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San Mateo County Sheriff Activity League

By Michael G. Stogner

You will recall that San Mateo County News.com was the first News & Information site to report the SAL Executive Director Barbara Bonilla was on Administrative Leave.

San Mateo County News Article Feb. 28, 2020

There was a Criminal Investigation of Embezzlement and Money Laundering that involved more people than just Barbara Bonilla.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe recused his office because of the obvious Conflict of Interest. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office took a different approach. San Mateo County Sheriff Lieutenant Michael Leishman was instrumental in the SO Investigating itself and steering the results to just one person, that was Barbara Bonilla.

Lt. Michael Leishman is back in the NEWS this last week, He led a small gang to Indiana to RAID a small business owner who makes the Batmobile. How many laws were broken and how many San Mateo County Employees were involved is this criminal act?

Lt. Michael Leishman is the Big Guy in the flannel shirt.

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The Wine Country Marines are excited to announce a partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com is also requesting the Partnership Agreement mentioned above.

January 12, 2022 San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management DEM Director Daniel Belville who works directly for Mike Callagy communicated with James Brown President of Wine Country Marines out of Sonoma. The next day January 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM the WCM posted on their Facebook page:

WINECOUNTRYMARINES.ORG
Large Donation of PPE
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 p…

PPE Donation to Community Organizations
Time & Location
Jan 25, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
San Mateo, California

On January 17, 2022 I requested a copy of the Document for Donation of $10M PPE to Wine Country Marines James Brown.

From: Michael Stogner michaelgstogner@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:55 AM
To: Michelle Durand mdurand@smcgov.org
Subject: Document for Donation of $10M PPE to Wine Country Marines James Brown
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of San Mateo County. Unless you recognize the sender’s email address and know the content is
safe, do not click links, open attachments or reply.

Hello Michelle,
I hope things are going well for you.
Could you please send me a copy of the Donation agreement to Wine County Marines, James Brown mentioned on his Facebook page January 13, 2022 6:00 PM
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.

Thank You, Stay Safe
Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County News.com


Caiti Busch <cbusch@smcgov.org>

To: Michael Stogner

Cc: Jennifer Stalzer

Thu, Apr 14 at 5:02 PM

Mr. Stogner, 

There was no written agreement between the County and Wine Country Marines that predates the January 27, 2022 agreement I produced to you.  There was no written agreement prior to January 13, 2022 at 6PM, and there is no separate Financial Agreement.  Because Mr. Brown is not a County employee, I cannot know what he meant in his blog post, but as far as we are aware, he was not referring to a written record.

Thank you,

Caiti

Caiti T. Busch

Deputy County Attorney

(she/her/hers)

cbusch@smcgov.org

650-363-4768

The reason I asked for this document is simple, every time someone gives me more than $10,000,000 of something I like to have some kind written verification, proof, evidence etc that I in fact do have the authority to distribute this PPE which was paid for with FEMA money.

It took San Mateo County Government 90 days to say the truth.

There was no written agreement between the County and Wine Country Marines on or before January 13, 2022.

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Alex Tourk, Mike Callagy, Michelle Durand lied about the $10,000,000.00 of PPE. So what?

By Michael G. Stogner

That is not earth shattering News for San Mateo County Residents, SMC has a long History of Sheriff and UnderSheriff lying to the residents in public press releases, April 2007 is just one little example. SMC has Sheriff Sergeants and other Sheriff employees committing Felony crimes PC115(a) and even Perjury in the Courts. The Rachel Amanda Quintana case of Half Moon Bay and SMCSO Sergeant Mike Otte committing Perjury is just one example.

What date and time did San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy hire Alex Tourk for $15,000.00 per month to create and distribute a lie to the 760,000 residents of the County?

Mike Callagy should pay for Alex Tourk’s work out of his own pocket.

ABC7 I-TEAM Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes and James Brown President of the Wine Country Marines both made Public Announcements on January 13, 2022 about the PPE, San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management generous donation of the large amount of PPE that was to be distributed by WCM on January 25, 2022.

