I see “$10M CASH” of “federal taxpayer dollar purchased productions” I don’t see a big mess, I don’t see “Surplus”
Money Laundering was the first thought that came to my mind, when I read and watched ABC 7 News report.
This is from ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes who first reported this Thursday January 13, 2022 at 6:12 P.M.
“We don’t want anybody to take this and put it on eBay because that’s in essence money laundering, you’re taking federal taxpayer dollar purchased productions and you’re turning it into cash for you,” Brown said, continuing, “We’re not going to allow that, but what we do want to do is get this into the hands of any organization that serves the community. If you’re out there serving the homeless or doing a food kitchen or a shelter, if you’re treating patients, any of that.”
Who in San Mateo County Government gave James Brown the $10,000,000 of PPE aka federal taxpayer dollar purchased productions?
This action happened before January 13, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. When Wine Country Marines Facebook page said
Large Donation of PPE Updated: 2 days ago
The Wine Country Marines are excited to announce a partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management. Specifically, the County DEM has graciously donated to the Wine Country Marines a very large supply of excess inventory of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they were provided by FEMA, to be shared with the community at large.
So James Brown (whoever he is) announced San Mateo County Graciously Donated to the (Wine Country Marines) whoever they are the $10,000,000.00 of PPE. 12 minutes before Dan Noyes reported the story.
Yesterday the Superior Court of California San Mateo County provided live stream coverage of the Scott Peterson re sentencing hearing in courtroom 2M. It was on the Courts YouTube channel
That is exactly 16 days after the Hon. Judge Leland Davis III issued this New Policy: Updated 11/22/21 – The listen-only public access lines are no longer in effect; proceedings are open to the public to attend in person.
So the Public not only got to listen to a hearing in San Mateo County but also got to watch the entire hearing.
x San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez 7 year Criminal Case is in this same Courthouse next Monday December 13, 2021. Will Hon. Judge Leland Davis III allow it to be viewed by the Public on the Courts YouTube channel like he did the Scott Peterson Hearing? If Not, Why?
The Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case is most likely the reason for the Public Access lines no longer in effect in San Mateo County. Hon. Judge Joseph Scott has refused to recuse himself.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 22, 2021 Public Access Policy to Superior Court of California San Mateo County.
The listen-only public access lines are no longer in effect; proceedings are open to the public to attend in person.
Updated 11/22/21 – The listen-only public access lines are no longer in effect; proceedings are open to the public to attend in person.
San Mateo County Superior Court is committed to continuing public access to court proceedings during and after the pandemic emergency. Due to COVID-19 and public health concerns, the Court has shifted to convene some court proceedings remotely in order to eliminate the need for individuals to attend hearings in person. This is to reduce the number of visits by the public to the courthouses, thereby minimizing potential infection of the public and staff.
At this time, members of the public may attend a court proceeding in person. The Court is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for our staff and the public. Each courtroom can accommodate a different number of seats in the audience. You will need to check-in with the bailiff when you enter the courtroom. The bailiff will inform you as to whether or not there is an available seat, or if capacity has been reached. If capacity has been reached, you may remain outside the courtroom until someone leaves. Face coverings are required at all times inside the courthouse.
Zoom may not be used for public access without the approval of the judicial officer.
San Mateo County News.com first reported this Important Change in Policy on November 24, 2021.
Thank You, to the Los Angeles Times for following up on the complaint of Commissioner Catherine Baker. I think it’s fair to say that inquiry caused the Attorney Generals Office to get involved. Time for an AUDIT of the FPPC complaints. The FPPC had the complaint for 7 months and Never Investigated it.
The Complaint was filed in April 29, 2021 with FPPC Enforcement Division. LATIMES November 12, 2021 Requested information about the Investigation. November 12, 2021 FPDC Enforcement Division recused itself.
