer who exposed himself multiple times aboard a Los Angeles-to-Houston airline flight has pleaded guilty to two counts of making lewd acts.

Leonard Julius Sawyer of Houston entered the plea Thursday before a federal magistrate in Houston. A Justice Department statement says Sawyer was in the middle seat of a Continental Airlines flight in February of last year when he exposed himself to the woman in the window seat next to him.

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Daniel Zaheer, James Wagstaffe, Danielle Adoracion Lee Under Scrutiny Amid Concerns Over Conflicts of Interest

TLR has learned an inquiry was launched earlier today to determine whether attorneys employed by the State Bar of California are improperly utilizing the services of attorneys associated with San Francisco-based Kerr & Wagstaffe.

At issue is the possibility of violations of conflict of interest laws and policies by the State Bar of California relating to the free legal representation the agency purveys to the embattled publisher of online magazine Voice of OC, as well as the spouse of J Street PAC /J Street Gang of Greed member — controversial gambling attorney Howard Dickstein.

Specifically, sources seeking anonymity maintain the focus of the inquiry is to determine whether Messrs. Jim Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt and Daniel Zaheer (of Kerr & Wagstaffe) surreptitiously assist Danielle Adoracion Lee — in-house attorney employed by the State Bar of California — in defending a suit presently pending in the superior court of Orange County.

Separately, and as was reported earlier, Danielle Adoracion Lee is under heavy scrutiny for alleged moonlighting while on government time even though her office’s rules appear to prohibit such an arrangement. Especially in connection with issues dealing with professional responsibility and civil liability, as well as the appearance that public resources are being misappropriated by Lee’s clients.

Gary Ackerman: ‘The People Have Gotten Dumber’ (TLR Note: Causes – Gov/Big Business/China/Russia Prefer “Dumb” U.S. Population as Cabal Terrified of Healthy Educated Christian White Family; Tools – T. V., Diversity, Homosexuality, Assault on Religion)

Retiring congressman Gary Ackerman, a Democrat from New York, reflects on his time in Congress. 

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“Congressman Ackerman, you’ve been here 30 years. Can you define comity as it existed when you arrived versus how it exists now?,” Bloomberg Businessweek asks.

Ackerman responds: ” Your premise is that comity exists now. It may not be entirely accurate. It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. It’s not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber. I don’t know that I would’ve said that out loud pre-my announcement that I was going to be leaving. [Laughter] But I think that’s true. I mean everything has changed. The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don’t know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.”

 

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AND @:

http://blog.sfgate.com/culture/2010/05/19/coming-out-sartorially-at-the-pride…

 

 

U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. Praises Multi-Agency Investigation Into an Alleged Sex Trade Ring Exposed Courtesy of Email Records and Information Provided by Google

What started as a routine question-and-answer session at Los Angeles International Airport turned into a months-long, multi-agency investigation into an alleged sex trade ring that had been operating for at least two years.

According to the affidavit, law enforcement officers used email records and other information provided by Google to link Hakopyan to women working as prostitutes. They allege they were also able to link Hakopyan’s email address to accounts for purchasing “adult” ads on sites like thatmall.com, cityvibe.com, eros-guide.com and backpage.com.

U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. in Los Angeles praised the inter-departmental cooperation in a statement Tuesday: “International prostitution rings like the one alleged in this case span jurisdictions and have a direct negative impact on both the women involved and also on our local communities. That is why partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, like the Santa Monica Police Department, are vital to our continued success in investigating and in prosecuting this criminal behavior.”

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/20/mher-mike-hakopyan-natalya-muravyeva…

A Big Apple Namaste As Thousands of Yoga Fans Take Over Times Square

US Supreme Court: Union Must Give Fee Increase Notice

“When a public-sector union imposes a special assessment or dues increase, the union must provide a fresh … notice and may not exact any funds from nonmembers without their affirmative consent,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed with the judgment but wrote their own opinion. “When a public-sector union imposes a special assessment intended to fund solely political lobbying efforts, the First Amendment requires that the union provide non-members an opportunity to opt out of the contribution of funds,” Sotomayor wrote.

The union, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the annual notice that the union gives was sufficient. The high court disagreed in a 7-2 judgment.

 

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_UNION_FEES

Attorney Rusty Hardin Alleges Circumstances Involving DOJ’s Lanny Breuer Prompted Questionable Prosecution of Client Roger Clemens

Juror 13, political activist Joyce Robinson-Paul, told the Daily News after the verdict Monday that she and her peers “didn’t see anything to be prosecuted” in the government’s case that Clemens lied to Congress about doping.

“You have these cutthroat thieves, murderers, drug dealers and drug addicts and you decide to go after somebody who had a reputation for trying to do his best and be the best that he can be, and you attack him,” Robinson-Paul told The News.

A unique political reality might have forced the government’s hand with Clemens. New York attorney Tom Harvey pointed out Tuesday that the Justice Department could not afford to let Clemens go without a legal fight – not when one of the department’s top-ranked officials, assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, had worked alongside Hardin to represent the pitcher during the congressional appearance that got Clemens indicted.

