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California Public Utilities Commission, CaliforniaALL, CalPERS, Chris Young, CPUC, Edison International, Geoffrey Brown, Jeffrey Bleich, Keker & Van Nest, Martha Escutia, Michael Peevey, Munger Tolles & Olson, OBAMA FOR AMERICA, Richard Tom, Ronald Olson, Ruthe Catolico Ashley aka Ruthe Ashley aka Ruth Ashley of CaliforniaALL, Southern California Edison, Tony West

Amid Recent Revelations of Unsettling Circumstances Re San Onofre Nuclear Station, Southern California Edison, MTO’s Ron Olson, MTO’s Jeff Bleich, CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown and CaliforniaALL – TLR Republishes Prior Frivolous Threat By Brown against YR

Amid recent revelations dealing with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Geoffrey F. Brown (AKA Geoff Brown) — a former commissioner with the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) — is even under greater scrutiny in matters relating to CaliforniaALL, The Leslie Brodie Report has learned.

CaliforniaALL, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity, was the brainchild of Ruthe Ashley (a Diversity Officer at CalPERS and Vice-President of the State Bar of California) and Peter Arth Jr., Chief of Staff to CPUC President Michael Peevey.

Geoffrey F. Brown 

Mr. Geoffrey Brown, professor of law at JFK School of Law. Between 2001 to 2007 served as Commissioner with the CPUC. From 2006 to 2009 Brown serve as director with the State Bar of California Foundation (DBA “California Bar Foundation”). In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $780,00.00 to sham entity CaliforniaALL — which also obtained additional 1.5 Million from utility companies.  In reaction to complainant’s request for an inquiry to the State Bar of California Board of Governors, Brown immediately, as though bitten by a snake, threatened to file legal action even though the communication with the BOG was absolutely privileged and justified, and only made mention of Brown in passing.  Brown is still under extreme scrutiny by in matters relating Judy Johnson’s CCPF and the saga known as “Bribing Pat.” (image:courtesy photo)

In its brief existence from 2008 to 2010, CaliforniaALL collected close to $2 million from utility companies (AT&T;, PG&E;, Verizon, Sempra), including a sub-rosa contribution of $769,247.00 from the State Bar of California Foundation (DBA California Bar Foundation.)

CaliforniaALL was abruptly dissolved in June of 2010.

Sources with knowledge of the inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity, maintain the multi prong inquiry is rapidly expanding and encompasses broader inquiries than had been acknowledged up to now to The Leslie Brodie Report.

A source maintains that one major aspect of the inquiry involves 2 subparts:

1) Circumstances surrounding events relating to Southern California’s Ron Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson which represents Southern California Edison in conjuction with San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (owned by SCE) and CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown.

2) Circumstances surrounding Obama for America’s Ron Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson, Obama for America’s Jeff Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olsen, Obama for America’s Tony West of the United States Department of Justice, Obama for America’s Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest, and Obama for America’s Steven Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento — where CaliforniaALL was housed free of charge.

Initially, due to circumstances which cannot be viewed as mere coincidence, YR was under the impression that funds have been misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation by Voice of OC — specifically, by its founders 1) Joe Dunn and 2) Martha Escutia (both former state senators who were overseeing utility companies and the CPUC and investigating the California energy crisis), and 3) Thomas Girardi and 4) James Brosnahan who were litigating cases involving the California energy crisis on opposite sides.

In reaction to YR’s s request for an inquiry to the State Bar of California Board of Governors (See http://tinyurl.com/californiaallbog ) Geoffrey Brown immediately, as though bitten by a snake, sent YR a cease & desist demand.  In an email to YR and the Board of Governors, Brown wrote:

“I am named in the email with the purpose of tying my tenure at the CPUC and the Foundation to some alleged nefarious activity. The author of the email is herewith put on notice that I will pursue legal action if he persists in a claim that I have anything to do with illegal activity. He further on notice that I am in noway connected with the recipient named in the article.”

 

Brown, according to confidential sources familiar with the situation, is viewed as “not credible.” 

“The absurd claim by Brown that he is ‘in noway connected with the recipient named in the article’ is disingenuous in the extreme,” the source stated.

“Of course Brown was connected; after all Brown was a director of the California Bar Foundation alongside Southern California Edison’s Ron Olson’s proxies (Jeff Bleich and Bradley Phillips of Munger Tolles & Olson) during the time the California Bar Foundation funneled the hush-hush subrosa $780,000.00 to CaliforniaALL — a sham entity instigated by Peter Arth of the CPUC,” the source continued.

“And, it all took place during the time Brown was serving as a CPUC Commissioner who’s function was to regulate the same utilities which poured money into CaliforniaALL, including regulating Southern California Edison — the owner of SONGS,” the source — now discombobulated — concluded.

 

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