Dan Noyes accurately reported on January 13, 2022 that the value was more than $10,000,000.00

Dan Noyes accurately reported on January 30, 2022 the “Blatant Lie” from SMC Government Officials.

San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy on January 13, 2022 said “He did not know the value.”

This is where Alex Tourk, Principal of Ground Floor Public Affairs comes in the picture.

Less than 24 hours after SMC Manager Mike Callagy said he didn’t know the value, a PR piece is mass distributed on a bunch of Bot media news sites regurgitating the exact same B.S..

Here is what Alex Tourk, Mike Callagy and Michelle Durand put out to the residents at 3:30PM 1/14/22

“The estimated value of the supplies based on the original purchase prices is $7 million.”

Today’s Google search: Mike Callagy $7M PPE Here are the results of just the 1st page notice the names of these News sites. That is what a PR firm does.

$7M in PPE purchased by San Mateo County left out in rain

https://climaterwc.com › 2022/01/14 › 7m-in-ppe-purc…

Jan 14, 2022 — San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy said there will be an investigation into how an estimated $7 million worth of surplus safety equipment …

San Mateo County’s $7M in PPE Left Outside, Damaged by Rain

https://www.nbcbayarea.com › news › coronavirus › sa…

Jan 15, 2022 — The boxes should have been brought back indoors once the event was over, according to Friday’s statement from County Manager Mike Callagy. “It …

$7M in PPE damaged after being left outside for months by …

https://thehill.com › homenews › state-watch › 589884-…

Jan 15, 2022 — Nearly $7 million of personal protective equipment purchased by a … to avoid future incidents,” County Manager Mike Callagy wrote.

Storms hit $7M in covid supplies left outside – The Arkansas …

https://www.arkansasonline.com › news › jan

Jan 16, 2022 — About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and … according to Friday’s statement from County Manager Mike Callagy.

County’s $7M in PPE left outside, damaged by … – Yahoo News

https://www.yahoo.com › now › countys-7m-ppe-left-o…

About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, … according to Friday’s statement from County Manager Mike Callagy.

$7M Of PPE Purchased By San Mateo County Damaged By …

https://patch.com › california › 7m-ppe-purchased-san-…

Jan 14, 2022 — But the items were not returned inside following the event. “It clearly is a mistake by the county,” County Manager Mike Callagy said to ABC7. ” …

$7M in PPE damaged after left in rain in California – UPI.com

https://www.upi.com › Top_News › 2022/01/15 › 7-mi…

Jan 15, 2022 — A surplus of personal protective equipment worth $7 million was left outside … San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy said in a statement.

Emails obtained by I-Team reveal ‘blatant lie’ from San Mateo …

https://abc7news.com › ppe-equipment-san-mateo-coun…

10 hours ago — Mike Callagy told the Board of Supervisors on January 25, “We know that approximately seven million dollars’ worth of protective equipment …

California County’s $7M in PPE Damaged by Rain – Industrial …

https://www.ien.com › safety › news › california-count…

Jan 17, 2022 — The boxes should have been brought back indoors once the event was over, according to Friday’s statement from County Manager Mike Callagy.

County’s $7M in PPE left outside, damaged by California rain

https://www.registercitizen.com › news › article › Count…

(AP) — About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective. … once the event was over, according to Friday’s statement from County Manager Mike Callagy.

San Mateo County Residents might recall seeing that exact Public Relations Spin in the Hillsborough resident Zain Jaffer Criminal case in October 2017 where he was arrested by the HBPD for Attempted Murder of his 3 year old son and 5 other Felony Counts. People vs. Zainali Jaffer 17NF012415A.

He is the only defendant that I am aware of who had already hired Michael S. Sitrick who the L.A. Times calls “The Wizard of Spin” who had already prepared a Press Release about Zain Jaffer’s case being completely dismissed before anybody knew that District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and DDA Sharon Cho were going to ask a San Mateo County Judge to dismiss ALL of the charges. He (Zain Jaffer) read the prepared press release at court.

San Mateo County News.com Article Take Mike Callagy’s Keys

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