“Did his underlings feel obligated to approve the prosecution to avoid fingers being pointed at them later on,” asked Harvey. “Also, what pressure did the prosecutors feel from Congress in terms of getting future funding for Justice programs?”

Breuer was recused from the case, along with Attorney General Eric Holder, who had worked at the same law firm as Breuer (Covington and Burling) when Clemens was Breuer’s client in 2008.

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Manatt Phelps & Phillips’ Rabbi Stan Levy of Bet Tzedek Legal Services Debates Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz Re Same-Sex Marriage Within Jewish Context

Sharing their opinions on same sex-marriage within a Jewish context were: Rabbi Stan Levy, founder of Bet Tzedek Legal Services and co-founder of the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, a transdenominational school for rabbis, cantors and spiritual leaders; Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, teacher, author and founder of the nonprofit Chai Center; and professor Zev Garber, a Jewish academic and author.

The most conservative view of same-sex marriage was expressed by Schwartz, who said the Bible verses from Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 state that male homosexuality is a sin. But Schwartz said that for a secular Jew, homosexuality is not a problem.

 

Allowing gay Jews to marry within a synagogue sets a “dangerous precedent,” Schwartz said, adding that he believes the American Medical Association was pressured to see homosexuality as part of a normal spectrum of behavior rather than deviant.

“The Bible is from God,” Schwartz said. “You cannot change it from left to right.”

Levy offered a different—and more liberal—perspective of Jewish law on homosexuality. He considers the Torah a living document, one that evolves with humanity over time.

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For more about Rabbi Stan Levy, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/category/rabbi-stan-levy/

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth’s Kent Easter and Jill Easter charged with conspiracy to procure the false arrest, false imprisonment, and conspiracy to falsely report a crime

A husband and wife were arrested Tuesday and charged with planting drugs in the car of an unsuspecting school volunteer who the wife thought was not properly supervising their son, according to prosecutors.

 

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Kent Wycliffe Easter, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 38, were arrested by Irvine police and are charged with conspiracy to procure the false arrest of the elementary-school parent volunteer, false imprisonment and conspiracy to falsely report a crime.

Beginning in February 2011, the Easters conspired to have the victim arrested because Jill Easter was angry over the supervision of their young son, according to prosecutors. Kent Easter then drove to the woman’s home on Feb. 16, 2011, and placed a bag of Vicodin, Percocet and marijuana and a used marijuana pipe behind the driver’s seat of her unlocked vehicle, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

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http://www.ocregister.com/news/prosecutors-359639-easter-drugs.html

 

See also @:

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/06/a-law-firm-partner-and-his-boalt-hall-wife-sta…

Lawyer / Hooker Reema Bajaj pleads guilty to prostitution

Reema Bajaj

Ms. Reema Bajaj (Image: courtesy photo)

She was a lawyer — and a hooker.

Sycamore attorney Reema Bajaj pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor prostitution charge.

Bajaj — who became something of an Internet sensation after she was initially charged in June 2011 with three counts of prostitution — was sentenced to 24 months of court supervision, fined $2,500 and ordered to complete 50 hours of community-service work and undergo a psychological evaluation.

Prosecutors dropped one felony prostitution charge against her, as well as a second misdemeanor count.

Authorities began looking into Bajaj after they discovered emails between her and a man during an unrelated child-pornography investigation involving someone else, DeKalb police said.

Bajaj admitted accepting $100 to have sex with a man at his DeKalb County apartment on Aug. 13, 2010, prosecutor Charles Colburn said in court.

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For more about Reema Bajaj, please see @:

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Correction as to David Lash, Latham & Watkins, O’Melveny & Myers

There is an error in the TLR’s Note previously published dealing with Alan Rothenberg.

Please observe  that Mr. David Lash is associated with O’Melveny & Myers, and not Latham & Watkins as was erroneously stated.

2010 — 1st Century Bank Alan Rothenberg cites potential conflicts re California Pizza Kitchen in quitting Los Angeles Airport Commission (TLR Note: Resemble conflicts re Holly Fujie, Bonnie Rubin, Eric George, Bet Tzedek, Latham & Watkins ‘s David Lash)

The president of the Los Angeles airport commission resigned Thursday, saying his ties to a popular restaurant chain have complicated efforts to transform the dining and shopping experience for travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.

Alan Rothenberg, an attorney and investment banker in Century City, sent a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announcing his departure from the Board of Airport Commissioners, where he has served for five years.

City lawyers concluded that Rothenberg had potential conflicts of interest because he serves on the board and owns about $1 million of stock in California Pizza Kitchen, a restaurant chain directly and indirectly involved in bids for concession contracts. Rothenberg requested the review.

 

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http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/03/local/la-me-resigned-20101203

Ray R. Marchan — South Texas Lawyer in Racketeering Case re Judicial Bribes — Found Guilty

The government scored a resounding victory in the first case to go to trial concerning a South Texas judge who admittedly took bribes from lawyers.

