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barack obama, Chris Young, David Washburn – Voice of OC Managing Editor, David Werdegar, Dian Grueneich, Elliot Peters, Howard Rice, James Brosnahan, John Keker, Kamala Harris, Keker & Van Nest, Lance Armstrong, Leslie Hatamiya, Norberto Santana Jr., Somnath Raj Chatterjee, State Bar of California, Tony West, United States Department of Justice, University of California, Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of UCI Foundation / Voice of OC

BREAKING NEWS: Scrutiny of State Bar of California President — Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter– Intensifies As Shocking Revelations Further Implicate Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young, DOJ’s Tony West

A recent abrupt move by a politically connected litigation boutique is the subject of a comprehensive examination, TLR Has learned.

According to sources seeking anonymity, the very recent sudden and abrupt departure of associate Christopher J.  Young (AKA Chris Young) from San Francisco-based Keker & Van Nest is viewed with intense interest in seeking to further solve the mystery surrounding a sub-Rosa “hush-hush” transfer of $780,000 from the California Bar Foundation to now defunct non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.

According to the sources, Chris Young (who in 2008 served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director ) prior employment with Morrison & Foerster at around 2008 is a very important piece of the puzzle, indeed, as in 2008 Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster created the entity known as CaliforniaALL; Annette Carnegie of Morrison & Foerster served as California Bar Foundation board member which had transferred the funds to CaliforniaALL, sub-rosa ; Derek Anthony West (AKA Tony West) of Morrison & Foerster served as Barack Obama’s Co-Chair, California Finance Committee; and lurking in the background was James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster — a self-described mastermind behind the Democratic Party.

Per the sources, in addition to the above, other suspicious and unsettling circumstances surrounding CaliforniaALL may cause one to entertain thoughts quartet Brosnahan/West/Young/Carnegie were instrumental in causing money to be moved from Cal Bar Foundation to Barack Obama’s election campaign, vis-a-vis CaliforniaALL, unlawfully.

In particular, the sources referenced as examples of suspicious circumstances the false and misleading claim by CaliforniaALL that it was the force behind the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law at UC Irvine known as SAL UCI.  (This claim has been refuted by The Leslie Brodie Report.  Please see “The Make Belief Launching of SAL” HERE). 

Moreover, the source alluded to the fact that CaliforniaALL sought around 16,000 of deduction in its tax-return for “occupancy,” where in fact CaliforniaALL was housed pro-bono at the Sacramento offices of DLA Piper.  Please see HERE and HERE.

 


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.

 

In 2008, KVN’s Chris Young was employed (as his confederate Tony West) at San Francisco-based Morrison & Foerster , please see below:
Christopher Young -- Morrison & Foerster 2008

 


Interestingly, Keker & Van Nest’s recently saw fit to remove the name of Chris Young from its web-site, please see below:

 Keker & Van Nest /MIA Name of Chris Young

 

Nevertheless,  State Bar of California membership record provides that Chris Young is still an employee of KVN, please see below:

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

 

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