- json version
- email this article
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM
A former Los Angeles City Controller associated with the California Democratic Party is now embroiled in a controversy dealing with the alleged embezzlement of public funds through and by means of fraud
In the midst of the growing controversy over the alleged embezzlement of public funds by California Democratic Party operatives associated with OBAMA FOR AMERICA, a former Los Angeles City Controller associated with the California Democratic Party is now embroiled in a controversy dealing with the alleged embezzlement of public funds through and by means of fraud.
Specifically, Laura Chick of Los Angeles County has recently been identified as a potential player in the financial scheme known as CaliforniaALL following the fortuitous discovery of evidence relating to her involvement with OBAMA FOR AMERICA during the time she served as member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors.
As relevant to this matter, in 2007, various members of the State Bar of California Board of Governors with ties to the Democratic Party/OBAMA FOR AMERICA are accused by the author of knowingly agreeing to establish a non-profit entity (known as CaliforniaALL) which was later misused as a vehicle to absorb funds from utility companies, as well as close to $800,000 from the California Bar Foundation (an entity controlled by the State Bar of California Board of Governors).
As matters presently stand, suspicions exist that Morrison & Foerster attorneys James Brosnahan (the self-proclaimed "mastermind" behind the Democratic Party and member of OBAMA FOR AMERICA's California Finance Committee), Tony West (OBAMA FOR AMERICA’s Chair of California's Finance Committee), Chris Young (OBAMA FOR AMERICA's Northern California Deputy Finance Director; later of Keker & Van Nest), Annette Carnegie (former director of the California Bar Foundation), Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, OBAMA FOR AMERICA and member of CaliforniaALL), Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles (president of the State Bar of California, director of the California Bar Foundation, and founding member and Chair of OBAMA FOR AMERICA’s National Finance Committee), Brad Phillips of Munger Tolles (2007- 2008 Director of the California Bar Foundation which served as a "financial sponsor" to CaliforniaALL on behalf of Verizon Wireless and Southern California Edison, both clients of Munger Tolles & Olson), Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini (2007-2008 director and Secretary of the California Bar Foundation), John Roos of Wilson Sonsini (former CEO of Wilson Sonsini and member of OBAMA FOR AMERICA’s National Finance Committee), Steven Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento (Treasurer, draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA; firm where CaliforniaALL resided free of charge), Laura Chick (member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors and OBAMA FOR AMERICA), Jeannine English (member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors), Mark Friedman (elector for Barack Obama; a Sacramento real estate developer once accused of defrauding an Indian tribe out of millions of dollars while conspiring with the tribe's attorney Howard Dickstein - spouse of Jeannine English) and Freada Klein Kapor (member of the board of directors of CaliforniaALL; OBAMA FOR AMERICA's phone bank was located at The Kapor Center) all participated in a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse all or part of the "hush-hush" $780,000 originating from the California Bar Foundation to improperly benefit OBAMA FOR AMERICA via a separate foundation created ad hoc by Susan Mac Cormac and Eric Tate of Morrison & Foerster known as CaliforniaALL.
In 2007, Ruthe Catolico Ashley served as member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors alongside Jeffrey Bleich, and came up with the idea to create CaliforniaALL during a meeting with Sarah Redfield and Peter Arth, (the assistant to CPUC President Michael Peevey).
CaliforniaALL was conveniently housed free of charge at the offices of DLA Piper in Sacramento, alongside the draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA, where Steve Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento served as Treasurer of the draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA.
Subsequent to the election of Barack Obama, CaliforniaALL was dissolved.
Other then collecting close to $2 million directly from utility companies (including the "hush-hush" transfer of $774,247, comprised of one installment of $5000 and another contribution of $769,247 from the Foundation which was never mentioned in the Foundation's "newsroom" or by any other of its publications such as the California Bar Journal or by any of the newsletters and alerts published by CaliforniaALL), CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom entity from its inception in 2008 to the day it began to slowly be dissolved in approximately 2009, subsequent to the election of Barack Obama as president of the U.S.
Its only alleged achievement was providing some money for the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law at UC Irvine ("SALUCI") in approximately 2008-2009. Here too vast and intense suspicious circumstances exist as the funds from CaliforniaALL actually went to the UC Irvine Foundation, where the present executive director of the State Bar of California (Senator Joe Dunn) serves as a member of the audit committee, and it turns out that the SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene. In addition, some records seem to indicate that Verizon Wireless funneled the money directly to SALUCI , while CaliforniaALL took the credit."
Laura Chick's Wikipedia profile states that she also served as California's Inspector General overseeing the state's spending of $85 billion of Federal Recovery Act funding. Chick was appointed to the newly created position by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in April 2009 and the office was terminated by Governor Jerry Brown in December 2010.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Kassim Alhimidi convicted of murder
Members of Bundy Family Explain Bundy Ranch Stand-Off With Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race
Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War
Report Back: 4th Annual Hahamongna Walkabout
Pacifica Exe Director position is in confusion still putting KPFK at risk
Bernard Duncan, prior GM of KPFK is still in play
San Diego May Dai Workers Film Festival
Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action
Pacifica board members named here, who attempted ousting ED
LA Weekly promotes a slanted view of Pacifica/ KPFK
More Info about Pacifica, which holds KPFK's license, etc.
Listen to KPFK's staff talking to Pacifica Exe Director
Pacifica IS also KPFK, so let's not ignore what going on
Reported excerpts of Pacifica's - and that's KPFK's - incidents happening - update
Repost from Counterpunch re Pacifica - KPFK too involved
Forever intertwined: KPFK, WBAI, Gary Null ?
Why is KPFK still failing to thrive ?
GLOBAL DAY of ACTION for the Indonesian Rainforests!
Opponents of SB County Jail's Letter Ban to Share Progress, Next Steps
Pacifica Radio, Rwanda, and DR Congo
International Multicultural Literary Magazine Features Armenia in Spring Issue
Why is KPFK still failing to thrive ?
Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either
The US Occupy Movement - Since the Eviction from the Squares
Protest Against Latest U.S. Meddling
FOIA Request Results for LVIMC
black activista, white racists meet to discuss civil rights
More Local News...
Pacifica voting in secret with no accountability? Is this part of KPFK ?
Flashback to 2003: "Major combat in Iraq is over, U.S. warns rogue Syria"
Supreme Court Hears Argentina Predatory Hedge Fund Discovery Case
The Shortwave Report 04/18/14 Listen Globally!
Four-Party Agreement on Ukraine
An Event for All Musicians... and Bring Your Dad for FREE!
LION ARK ROARS AND THE AUDIENCE PURRS: RESCUE DOCUMENTARY PICKS UP SIXTH AWARD
Ukraine on the Brink
More NATO Forces for Eastern Europe
Obama Heads for War in Ukraine
Israel Seeks Regional Anti-Iranian Alliance
Duplicitous Human Rights Misinformation on Ukraine
The Augean Stables Of US Justice From Prosecutors To Supreme Court
Paraphysique des droites
Public Relations - Propaganda as an Economic Branch
Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole
Navi Pillay: US Imperial Tool
The Neoliberal Model: Profits without Investments
Celebrate the RH victory in the Philippines, continue the struggle
We're All Ukrainians Now
Israeli State Terrorism
ARE WE READY FOR THIS? ""The Pin Up"" An Erotic Reality Show by LA Artist, David Goldner.
What Ukraine Propaganda Looks Like
Ukrainians Denied Democracy
Palestinian Children's Day 2014
More Breaking News...