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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Councilman Jose Huizar under Federal Investigation: "Who knows what ??"

"What does Henry Casas know about Monica Garcia and Jose Huizar and vice-versa ??"
After former CD-14 Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa became Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2005, he annoited a young, political newcomer in the person of then, LAUSD School Board President Jose Huizar, to succeed him in CD-14.
And with the assemble resources against him and some follies from his campaign staff, former Councilman Nick Pacheco was trounced in his attempt to return to his former office, by the person who had been a former supporter, Jose Huizar.
Now in 2009, Councilman Jose Huizar has many in CD-14, who bothered to vote, contemplating their past support of Huizar in light of today's disclosure of the Councilman's latest ethical concerns, as noted this afternoon on the LA Times "LA Now Blog Site". and updated version this evening.
Federal investigators are examining whether a labor-affiliated nonprofit group improperly funneled consulting fees to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and former Board of Education member David Tokofsky, sources close to the investigation say.
The inquiry is looking into payments of about $30,000 each to Huizar and Tokofsky by Voter Improvement Program Inc., a nonprofit group headed by local labor leader Miguel Contreras, who died in 2005. Investigators want to determine if Contreras was, in effect, using the nonprofit as a “slush fund” to reward allies, according to the sources, who declined to be identified because the investigation is ongoing and confidential. The inquiry reportedly extends beyond the two officials whose names have come to light.
Tax filings from 2004 state that Voter Improvement spent $93,054 on "nonpartisan voter registration, get out the vote, voter education and ballot measure advocacy." But this amount was dwarfed by $233,038 spent on consulting fees. These included $35,000 a year once paid to former state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.
The fees to Huizar and Tokofsky were paid in 2003 and 2004—when both were on the city’s elected Board of Education.
As part of the inquiry, a federal grand jury summoned current school board President Monica Garcia to testify, but she has not agreed to appear. Garcia, considered a witness rather than a suspect, could agree instead to an interview with prosecutors under a promise of limited immunity, a source familiar with the probe said.
Garcia served as chief of staff to Huizar during his five years on the school board, from 2001 through 2005. She also worked as his campaign manager during his initial and successful City Council bid in 2005.
Now its time for questions and possible linkage to current figures and events.
First, what connection does this investigation have to Councilman Huizar's last ethical missteps involving research on former School Board Member David Tokofsky, who was also named in today's Federal probe ?? Could it be that this secret research on Tokofsky was to detemine how much David knew about this scheme by Contreras and how to us it against Tokofsky in future elections ??
Second, how much did ex. Councilman Jose Huizar Deputy Chief of Staff Henry Casas, who was charged with Domestic Violence, know about these past ethical questions and did his knowledge influence Huizar's retention of Casas until recently ??
Third, are current Huizar's staffers engage in a campaign to discredit Casas in light of his supposed knowledge on Huizar's past alleged, ethical lapses ??
Fourth, in this week's National Night Out Event in CD-14 at the newly rebuilt Hollenbech Police Station, why are community stake holders commenting about Councilman Huizar's rapid departure after learning of the on-site presence of Henry Casas ??
Further, it was rumored that Huizar bacame agitated when a female staffer notify the Councilman that "Henry Casas was in the house". Why would Casas presence cause disconfort for the Councilman and why ??
Fifth, why is Monica Garcia in Mexico and retaining legal counsel ??
........and for the record, when ask to comment on this by Times reporters, Huizar refused.
Something feels that there will be more names associated with this before final, legal resolution.
Your thoughts.................................

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 05, 2009 5:31 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Hooooooooooooly Shiiiiiiiit!!

August 05, 2009 5:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What i want to know is he Henry Casas was at National Night Out? I know its a public event, but is he working for Jhon Perez now? Dosent make sense to me.

I doubt he was there just to piss of the Joseeeer.

August 05, 2009 6:20 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

A "Parque" Commentary.