LATIMES Article November 23, 2021
Watchdog complaint hidden for months Case against member of state Fair Political Practices Commission was filed in April. STATE ATTY GEN. Rob Bonta has been asked to assume control of the inquiry into Catharine Baker, a member of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press) By John Myers SACRAMENTO — A campaign finance investigation against a top official at California’s political watchdog agency sat in limbo and hidden from public view for months, raising questions about whether the government organization holds its own members to the same standard as candidates and campaigns across the state. The complaint against Catharine Baker, a member of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and former Republican legislator, was filed in April with the agency’s enforcement division. On Nov. 12 — the same day The Times requested information regarding the case — the FPPC enforcement division recused itself from the investigation and asked state Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta to assume control. “I’m very surprised by this,” said Bob Stern, former FPPC general counsel. “The question then becomes, what other cases are they not disclosing? Is this one bad example or typical of how they are operating?” Commission Chairman Richard Miadich said he instructed staff members months ago to move the case to the attorney general and provided a copy of an email dated April 29 confirming that directive. But he said he didn’t know why the transfer of the case didn’t happen until just a few days ago. “We have never had a situation where a sitting commissioner has had a complaint filed against them,” Miadich said Monday. “We needed some time to do our homework.” A statement from Bonta’s office confirmed receipt of the documents but offered no other details. Baker was appointed to the commission in December, one of five members who oversee the implementation and enforcement of California campaign finance laws. She served in the state Assembly from 2014 to 2018 representing portions of the eastern Bay Area and disputes the allegations contained in the anonymous complaint, submitted through the FPPC’s online system in April. “The anonymous complaint is incorrect, both on the facts and on the law,” Baker said in a phone interview. At issue is whether she failed to properly file paperwork related to a possible 2030 campaign for the Assembly and whether additional disclosure of donors was required when transferring $125,000 in leftover funds from her 2018 campaign committee to an account for a possible future campaign. “Our filings were complete and accurate and filed on time with the advice of legal counsel to ensure full compliance,” she said. Complaints made against political candidates and campaigns are reviewed by the state commission’s enforcement staff. If an investigation is launched, FPPC officials inform the parties in question and disclose the inquiry in an online system the public can access. But after the staff examination into Baker’s activity began, the information was not displayed in the online database. Miadich told The Times that the agency’s “transparency portal” is designed to provide information on cases under the commission’s jurisdiction and that, in this case, the information being gathered by FPPC staff members didn’t fall under that category. “At no point were we actively investigating this complaint,” he said. On Nov. 12, The Times asked the commission’s press office whether an investigation into Baker was underway and, if so, the status of the inquiry. That same day, Chief Enforcement Officer Angela Brereton sent a letter to Bonta asking his department to take over the case. “Because Commissioner Baker is currently in office, the Commission is recusing itself from this matter,” Brereton wrote, also noting that FPPC staff members “have not made any determination” on whether Baker had violated state campaign finance regulations. Miadich said Monday that Brereton could have made clear that plans to transfer the case had been in the works for some time. “I think it would have been helpful for her to contextualize that letter,” he said. Stern, a co-author of California’s landmark Political Reform Act, said that the commission’s actions could be perceived to some as giving Baker special consideration and that FPPC investigators should have quickly handed the case over to Bonta. “It’s all appearances,” he said. “You don’t want to be investigating your own agency, particularly commissioners.”
San Mateo County President of the Board of Supervisors David Canepa aka “Showboater” knows a great opportunity to Fund Raise when he sees one. Today he is holding his official Kickoff Campaign for Congress. He might as well, he has done nothing to make San Mateo County Safer or to Eliminate Corruption in San Mateo County that I am aware of.
Most recently in the (retired) San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez criminal case which has been going on for 7 years, Superior Court Judge Joseph Scott, Court Clerk Katrina Bihl, and Court Reporter Jocelyne Fakouri, Conspired to commit a crime, then did commit the crime of PC115A filing a False Instrument with the court which by itself is a Felony. All three made false statements under the penalty of Perjury. David Canepa thinks that is cool. I don’t.
A reasonable person would think the President of the Board of Supervisors would be Interested in making San Mateo County Safer for the ordinary resident, Nobody is Above the law, etc. Not David Canepa. Over the the last 7 years I have reported the Illegal conduct against Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez, by multiple San Mateo County Employees, I can’t recall a single time that David Canepa showed any interest.
When Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P. San Mateo County’s George Floyd, was killed by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and his Public Information Officer Immediately issued two False Press Releases both omitting the sixth very involved CSO Joseph Gonzales. David Canepa approved of that behavior.
I took the above video, I drove up from Monterey County to attend that meeting I had every intention of speaking on behalf of Chinedu V. Okobi and his family. I sat in the front row next to SMCSO Deputy Heintz Puschendorf the entire meeting, after listening to all of the speakers and watching Supervisor David Canepa refusing to pay any attention to all of the speakers, He wouldn’t even look at them, I chose not to speak.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League Embezzlement and Money Laundering Investigation Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, SMCSO Captain Christina Corpus and SMCSO ret. Captain Jeffrey C. Kearnan and Supervisor President David Canepa all thought it was a Great Idea for the Sheriff’s Office to Investigate Itself. A reasonable person would know that is NUTS.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier announced this week she will not run for re-election.
In 2008 she demanded the Board of Supervisors Investigate the April 21, 2007, FBI Sting called Operation Dollhouse where Under Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos was Caught and Detained Inside a single family residence located at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:30 PM. To this day 14 years later nobody has asked Carlos G. Bolanos why he entered that disgusting smelling home.
It was either to have sex with Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a minor or a more logical reason is it was a Drug Deal of 3,500 Ecstasy Tablets for $25,000 Cash.