Ray R. Marchan was found guilty Monday by a federal jury in Brownsville on all seven counts in a racketeering and extortion case concerning former state District Judge Abel C. Limas, reports the Brownsville Herald. Marchan, who is in his mid fifties, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years on each count when he is sentenced in September.

 

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Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Linda Lefkowitz Found

Deputies say a 71-year-old judge who got lost after leaving for work has been reunited with her family because good Samaritans at a fast food restaurant called authorities.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Bergner tells City News Service that Linda Lefkowitz left her Pacific Palisades home Monday on her way to the courthouse in Santa Monica.

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BREAKING NEWS: President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over ‘Fast and Furious’

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.

Jay Sekulow Talks to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly About Fast and Furious

Youtube Video of Tanya Dixon-Neely telling students it’s criminal to speak ill of US president Barack Obama

Tanya Dixon-Neely — Teacher who denounced criticism of Obama keeps job

The North Carolina teacher who told her students it is a crime to criticize the president will keep her job, the Rowan-Salisbury School System announced Tuesday.

Superintendent Judy Grissom said Tanya Dixon-Neely — who had been suspended without pay since arguing with a student about President Obama — will return next school year and be required to start a monitored growth plan, reports the Salisbury (N.C.) Post.

Yucaipa’s Burkle has increasing appetite for hotels

Ronald Burkle, a private-equity billionaire who has bought up supermarkets and food companies, has an increasing appetite for hotels these days.

His latest bite: a 400-room hotel in Los Angeles’s Koreatown that will feature private karaoke rooms and a menu with dishes like “spicy butterfish hot pot.”

 

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James O’Keefe: Anybody can be a journalist

James O'Keefe leaves the federal courthouse in New Orleans, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. | AP Photo

‘It just takes a little bit of courage, a little bit of creativity,’ he said. | AP Photo

 

Rebellious and middle-aged: That’s the typical profile of activist, guerrilla journalists attending the RightOnline conference run by conservative group Americans for Prosperity.

“It’s more difficult for younger people, because of the challenges they face. If they take on the establishment, they won’t get into law school,” controversial conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe explained. “They’re worried their parents don’t want them to do it.”

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77492.html

 

Pilar Stillwater, Deb Goodman Joined Kerr & Wagstaffe

When it comes to San Francisco-based Kerr & Wagstaffe, Professor Jim Wagstaffe, and white female with a law degree from Hastings, surprisingly little has changed.

Deb Goodman and Pilar Stillwater have joined Kerr & Wagstaffe as associates.

Goodman received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010.  While in law school, Deb served as the technology editor for the Hastings Law Journal.  She externed with Judge Carlos Bea in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.   She also interned with the San Francisco City Attorney’s office.

Stillwater earned her J.D., cum laude, from U.C. Hastings, where she was the Executive Production Editor of the Hastings Law Journal.  She also served as a certified law clerk for the Criminal Justice Clinic, and as a teaching assistant for Moot Court.  After graduating, Pilar researched issues in intellectual property and collaborative governance as a Graduate Research Fellow for U.C. Hastings.

 

JusticeCalifornia Urges Examination of Former California Chief Justice Ronald George as to “The Shapiro Fund”

JusticeCalifornia, a widely-known commentator on Judicial Council Watcher, is urging Dan Dydzak to examine the circumstances surrounding “The Shapiro Fund” in connection with former chief justice of the State of California, Ronald George.

JusticeCalifornia stated: If you do get to depose George, maybe you can ask him about the Shapiro Fund, and why the gifts were not properly and timely disclosed. Also, did he pay back the loan he took from Shapiro for his retention election? If so, when?

“I can ask about that loan because I personally saw the campaign disclosures revealing the loan, but no paperwork in those disclosures evidencing repayment,” JusticeCalifornia continued.

“Let’s focus on the forest, folks. The SEC verification of very serious problems with top leadership, the selection of the new AOC director, the democratization of the Judicial Council, and making sure the basics are provided to the public– open courts, good judges, court reporters, and court clerks,” JusticeCalifornia concluded.

 

 

Missile attack would force massive evacuation of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

 

Col. Adam Zusman, Home Front Commander of Israel’s Dan region (Tel Aviv and its environs), told AFP Tuesday, June 12, “In case of a missile attack on the centre of Israel, especially unconventional attacks and if buildings are destroyed, the population from Tel Aviv and other cities will be evacuated and relocated in other areas of the country.”


The officer did not say to where the roughly two million inhabitants of the Dan region’s core towns of Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Holon, Petakh Tikva, Ramat Hasharon, Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bein Brak, Herzliya, Or Yehuda, Givat Shmuel and Kiryat Ono, would be evacuated.

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U.S., Israel developed computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.

The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used to enable an ongoing cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials.

The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as the so-called Stuxnet virus to cause malfunctions in Iran’s nuclear enrichment equipment.

The emerging details about Flame provide new clues about what is believed to be the first sustained campaign of cyber-sabotage against an adversary of the United States.

 

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