First of all, hello, I hope, to California Attorney General Jerry Brown whose office I contacted and notified of inside information that is being posted all over this http://LADailyBlog.com.
In a moment, I will post about City Attorney Candidate Jack Weiss and REASON #1 WHY YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR HIM THIS TUESDAY MAY 19th in the city attorney election -- and now, MUST VOTE FOR CARMEN TRUTANICH!
But to warm you up, here's REASON #2, a FOX 11 News report by John Schwada.)
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Jack Weiss' FELONY FUNDRAISER
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And now, on American Top 40, I'm Casey Kasem. And comin' in at #1 on the charts, here's why Jack Weiss should not be City Attorney. (Wipes emotional "long distance dedication tear as voice slightly quivers.) I'm Casey Kasem:
L.A. City Attorney Candidate JACK WEISS TIED to GUILTY Weatherly Capital FEDERAL Verdict!
The press is missing the boat on the incestuous relationship between Wetherly Capital, DAV Wetherly, Dan Weinstein, Vicky Schiff, Richard Ziman, Peter Borges, Rexford Industrial, American Value Partners (AVP), and Arden Realty.
Wetherly Capital and its owners Weinstein, Schiff, Borges, and Ziman are deeply embroiled in the New York, New Mexico, Los Angeles, and possibly nationwide (Connecticut and others) pension fund scandal involving placement agents.
The New York and Federal indictments state that Wetherly shared placement fees with indicted Hank Morris around the country including, New Mexico, California, and Los Angeles.
And now, yesterday, Julio Ramirez has plead guilty to charges that NY Attorney Genral Cuomo says includes two illegal "money laundering" transactions involving Wethery Capital and names Dan Weinstein, again all of this tying to the Hank Morris arrest.
Ramirez is going to co-operate in this Federal investigation, and it's going to get ugly when he starts talking and everyone is throwing dirt everyone else's way to cover their own asses.
Some people I talk to, because I value their "take" on all of this DO BELIEVE THIS WILL WORK IT'S WAY ALL THE WAY UP TO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE. (And maybe even the mayor himself.) All over the exact shady "commissioner appointments" that Zuma Dogg has been blasting about for one solid year; and was sure to spend a minutes worth of time during my three minute mayoral TV spot for Channel 35, when NO ONE IN THE CITY WAS SCREAMING ABOUT THE PENSION COMMISSIONERS, EXCEPT ZUMA DOGG!
And I screamed it over, and over and over and over, on the record, before city council and on TV 35; along with massive blogging.
In addition, when I did an article for LA Weekly regarding the Grand Avenue Project, I saw that LACERS pension money was invested in the project.
I had never hear of LACERS and didn't know anything about city employee pension funds, but when I found out it was public money for people's retirements; and I knew what I believed to be a LEMON of a project (Grand Ave Project) that would never get off the ground, and was MUCH TOO RISKY OF AN INVESTMENT FOR WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE INVESTMENT GRADE INVESTMENTS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MONEY IN THE CITY.
I blogged and commented before council, until for whatever reason (either because they came to their own conclusions about the project; or because ZD MADE them aware (and "EXPOSED IT" as Schwarzenegger told me to keep doing, yesterday when we met, briefly, yet effectively, in person, yesterday, where I personally told him, face to face that this whole pension scandal will tie to Wetherly and that Dan Weinstein is in big trouble.
Later that evening, after blogging about Julio Ramirez over the previous 24 hours, and after my face to face discussion with the Governor about it, he pleads "guilty" to security exchange fraud tied to Wetherly Capital and two transactions that the NY Attorney General call, "money laundering."
And Wetherly Capital's head honcho/shot caller/Godfather, whatever you want to call the main financial backer who calls the shots at the top, RICHARD ZIMAN, held a campaign fundraiser for CITY ATTORNEY CANDIDATE JACK WEISS...AT ZIMAN'S HOME...ALSO HOSTED BY DAN WEINSTEIN!!!
The same fundraiser that Villaraigosa's pension board appointee resigned over!!!
And that was the third Villaraigosa commissioner to step down following the resignations of Sean Harrigan and Elliott Broidy on the heels of the SEC inquiry into the two.
And now, Wetherly's former pension fund "front man" for Dan Goldstein (see LA Daily Blog) Jose Ramirez pleads GUILTY to charges involving Wetherly.
AND THE "GODFATHER" OF WETHERLY, RICHARD ZIMAN HAS A FUNDRAISER AT HIS HOUSE FOR JACK WEISS WITH A PENSION COMMISSIONER AS WETHERLY CAPITAL IS ABOUT TO ALL COME TUMBLING DOWN IN A FEDERAL SWEEP THAT WILL BE THE BIGGEST THING WE'VE SEEN SINCE WATERGATE!!!