San Mateo County President of the Board of Supervisors David Canepa has never wanted to know the answer and he has been fine with now Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos lying about it for 14 years.
I think Supervisor President David Canepa should resign from the Board effective today so that he and his TEAM can devote FULL TIME and effort into something he is really passionate about, which is Fund Raising and promoting himself. I wish him the best.
Is David Silberman Nuts, No, simply dishonest and his job is to protect the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Of course there is a DISPUTE, there is NO EVIDENCE provided to prove when Deputy Dominguez turned his Body Worn Camera on and off.
That’s why the AXON LOG RECORDS have not been made public, they will provide the Factual Evidence.
This is just one of the many examples of why I say San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman should be Fired.
“I think I should begin by noting that there is no current factual dispute based on evidence about when Deputy Dominguez turned his camera on and off.” This can be found on Page 11
Half Moon Bay Resident David Eblovi was forced to sue San Mateo County this week because his elected Officials and 2 City Managers didn’t chose too, That is a story all by itself, more on that later.
Sandra Lee Harman R.I.P. was killed on May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay, California, she was shot at 14 times with hollow point bullets, 8 of the bullets struck her body, 3 fatal shots to her BACK, she was shot at while unarmed, with her hands above her head, Three shell casings were moved and relocated at the crime scene.
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos informed San Mateo County that SMCSO Deputy David Dominguez’s Body Worn Camera was turned off at the time he fired 11 shots killing Sandra Lee Harman.
Has Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos ever lied to the public before, Yes of course he has, Everybody and their mother knows that.
Very few Citizens have taken the time to Investigate and ask What is the TRUTH about the Homicide by Sheriff Employees of Sandra Lee Harman.
I can tell you David Eblovi is one of the few who did.
San Mateo County Residents should say Thank You, David Eblovi.
I’ve always questioned why she resigned from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2020. At that time there was simply a corrupt Investigation by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the A.G. Office which should have been conducting it’s own Investigation.
San Mateo County News.com was the first News and Information service to report that Barbara Bonilla was on Administrative Leave as Executive Director of the Sheriff Activities League (SAL).
Barbara Bonilla was charged by the State of California Attorney Generals Office with seven Felony counts. Why?
Let me remind the readers that “Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.” the same goes for Criminal Charges, Just because somebody is Criminally Charged doesn’t mean they are guilty. Look no further than Sheriff Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez case NF433910A. His Criminal case has been going on for seven years, He hasn’t been convicted off one single crime.
In the Bonilla case she choose not to have a preliminary hearing, which means no evidence/witnesses like SMCSO Captain Christina Corpus, xSMCSO Jeffrey C. Kearnan, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, or Gigi Harrington testified. Therefore the public has no idea why the charges were brought in the first place.
On September 15, 2021 the State of California Attorney Generals Office offered Barbara Bonilla a plea deal where they would dismiss six of the Seven Felony Charges, No Jail Time, Probation, if she plead no contest to one Felony and paid $13,706.00 to the Sheriff Activities League, and completed 170 hours of public service.
Yesterday November 8, 2021, 54 days later the Honorable Judge Susan Greenberg granted a motion for Modification of Sentencing. The single Felony conviction has been reduced to a Misdemeanor, which can be expunged from the records in the near future.
Recap: Seven Felony Counts to One Misdemeanor in less than 1 year, that is pretty fast to disappear a case.
The People vs. Zain Jaffer case was done in less time.
How much money did San Mateo County Taxpayers invest in the Investigation, and State of California Taxpayers, for $13,706.00
That amount could have been prepaid debit cards from Target in San Mateo County Sheriff Patrol Vehicles or desk drawers.
Who benefited the most by getting Barbara Bonilla out of the Picture?
At this very moment there are only two Candidates for San Mateo County Sheriff in the June 2022 Election. Bolanos and Corpus.
Questions about Mentoring?
Has Sheriff’s Captain Christina Corpus been the beneficiary of mentoring, at the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department? Might she even be characterized as a product of such a practice? First, as a Correctional Officer, had she been individually mentored by Officer Robert Introcaso, Deputy Maurice Spiller, and Deputy Allen Dorsett, respectfully? If so, did she find such mentoring beneficial and had it not furthered her career, within the organization? Was such mentoring afforded to Christina’s peers? Was it a practice, at the Sheriff’s Department?
To find out, this reporter had filed a request with Bolanos, under the California Public Records Act, to learn about the Sheriff’s Department Mentoring Program, in general, and as it applied to Corpus, in particular. To date, there has been no response.
Later, if such mentoring had occurred, hadn’t then Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos not decided to personally join in it, to mentor Christina -this out of an organization of over six-hundred persons? Hadn’t Christina been the only person given such attention by Bolanos? If true, couldn’t one say, at that point, Christina had been serially mentored?
