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Friday, September 25, 2009

US Attorney Names Contreras in Voter Fraud Case

An explosive story, just posted at the LA Weekly, quoting the US Attorney, that late labor leader Miguel Contreras masterminded the $50,000 Voter Improvement Program fraud. The story is by freelancer Jason S. Mandel.

Both the L.A. Times and City News Service covered this case, but completely missed the fact that
Contreras was fingered as creating the scheme to defraud his own nonprofit group out of more than $50,000.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/city-news/labor-unions-fraud-seiu-guilty/
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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

news week they're going to break a story that JFK used to schtup Maralyn Monroe on the side. What's next?

September 25, 2009 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, this sort of supports the idea that I've had all along, that it's not a good idea to be naming buildings, especially schools, after any people too soon after they die. There should be something like 7 years waiting-period applied in order for problems to be shaken all out, and then we avoid situations showing that the person might not have been the best selection for memorialization.

But in L.A., the union power is so strong that Contreras might have had a school named after him, even if he hadn't died, just based on the sheer influence wielded by unions. Note that the MTA Board- with Mayor V. and friends serving- gave the job of building rail cars to the Italian firm with the unions urging that approval. See the LA Times story today where "AnsaldoBreda agrees to build 100 additional light-rail cars." The vote went against the many negatives and even the recommendation of an MTA person, Art Leahy, the MTA's chief executive, recommended against exercising the contract options.

Taking more bids was an idea rejected- and of course, there might be a tougher sell for Villaraigosa-preferred firm should a better deal present itself.

But people in the public eye just tend to be not very trustworthy all by themselves without taking tht extra step and applying their names to buildings or anything where it may stand for the wrong things.

Only in L.A.? I doubt it.
in cd-14 still.

September 25, 2009 8:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Surprise, surprise! Just one of the AFL/CIO thugs who are running our city. As far as the Times? Why rock the status quo, when you are part of it.

September 25, 2009 8:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I guess we now know why jose Huizar wasn't charged in this case.... He ratted out all the others to protect hisown ass. I wonder how labor is going to take it that Huizar ratted out labor's favorite son.

September 25, 2009 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The L.A. Times and City News Service "missed" this because it lands right at Villariagosa's lap. This is probably the group that funded all those ghost voters that suddenly appear in Antonio's campaigns - those voters that hadn't voted in over five years but suddenly show up at the polling booth with an absentee ballot. No I.D. check and a counted vote by a ghost voter.

A simple study of voting records can verify this.

Since this fed investigation kicked off several years ago, how many Villariagosa backed candidates have won?

September 25, 2009 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:27

At least they gave the proper mascot to that high school named after this goon - the Cobras! Once a snake always a snake, even after death.

September 25, 2009 10:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

September 25, 2009 10:05 PM-Please don't insult snakes.

September 26, 2009 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is another Trutanich smear on an honorable Democrat politician. Trutanich and that limey fool Berger made up lies about Jack Weiss and fooled the LA Times and Doug McIntyre into believing them. They destroyed Weiss's political career and now Nooch is snooping around the City with his secret police force run by Berger and other Cooley henchmen.

September 26, 2009 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, is this how elections are bought?

September 26, 2009 12:26 AM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Wise up, 12:11- Weiss destroyed his own career-- he might as well be as dead as that stupid low-life Contreras, after whom they NEVER should've re-named that school-- but maybe a brothel would be okay-- just misspell his name slightly-- HA!

September 26, 2009 3:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Contreras is dead, then "noone" cares.

September 26, 2009 7:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We hope Trutanich starts going after those fools in council that we all know are full of corruption. Amazing the people of Los Angeles get it but not the lazy ass reporters. Antonio pushed for that school to be named with the croonies he bought on LAUSD. There is so much corruption in Los Angeles its shocking none of the papers have the gull to dig. Thanks to blogs like this and others that inform us what we knew is now getting out. didn't the Weekly post about the place inside the Bonaventure politicians would go for prositutes paid by tax payers? Trutanich should out that list.

September 26, 2009 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's play a game. What do these people all have in common; Miguel Contreras, Martin Ludlow, Maria Elena Durazo, Alejandro Stephens, Janet Humphreys, Annelle Grajeda, SEIU, Tyrone Freeman, Jack Weiss, and South West Voter Registration?

They are all rife with corruption and all part of Antonio Villaraigosa's inner circle.

What's taking them so long to get to the center of it? Time will tell...

September 26, 2009 8:27 AM  

Blogger What Would Zuma Say? said:

"Contreras? I told you about that three years ago when I came in here for a one time complaint about harrassment on the Venice Beach Boardwalk!"

September 26, 2009 9:19 AM  

Blogger What Would Zuma Say? said:

"I'm here to tell you people, I know I said I was going away, but look at all of the genius things that I wrote in just one week on ladailyblog.blogspot.com!

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Zuma Report "Week In Review" (A lot of NEW Content...New Blog...New Perspective...NEW!)

A lot of new content from Friday and this week in general. Here's the Zuma Report "Week in Review" re-cap thread so you can review it all in one place.

ELECTION STRATEGY: Zuma Dogg Writes Christine Essel Campaign Speech (based on his own probing interview with her on the phone.)

The Challenge For Chris Essel in CD 2 City Council Run-off with Assmeblymember Paul Krekorian

My Argument AGAINST Nutty City Charter Ballot Amendment Cutting City Council Salaries in HALF!

Neighborhood Council Summit To Address A Host of Wide Ranging Issues at "Action Summit"

Why City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Has To Read Deming's 14 Points (Quality & Productivity) According To Daily News Report

If I Learned ONE THING Speaking With Politicians During Elections...

Zuma Dogg's NUMBER ONE CALL For City Hall Reform (And I Don't Care If You Don't Like It!)

