Amid a developing ethics probe — Leslie Hatamiya — the embattled executive director of the Foundation of the State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation), has resigned.
Ms. Leslie Hatamiya, who colluded with Holly Fujie, Ruthe Ashley, Patricia Lee and Judy Johnson in order to maintain secrecy over the unlawful transfer of $780,00.00 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL.(Photo:Courtesy)
The Leslie Brodie Report has learned a search is under way to find a new executive director.
The public nonprofit has been in trouble since an investigation by the Leslie Brodie Report revealed multiple and improper transactions preying on those the organization is supposed to serve — most notable of which were frivolous scholarships awarded to Marissa Prayongratana and Sonja Diaz.
Separately, The Leslie Brodie Report was instrumental in publishing stories relating to an investigation by a Yoloan rabbi into CaliforniaALL — an entity which obtained secretive and unlawful donations in the amount of $780,000.00 from the California Bar Foundation.
Prior to joining the California Bar Foundation, Hatamiya was the chief of staff at SOMA Networks — a San Francisco-based wireless broadband company.