Certainly, Corpus’ meteoric rise, in both rank and coveted assignments, incident to Carlos’ mentoring sessions, did not go unnoticed by other Sheriff’s Department personnel, with some questioning her performance and lack of experience, within the organization.
An example would be, while assigned to Countywide Security, it had become necessary for sheriff’s detectives, apparently at the direction of Bolanos, to assist her, in handling incidents, in performing, a practice not afforded other persons, under similar circumstances.
While Christina had been assigned as a board member to Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL), significant monies had allegedly been serially embezzled by a sheriff’s employee -SAL Director Barbara Bonilla. Did Corpus exercise adequate oversight, diligence, attention to her duties & responsibilities, as a Board Member, while such outrageous thefts were occurring? Had she taken the job seriously? These are questions which need to be answered, should she be truly considered for Sheriff.
Would Sheriff Bolanos promote and assign Christina Corpus for reasons other than merit? Did he promote and assign her, based upon performance? These are questions which bear asking?
Should Sheriff Bolanos’ past judgement & behavior be considered, in answering these questions? In 2007, he was involved in, what was known as, Operation Dollhouse, an event in which he had been detained by the FBI & Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, at a human trafficking site – a seedy residence, in Clark County, Nevada, where indentured Asian sex slaves, to include one minor, and the illegal drug Ecstasy were being marketed.
Bolanos has been very dismissive of the event, acting as if his presence, INSIDE such an establishment, was no big deal. Even San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe was found to console Bolanos, following the event, describing him, in a county e-mail, as a person that mattered and lamenting press coverage of it would soon be yesterday’s news. This begs the question, are such mentoring practices, in the County, limited to just the Sheriff’s Department? Perhaps, DA Wagstaffe would know, as he is apparently so insightful about such questionable matters?
Corpus, in her quest for Sheriff, has called for more transparency, at the Sheriff’s Department. I agree and would ask that she answer and comment upon the foregoing described questions. I think other sheriff’s employees, ones who have not been afforded or taken advantage of the mentoring opportunities, at the Sheriff’s Department, deserve to know.
Further, an objective measure of experience and performance, to assess Corpus’ qualifications for her current position, much less the Sheriff, would be:
How many arrests has she personally made, while employed at the Sheriff’s Department?
How many crime reports has she personally authored, while employed at the Sheriff’s Department?
How many cases was she personally assigned to investigate, while employed at the Sheriff’s Department?
How many crimes has she personally solved, while employed at the Sheriff’s Department?
This information, the number of cases, case numbers, and dispositions, are readily available from the Sheriff’s Department’s computerized Records Management System. If Captain Corpus wants to be sheriff and Sheriff Bolanos wants to be transparent, in his decisions to promote and assign her, I think it would be in everyone’s interest, to put those numbers out, this so the public can judge her experience and performance for themselves. Wouldn’t it provide insight, as to whether she’s just an empty suit, a person promoted because of mollycoddling & mentoring, or an individual of substance, one who can be expected and counted upon to deliver results.
Where are the San Mateo County residents/voters expected to get truthful information about the candidates. Here is just one example. In the 2018 Election Candidate for Sheriff Mark Melville, told Jon Mays the his boss Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos was a LIAR. Jon Mays never printed that little fact. Why?
Jon Mays took it a step further with his endorsement of Carlos Bolanos saying “We believe him” and a “later report” which does not exist.
The simple truth is Carlos G. Bolanos was inside the single family residence located at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas Nevada, April 21, 2007 at 9:30 PM with Sheriff Greg Munks. Sources: LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell and LVMPD Vice Lt. Karen Hughes both said so.
Simple Questions, Who else was involved? Did you recover the $232.084.51? Why did you think it was OK to Investigate this in the first place?
San Mateo County has three candidates for Sheriff in the next Election of 2022. I didn’t mention Mark D. Melville in the title because he fully understands the topic of Conflict of Interest.
I am confident the other two also understand the topic, the difference is they don’t care, they both chose to be involved in the Criminal Investigation of the San Mateo County Sheriff Activities League (SAL) Embezzlement & Money Laundering case.
Here is what we do know from Captain Jeffrey C, Kearnan, “per Gigi, SAL has Never been Audited.” That is a Bad Thing, and “We can not account for $232,084.51.”
We also know that the Sheriff’s Office knew from May 11, 2020 that more people were involved than just Barbara Bonilla.
To Captain Christina Corpus and Captain Jeffrey C. Kearnan Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:28 AM Subject: Re: Target Gift Cards Thanks Christina. Now this is more than just BB ordering her staff around. This is mismanagement of cash – and now it is not just BB.
San Mateo County Residents should say Thank You to John Charles Ullom for all of his work on this.