SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials on Monday charged the former head of the nation’s largest pension fund and one of his business associates with falsifying documents and other charges in a long-running influence peddling and bribery investigation.
A grand jury in San Francisco charged Federico Buenrostro Jr. and Alfred Villalobos, and they were booked and released on bond Monday after briefly appearing in court.
Buenrostro, 64, served as CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from late 2002 until June 2008. Villalobos, 69, served on the CalPERS board and is a former vice mayor of Los Angeles.
The indictment alleges the two conspired to fabricate documents that certified to federal regulators that Villalobos’ firm had obtained required “investor disclosure letters” from CalPERS to serve as a “transfer agent.” The indictment charges that the falsified documents allowed Villalobos to reap $14 million in fees for serving as a middleman between CalPERS and a prominent investment firm handling $3 billion in CalPERS’ money.
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CaliforniaALL actors, below:
Morrison & Foerster Team – Attorneys and Legal Counsel of CaliforniaALL: Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Eric Tate, and Susan Mac Cormac
Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Southern California Edison/ Berkshire Hathaway Director Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, and Robert Adler (Presently Adler chief legal counsel @ Southern California Edison. ) (all also attorneys for Verizon), Edison’s John Bryson
Wilson Sonsini Team: John Roos, Mark Parnes, Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)
DLA Piper Team — “Pro Bono” Home of CaliforniaALL, Home to OBAMA FOR AMERICA Draft Committee : Steve Churchwell, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Attia
CPUC Team: Mike Peevey, Pete Arth (who met/co-conspired with Ruthe Ashley and Sarah Redfield), Tim Simon, Geoff Brown, and Dian Grueneich (later of Morrison & Foerster)
State Bar of California Board of Governors / Executives Team: Jeff Bleich, Ruthe Ashley, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Patricia Lee, CaliforniaALL’s Judy Johnson – Executive Director of State Bar of California, Gwen Moore, Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, AARP’s Jeannine English Dickstein — spouse of Howard Dickstein ( business partner of Mark Friedman), AARP’s George Davis, Craig Holden (of Lewis Brisbois / MGA / Council on Access and Fairness)
California Bar Foundation Team During Alleged Planning/ Embezzlement of $780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL: Annette Carnegie, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Mark Parnes, Geoff Brown, and Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital), Thomas Silk (CPA of Mitch and Freada Kapor), Doug Winthrop of Howard Rice (attorney for PG&E, Steve Poizner, suspect in alleged bribery of Joseph Grodin and Geoffrey Brown, co-conspirator alongside Jerry Falk in matter of In Re Girardi)
CalPers Team: Ruthe Catolico Ashley ( “Utility APA” ; State Bar of California BOG Member ; friend of than Judicial Council Member Tani Cantil ; Later, CEO of CaliforniaALL)
California Department of Insurance Team: CaliforniaALL’ Steve Poizner (2010 candidate for the California gubernatorial election ; ties to Howard Rice, Wilson Sonsini, Mitch and Freada Kapor)
“Energy Team”: CaliforniaALL’s Darrell Steinberg, Kip Lipper (brother of neferious Donna Lucas) and State Bar of California BOG Member — Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers
UC Irvine Foundation Team: UC Irvine Foundation Team : Joe Dunn, Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky
UC Irvine and UC Irvine Law School Team: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and Karina Hamilton
VOICE OF OC TEAM: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Jim Brosnahan, Tom Girardi, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and CPA Kinde Durkee (presently, under the care of Uncle Sam)
Judicial Council Team: Joe Dunn, Thomas Girardi, and Tani Cantil
Allen Matkins “Subterfuge Team”: Robert Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, and Adam Stock
McGeorge School of Law / Sacramento / Kevin Johnson-Mark Friedman- Chris Young
McGeorge Team: CaliforniaALL’s Morrison England and spouse – CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy England, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki, State Bar of California Deputy-Executive-Director RAH, and McGeorge Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (confederate of Sarah Redfield re various conventions and trips i.e. Hawaii- Manoa, Monterey, etc. ; responsible for “shiduch” between Judge England and Torie Flournoy)
KEVIN JOHNSON MAYORAL CAMPAIGN / SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA:Kevin Johnson, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Friedman/CaliforniaALL’s CPA — Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associates
For more about Kevin Johnson, McGeorge School of Law, and Sarah Redfiled See CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL
CaliforniaALL Executives, Board and Advisory Council
CaliforniaALL’s Executive Directors: Interim Director Sarah Redfield, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, and Larissa Parecki
DIRECTORS: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal ‘s James Hsu — “Utility APA” and Attorney for Cache Creek Casino, Utility APA Pat Fong-Kushida, Torie Flournoy England, CityView’s Victor Miramontes, Gibor Basri, Freada Kapor Klein, Cary Martin Zellerbach, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture, Ophelia Basgal of Pacific Gas & Electric, Frank Quevedo of Verizon, Jay Ferguson, Maria Del Pilar Avila, Federico (“Fred”) Buenrostro of CalPERS (recently indicted) , Winston Doby
ADVISORY COUNCIL:Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Kamala Harris, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Hon. Morrison England, Steve Poizner, Darrell Steinberg, Peter Reinke, Curren Price