And they are backing Jack Weiss???
And Villaraigosa is behind Jack Weiss as his campaign backer, with all the same campaign staff, and all the help from Villar's pension commissioners and Wetherly Capital...ALL PUSHING FOR JACK WEISS???
Now I know there are a lot of important issues in the City and a lot of things to consider when choosing a City Attorney candidate.
But as many of you know, there is even much more regarding Jack Weiss and his choice of cronies throwing fundraisers for his campaign. (See Fox 11 News website for story on Jack Weiss fundraiser held by a white collar crime felon.)
HE'S RUNNING FOR CITY ATTORNEY!
So I am here to say, not to be a one issue guy, but this is an issue that absolutely OVERWHELMS me when thinking about the City Attorney election next week, Tuesday May 19th.
How can you elect a City Attorney whose main campaign backers are felons, Wetherly Capital folks (who are now tied to Ramirez and his arrest, and now it's ALL going to come tumbling down), and they were all probably pushing for Jack so hard, because they needed him in there to cover the tracks because they are headed to City Hall and the mayor's office, from what I am told.
It depends how deep they decided to probe. But spidey senses say, "yes" to "mayor's office."
THAT'S IT REALLY FOR ME. I know there are other issues other people consider, but I PERSONALLY BELIEVE, and anyone who knows me or reads this blog or works at a radio station knows that I feel this pension scandal (now called "pensiongate") is again, an OVERWHELMING issue when you look at what is wrong with the city.
THIS IS THE ISSUE THAT WILL CAUSE THE CITY TO FALL INTO BANKRUPTCY, SOONER THAN LATER...YOU MARK MY WORDS!!! And it's over the $7 billion loss of pension money on Wall Street, in the hands of these pension commissioners, appointed and re-appointed by Villaragiosa that is a bigger problem than the Neighborhood Council budget or ANY OTHER SINGLE ISSUE YOU CAN THINK OF!
THE CITY LOST $7 BILLION IN PENSION MONEY IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE NOW BEING CALLED "MONEY LAUNDERERS" WHO INVESTED IN "SHILL" COMPANIES!
AND THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES IS NOW ON THE HOOK FOR THIS MONEY AND IN 2013, CITY OFFICIALS INFORMED COUNCIL THAT 56% OF EVERY DOLLAR WILL BE GOING TO BAIL OUT THE PENSION FUND.
I have known City Attorney Candidate Carmen Trutanich since the day he started making the rounds in the community during the first election (this Tuesday is the run-off election between Jack Weiss and Trutanich).
And I like Carmen a lot. I like the way he explains his vision for the city attorney's office...what the problems are with the current office; what kind of City Attorney he would be, and I really LOVED IT!
I have to remember back to those inital conversations that were so refreshing and really knocked me out (Nuch is a boxer, anyway), so much so that I took him around to some of the neighborhood meetings, introduced him to all my CD 14 activist friends, all the SLAP people, the DWP meetings, I posted YouTubes, spoke on TV 35 about Nuch...and it's been a long time...seems like a LIFETIME ago since we recorded those videos at the Casa Princesa.
And I'd like to add in all objectivity (pulling out my Deming 14 point notes from the seminar I attended in 1990): We really have no idea what kind of city attorney EITHER candidate would be, in the day to day realities of the job.
We can merely make "predictions" based on what we hear and what we know from previous performance.
BUT ALL I KNOW...AS BIG ZD, ZUMA DOGG, SPENDING THREE YEARS ATTENDING THESE COUNCIL MEETINGS; scanning agenda; listening to insiders; and REALLY looking at the BIG LEVEL corruption that is the ROOT of all of the day-to-day (now) "small potato' problems Zuma Dogg and others have been griping about...
THIS PENSION SCANDAL IS IT...AND NOW IT TIES TO THE CITY ATTORNEY CANDIDATE IN A WAY THAT IS SO STRONG...
I AM NOW GOING ONE STEP FURTHER;
AND NOT JUST "INFORMING" YOU ABOUT CARMEN "NUCH" TRUTANICH;
BUT AS AN ACTIVIST WHO CARES ABOUT THE CITY AS A WHOLE; AND TAKING THE BIGGEST BITE OUT OF CRIME (CORRUPTION) POSSIBLE...
I AM BEGGING YOU...
TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO REMEMBER TO VOTE THIS TUESDAY MAY 19th FOR CARMEN TRUTANICH.
Just tell 'em to to look for "True" as in "Trutanich." (They'll remember.)
DONATE TO TRUTANICH NOW! THAT'S RIGHT, Zuma Dogg is actually asking you to donate to SOMEONE else, other than Zuma Dogg. That is how unprecidented and mind-boggling of a bamboozlement this whole situation is, in my opinion.