Parque Esqueleto said...
NOW now, children, to be fair, no one is really allowed to fill the "Arthur Snyder (pre)Memorial Council Seat" - aka, CM for CD14 - unless they are currently under investigation, have been within 3 months of running, or are expected to be by the time they pass their first 100 days. It's a RULE, and it's how you make your bones, and prove you're "good" people. It's also your buy-in to being an "OC" ("old councilman") once you leave. One old guy actually has his ethics' case numbers tattooed on the inside of his eyelids, so he can smirk about beating them any time he likes.

(Name the last CM here that wasn't "under" investigation more often than not, and I'll show you a G-D CARPETBAGGER).

Not only do we expect (and respect) it here, we get VERY suspicious if someone in that position goes more than a year without someone laying legal paper on them.

Don't get me wrong, we know they're STILL doing something thats "technically" illegal, it just worries us if they're too smart -- for too long -- to get caught.

It's the councilmember's who don't get investigated that you REALLY have to worry about.

(There's even a little-known standing rule that the swearing-in ceremony when they first take office in CD14 doubles for the one during depositions. It saves TONS of time to have them "stay" sworn in for the full 4 years).

No worries, Jose, they can't PROVE a damn thing! And, if they can, we'll make sure none of your failthful actually believe it.

August 05, 2009 2:39 PM


August 05, 2009 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If it makes any difference, CM Huizar was a no-show at the Eagle Rock National Night Out event last night while the fire departments of L.A. and Glendale were putting out the hillside fire across the freeway.

(if it were the Mayor missing from the event, you'd could easily find him by just heading to the nearest t.v. cameras where those firefighters gathered and he'd be there with a firefighter's coat and helmet, no doubt taking credit for something.)

August 05, 2009 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Throw this into the mix: Jose's current Chief of Staff (yes, I know there have been many), Ana Cubas, was Jose's director of policy while Jose was at LAUSD. What does she know and when did she know it?

Also, David Cobb worked on behalf of Jose in both positions. What does Mr. Cobb know?

More importantly, what services did Jose and David allegedly provide this non-profit which apparently was headed by Janis Aparcio?

August 05, 2009 8:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you serious? Are you telling me Councilmember Huizar was all bent out of shape because a former Deputy COS was at a public event? BS.... Come Red Spot you can do better than that.

So why was he seen smuching with Current staff? Hahaha, answer me that.

August 05, 2009 8:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now it all makes sense. The reason that Huizzy hired ana "cuba libre" cubas was to shut her up. Now that he hired her back she has to plea the fifth when she is subpoena or lie her ass off if she wants to keep her job.

Good move Joseeeer, you aren’t that stupid after all, see I knew I voted for you for a reason.

August 05, 2009 8:35 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

from a Yahoo news story:
"The SEC also plans to create new groups to investigate cases involving asset management, foreign corrupt practices, market abuses, municipal securities and public pensions, and structured products. One group already exists to investigate subprime mortgage abuses."

August 05, 2009 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Emanuel for Council 2011

August 05, 2009 8:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Full Story...

I am sure it will be in tomorrows paper.

According to the article. Approached in City Council chambers, Huizar would not answer questions. In a statement he said that he "followed all rules and regulations" while on the school board and that he "would be willing to cooperate with any inquiry."

So does this mean that since he has left the School Board he has not followed all rules and regulations? Is this probe going to continue into misuse of City Funds?

August 05, 2009 9:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fatass Francine better start cleaning up the books in City Hall... or maybe the Clowncilmember should have Dreadlocks start cleaning up his mess again, she did while at the school board.

August 05, 2009 9:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would Miguel give money to Huizzy? Was this part of a payoff to keep approving Union Contracts at the School Board? That is why we are in the mess we are in, all these corrupt politicians approving outrages contracts and getting kickbacks.

August 05, 2009 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alvin Parra

August 05, 2009 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In this episode of "Al Diablo Con Jose Catorcedon" we will reveal some interesting correlations, you be the judge.

