Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SCANDALOUS: Ziman/Wetherly Attorney William Jackson Is ALSO Chairman of Community Redevelopment Agency (HELL NO!)

This little name/piece of the corruption puzzle is a very critical straw that Zuma Dogg feels is going to be the BIG ONE!!! Remember this post. Remember this name: William H. Jackson of the CRA and Wetherly Capital's lead attorney and mess getter-outter. OH, is this going to be a shady-fest. The G-force is gonna be intense!

If there is one agency that has caused me more stress and strife as an activist it's the CRA, which I call "Community Robbing A-holes," although the "A" really stands for agency. How fitting that the shadiest agency in the county, part of the Grand Ave Project debacle and an evil, evil agency (trust me) that the Chairman of the CRA also happens to be Richard Ziman's Wetherly Capital LONG TIME attorney, and goes way back with Wetherly's c0-founding, co-manager (and Dan Weinstein's co-managing partner) Vicky Shiff, if I remember correctly, that pre-dates Wetherly.

AND, my inside source on a lot of this Wetherly pension scandal has sent me more than one memo on William. AND NOW, Zuma's other big source on this story (author of "Richard Ziman - Placement Godfather") seems to think we should be looking into L.A.'s own "Slick Willie."

MY TWO BIGGEST SOURCES ON THIS STORY DO NOT BOTH, INDEPENDENTLY, PUSH ZUMA DOGG TO THE SAME PERSON, WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO GET TO THE ROOT OF EVIL CORRUPTION!

(This post should make my friend Jose Aguliar quite happy!)

WILLIAM H. JACKSON III, ESQ. – A SIMPLE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY DOING HIS CIVIC DUTY OR A GEAR IN DICK ZIMAN'S –OOPS, I MEAN WETHERLY'S CORRUPTION MACHINE?

by LA Daily Blog Reader


William H. Jackson , Chairman
William Jackson was appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and approved by the Los Angeles City Council on October 12, 2005. Mr. Jackson is Chairman of the CRA/LA.



If one goes onto the Pircher, Nichols & Meeks website and looks at the profile of William H. Jackson III one will discover that Mr. Jackson went to Stanford Undergraduate, where he received his bachelors in economics, and then continued his education at Stanford Law School. One will also learn that Mr. Jackson has had some major civic roles in Los Angeles, including being the former President of the Board of Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System and the current Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles' Community Redevelopment Agency. Further reading of Mr. Jackson's own profile states that his practice areas include representation of commercial real estate joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and financing. Mr. Jackson makes a special note that his practice areas also include real estate development and the formation of private real estate funds.

One would think that a person that puts funds together for a living and represents clients in development of real estate would have conflict after conflict sitting on the board of a Los Angeles public pension plan or sitting on the board of the community redevelopment agency. This conflict is further questioned when one realizes that Jackson does a lot of legal work for –yes you guessed it- Wetherly Capital and BIG DICK ZIMAN's real estate fund AVP, and previously, Jackson did legal work for Ziman's Arden Realty. In reality, it was none other than Dick Ziman and Dan Weinstein that used their political clout to get their puppet, Jackson, appointed to these prestigious and powerful boards.

Jackson has been, and continues to do, the bidding of his masters, Weinstein and Ziman. The authorities must look into the work that the CRA has done. Has Jackson used his political appointments to inappropriately assist Ziman/Wetherly/Weinstein clients? Did Jackson improperly steer public pension funds to Wetherly clients. One must only imagine the amount of money Ziman/Wetherly/Weinstein made by controlling these two boards.

Is it a mere coincidence? The former chair of LAF&P was on the Ziman/Wetherly/Weinstein payroll and that Sean Harrigan, the most recent chair of LAF&P (recently forced to resign), was also on the Ziman/Wetherly/Weinstein payroll? I think not!!

Let's get to the root of the issues. Again, Ziman is the Godfather of Los Angeles corruption.


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