Zuma Dogg Calls For The Community To Turn Their Backs On BIG MONEY"Professional Office Jumping" Elected Officials: Treat Them like "Blood Diamonds"

He has brought awareness to the city processes like nobody else. I must take the time to tell him.

"Zuma Dogg, who is smarter than and knows more about city government than most Council members, has become something of an urban folk hero"

Chris Essel To Debate Krekorian On Kevin James KRLA

Should Zuma Dogg Endorse Either Christine Essel or Paul Krekorian, or neither?

More Downtown Real Estate Bankruptcy As City Council Stand Helpless And Cowardly As City Heads Toward Bankruptcy Iceberg (Drop The Bond Rating)

STAPLES CENTER PRESENTS SPAM EMAIL FOR: MICHAEL JACKSON -- THIS IS IT (The PAID Movie)

Zuma Dogg Activist Training Excersice: Watch This Video (Especially City Council Clowns Who Only TALK About Compassion)

ZUMA REPORT: Marketing Strategy...IT'S EVERYTHING IN PRODUCT AND POLITICS

"Zuma Dogg, The City Hall Era" (4/4/06-9/22/09)...LET THE NEW ERA BEGIN!"

September 26, 2009 9:38 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Did someone forget Kevin De Leon and Fabian Nunez??

BTW, who is the union candidate in CD 2, just wondering.

September 26, 2009 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

...They destroyed Weiss's political career and now Nooch is snooping around the City with his secret police force run by Berger and other Cooley henchmen.
September 26, 2009 12:11 AM

And how sweet it is..
That's why we elected him. Time to empty the trash in city hall.

September 26, 2009 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Get real people. Defrauding a nonprofit of $50K and turning up dead in a whorehouse is solid gold for any labor leader's resume. Now they'll name a few more schools after Contreras.

September 26, 2009 10:31 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Damn, am I prolific. But never said I was going away, loser, just that I have retired from day to day public activism. There IS a difference, and I wrote about it in one of the posts. Keep losing and keep taking everythign out of context and being wrong and a liar. It seems to be doing wonders for you, loser.

AND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS BLOG IS SOMEONE WILL READ THIS AND THINK IT IS MY OWN COMMENT:

"I'm here to tell you people, I know I said I was going away, but look at all of the genius things that I wrote in just one week on ladailyblog.blogspot.com!

[I never said that...it the loser's words.]

September 26, 2009 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's the liar???

"I'll either carry on as a council member or fade off into the sunset"

Zuma Dogg September 4, 2009

September 26, 2009 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's just another comment on "ruined Jack Weiss' political career"-

Maybe you were new to the scene, but Jack Weiss did a pretty good job to show why he's not able to represent the interests of any constituents. Being "elected" carries some sort of obligation to be accountable to the ones who put you into office (and maybe that's the problem- another "special interests" v. "the consituent public").

Jack got too carried away with himself and thought he was royalty where you don't have to get votes but are part of the royal family. He sure did act like royalty with what could only be interpretted as disdain for the common people.

Jack got clued in to the error of his ways a little before the election and tried some window dressing patching-up of his image, but it was so superficial and just reinforced views that he only "cared" when it was time to saddle up and head out on the campaign trail. Being too close to Antonio just made him persona non grata as a political candidate in terms of anything that connects with good public service.

Jack will probably become a judge like Hahn did after sinking below view from the surface of public political life.

Don't worry about him, he didn't worry about us or the city.

in cd-14

September 26, 2009 1:04 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

This comment has been removed by the author.

September 26, 2009 1:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:11 AM - An "honorable Democratic politician"???? Miguel's womanizing and beatings were known in the Latino communities. Several women can attest to this - some of them former or current politicians.

Miguel Contreras is the guy that Fabian Nunez fought so hard to honor with the naming a high school, instead of the person being considered Edward Roybal - a truly honorable democratic politician. And where is Fabian now, trying to buy a self defense plea on his son's murder case.

Amazing, a non-profit use dto funnel political funds - isn't this what Miguel Contreras and his cronies accuse Nick Pacheco of? Unfounded charges against political opponents while they themselves performed these same evil deeds - very honorable indeed!

September 26, 2009 3:01 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

12:31pm dummy,
I said that at a council meeting during a campaign. You gonna believe a candidate during an election? But seriously, I said that at the council meeting about the council meetings. it's been 2 away so far. Keep counting. I guess we'll see. And have fun taking things out of context and PLEASE remember to read the full sentences and paragraphs.

Meanwhile, I'll do what I want to do when I want to do it and keep complaining. You never get it right anyway. I can see why the community is so messed up. People like you who fight without even knowing which way the wind blows because you're just too nutty for reason.

September 26, 2009 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:01PM "Miguel's womanizing and beatings were known in the Latino communities. Several women can attest to this - some of them former or current politicians."
If you knew anything about Latino culture you would know these things are not uncommon and are usually exaggerated. In many cases, the women are worse than men and provoke them so that others can use it against the men in the USA where beating women is considered a crime.

September 26, 2009 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's the dummy???

Don't know what was said at a council meeting.The quote was from Mayor Sam's . Keep spinning.

September 26, 2009 8:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:26PM You must be racist, bigot, misogynist, all of the above, and/or one of those Miguel beat up and she loved it. There are a lot of freaks in this world like you, unfortunately. In any case go to h..., where you belong.

September 26, 2009 9:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

September 26, 2009 9:27 PM-I concur.

September 26, 2009 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma is the only weirdo who has his own blog yet has to come on here and post. If you have your own blog and are secure with yourself why in the world do you need to constantly come on this blog to post your crap? You don't see any other people who posting on other people's blog to give their points. Very psychologically strange.

September 27, 2009 6:59 AM  

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