1. This is the same organization that disgraced Councilmember Ludlow was associated with.

2. Ludlow cut a deal with the Feds.

3. David Cobb, Monica Garcia, and Ana Cubas where all on Staff for Jose Huizar during his time in the school board.

4. Monica Garcia current School Board President, Ana Cubas - current Chief of Stuff for Jose Huizar, David Cobb - Consultant for Monica Garcia.

5. Miguel was a constituent of CD 14.

6. Councilmember Huizar was fined by ethics for misuse of funds on August 13, 2008

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission is voted today to issue nearly $15,000 in fines against Councilman Jose Huizar, after investigators determined that he improperly used a fundraising committee to conduct political research on former school board member David Tokofsky.

More to come.... Tan.... Tan.... Tan...

August 05, 2009 10:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was there and saw the whole thing. Jose really lost it, he was yelling at a couple of his staff. One young girl got the brunt of it. I thought he was going to strike her. I really felt scared for her. The sad thing about it was that no one did a thing to stop him. He was surrounded by male staff and they just watched in fear. I cant say why he was mad, just that it did happen.

August 05, 2009 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Grand Jury?
Hooooooooooooooly Shiiiiiiiiit!!

August 05, 2009 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Monica's goin' down.

August 05, 2009 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

jose huizer is a loser, i dont doubt both things happen.

1st Taking the money for doing nothing.

2nd Almost hitting that girl staffer.

August 05, 2009 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was there too along with someone from the Voice who witnessed the whole thing. I felt sad for the girl who looked like she was going to get punched. Hyizzy was wagging his finger in her face and yelling. I'd like to see the Hoser shove that chubby finger in Henry's face and get it shoved up his fat ass.

August 05, 2009 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 05, 2009 11:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everyone saw Jose lose it. He was up on stage when he heard Henry Casas was in the audience and starting questioning everyone about why Henry was there. He stormed up to that young girl, put is hands in her face-so close I was just waiting for him to strike her and just starting screaming at her. Everyone just stood there scared. It was ugly, he stormed off, she looked so terrified I thought she was going to cry.

August 06, 2009 12:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizzy didn't make it to the Downtown National Night Out event either...but then again when is ever out there unless he's trying to get money from his broadway trustees. He's so fake it makes me sick

August 06, 2009 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good news Sleezy, you only have about 65 ex-staffers who hate you enough to talk shit about you and your team of ass kissers. Get ready for it to rain investigation after investigation on your big fat, bald head. Richelle, I know you are sitting there with a gallon of Hagendaz cooking the next member of your TJ litter in your tum-tum, but all your Chunky Monkey's bonedowns in BH are going to be coming out, bit by bit. Both of you deserve every second of what is coming...stay tuned...tan tan tan.

August 06, 2009 12:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:16 I WAS THERE. HE LOOKED HAPPY AND CALM - Rick "American Me" Coca

August 06, 2009 12:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Banner night for Tony villar, Bratton quits and his blubber (oops my bad) i mean rubberstamp Villahuizar is under federal investigation.

Bet Iceland is looking pretty good right now huh tony.

August 06, 2009 12:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Monica, just say no.

To the next sandwich..

August 06, 2009 1:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe she is home nursing her recent wounds.

August 06, 2009 1:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 06, 2009 1:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i think zacatecas is looking real good for huizar.

arriva, arriva!!!!

August 06, 2009 1:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're not taking this in the right direction with all this Henry Casas vs Jose Huizar stuff. However true it may all be, or not, it is a tangent of a tangent. If the FBI is sniffing around UTLA then that should allow you to connect the dots.

August 06, 2009 1:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I AM 10:11PM.




August 06, 2009 1:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cedillo for CD14!!!!

August 06, 2009 2:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I dont understand this hatred, why are they always coming after Latino Politicians? You know there is plenty of other electeds out there (non-latino) doing shaddy stuff.

Its all part of the master plan to keep the brown people down.

August 06, 2009 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bet Zacatecas is looking really good to Huizar right about Now. Look for him to take a little trip soon, maybe not even come back (wishful thinking ).

August 06, 2009 8:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Feds!!! This guy is in a world of trouble. AV better start looking for his replacement as soon as possible because Huizar's days are numbered.

August 06, 2009 8:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's what huizar gets for surrounding himself with lowlifes. Saw him recently buddying up to LA Ports Commissioner Acevedo at a Jennie Rivera concert. Could be he brought the heat down on Huizar. Could be that Huizar refused to take one of Acevedo's deals. "show me who your friends are and I'll show you who you are"!

August 06, 2009 8:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you ask me, I think this is were Herny got his domestic abuse skills. Huizar you are the scum of the earth! I hope someone on your staff has the courage to turn you in for what you did to that little girl, you disgraced all men. The worst thong of all this is that you had the gull to do it in public. That tell me that you think you are above the law. Well let me tell you this, you are not. I don't doubt it you are doing worst things to your wife at home. No wonder we never her see her anymore. She probably at home with a black eye and is ashame to come out in public. You arrogant little man, you will get yours.

August 06, 2009 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word has it that LAPD is not very happy with Huizar when they heard the news of the incident. Apparently the young staffer has favorite status at the Hollenbeck station. If the ties weren't bad before between Huizar and LAPD they just got worst.

August 06, 2009 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look for Jose to go on cover up mode. I bet this young lady gets a raise soon to make sure she keeps her mouth shut.

August 06, 2009 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey I'm an officer with LAPD and I was there. We did see the incident but we had community folks come up to us later and tell us what happen. They were very upset, unfortunately no one on staff said anything when asked about it. To tell you the truth it makes me sick that he could get away with that. It might have to do with his sister-in-law working at the station. What we did see and what is all the talk at the station was what Huizar's office did to there former Chief Henry Casas. As soon as he got to the event they sent a staff person to follow him around. It was funny to watch. I mean they were on him like white on rice. Everyone of us noticed it and even made joke to Henry about Huizar having lo-jack on him. Henry if you read this stuff you are welcome in Hollenbeck any time. Jose, I never liked you after your anti cop statements at the Ramon Gardens and after Henry left your office your stock went down even lower with us but to scare the crap out of one your young female staff is just the last straw. Hope to god that you never mess up and break the law infront of me because I don't care what management tells me to do, I would take you down hard.

August 06, 2009 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guilty! Guilty as charged!!!!

August 06, 2009 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If this is true, why doesn’t she come forward? They can’t be retaliation on the office it will be to obvious. Its all hear say until somebody comes forward.

August 06, 2009 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You forget, maybe. Henry Casas also ran Huizar's 2007 re-election campaign - which is where he would have learned a lot more $$-related dirt than as deputy chief of staff.

But Henry's a slimebag either way. He lied then to protect Huizar, and he would serve him up now (even if he had to make stuff up), just to save his own ass.

OH, and whoever said Parra was good people is just plain NUTS! Parra was an embarrassment to his own community long before he got in bed with Huizar. He made the LA32 neighborhood council the laffing stock of the City when, as its vice president, he tried to stage a coup on the sitting president and take it over during a PUBLIC meeting, and the head of the Dept. of NCs had to make an emergency trip to the meeting to threaten to decertify the council if tinhorn dictator Parra didn't stand down and turn over the microphone.

In the end, the NC did recall the president, but then went OVER and around VP Parra, electing an entirely different person to take the president's place. People who are respected in their community don't get run out on a rail like that.

Plus, Parra was ready to run twice for CD14, and got kicked to the curb like a rabid puppy -- not once, but TWICE, to make room for Villaraigosa, then Huizar to run. The job on Huizar's staff was supposed to by his consolation prize, but he screwed so many things up so quickly, he was demoted repeatedly from his first-announced title as chief of all field deputies.

August 06, 2009 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where were the MEN in the area who witnessed this woman getting verbally assaulted by Huizar? How can people stand around and watch and not do a damn thing? If I was there I would have slapped him. This woman can now file a restraining order against Huizar and claim she is in fear of her life if she believes he will physcially harm her. She has a lot of witnesses from the stories. Men who behave this way are COWARDS

August 06, 2009 11:37 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Were Nick Pacheco and Ricardo Torres on to something here ??

By Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
October 27, 2006

“Workers who move easily between the Legislature and local political campaigns, stopping only to create phony reports so they could draw paychecks from a union.”
“Union leaders who routinely sign, under penalty of perjury, blank forms disclosing their campaign contributions and trust others to fill in the correct data.”

“These and other purported details of how unions sometimes practice politics were described during testimony in a two-week criminal trial that concluded this week in downtown Los Angeles. “

“Jurors began deliberations Thursday on four charges against Humphries, who was president of Service Employees International Union Local 99 for more than a decade. She is accused of conspiring to break the $500 legal limit on political contributions by having her union pay for campaign workers and a cellphone for Martin Ludlow during his successful 2003 campaign for the Los Angeles City Council.”

“Ludlow, a close friend of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's, resigned his council seat to head the county labor federation in 2005. He pleaded guilty in a related case earlier this ”

“On the stand, Humphries said she did not understand the meaning of "under penalty of perjury." ”

“One of Humphries' lawyers, former City Councilman Nick Pacheco, was defeated by Villaraigosa in a 2003 reelection bid. Pacheco and co-counsel Ricardo Torres II sought to put the city's rising union movement on trial, arguing that despite the campaign finance laws, union and campaign resources are often commingled.”

Torres told jurors in his closing statement that Ludlow and other political operatives "were doing what unions do" during the 2003 race.”

“The results of several investigations, as portrayed in a 15th-floor courtroom over the last two weeks, reveal a rather easy mix of union and campaign resources.”

“According to testimony, three staffers from then-Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson's Office of Member Services joined Ludlow's City Council campaign in 2003 but their salaries were illegally paid by Local 99.”

“When union auditors questioned whether these campaign workers had done any work for the union, the campaign workers produced phony reports — including memos on the state budget and a report on school board elections — to make it appear that they had done things for Local 99, according to testimony.”


August 06, 2009 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i have to think that it was Pacheco who leaked the info about Huizar. He obviously wants back in. Ive heard that Huizar hasnt given Nick any love so its pay back time.

August 06, 2009 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I really doubt that Jose would act that way, he is a family man and over all good person. He would never take what isn't his and he would never strike a woman.

August 06, 2009 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so is huizar really sleeping with francine??? is there anyone that has confirmed it or is it all speculations...huizar seems like a great guy and we shouldnt spread rumors is they aren't true.

August 06, 2009 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

a lot of this are lies by henry casas who has it out for huizar.

August 14, 2009 8:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anybody know anything about Huizar manipulating LAPD investigations?

August 16, 2009 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar's problem with the Contras gift is about 5%-10% of his total corruption exposure.

Hopefully the feds do not give Monica immunity until they understand the big picture.

August 16, 2009 7:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Henry Casas is the one posting all the "eye witness" events about Huizar. And what is going on with Hollenbeck police officers? Huizar had to fire Casas because he is bad for society. He violated his restraining order in a ranting rage against his Ex. LAPD notified Huizar's office immediately.

August 17, 2009 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so i guess casas' alledged domestic violence isnt the same as huizar's temper tantrum aka public humiliation and semi-physical abuse on this female staffer. From what I can understand is that there was a whole room of people witnessing this girl get terrified, and huizar's staff is trying to play down what really happened.

so tell me who's REALLY "bad for society"????

August 18, 2009 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

you know who you are....
Will be up shits creek!
: )

August 24, 2009 2:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK so I know a lot of you must have some good stories about Huizar....

I want this guy out!
So here is an invitation to EVERYONE who as an axe to grind with this crook...

Send me your stories to huizarsucks@gmail.com and I promise to do what I can to send this joker packing...

Johnny Justice

September 09, 2009 6:11 PM  

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