Randy Economy Investigative Journalist, Political Adbviser

Friday, February 26, 2021

Maria Bartiromo Interview of Randy Economy: Recall Newsom organizer: ‘Draconian’ COVID rules will hurt California fo...

 

Thanks to the folks at FOX NEWS for allowing me the honor once again to talk about the #RecallGavin2020 campaign on Thursday morning live from New York City. 

Here is the clip and crib notes on my interview.

Thanks FOX BUSINESS NEWS....Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign Senior Advisor Randy Economy told Maria Bartiromo.

. “We’re going to continue to work as hard as we can and to make sure [Newsom] is held accountable and to make sure our rights as an electorate are granted because we’ve done the heavy lifting to make sure that this special election is going to go ahead and move forward.” NEWSOM CLAIMS LIFTING LOCKDOWN ISN'T 'POLITICAL' BUT CRITICS POINT TO RECALL THREAT Economy did not endorse a particular candidate to run against Newsom, stating that his organization is not responsible for picking the next governor, but for holding the current one accountable for his “draconian” lockdown policies and the stifling of small businesses. As of Thursday morning, RecallGavin2020 has reached 1,825,000 signatures, superseding the required 1.5 million needed to initiate a recall, with still nearly 3 weeks to go, according to the organization's website. 


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

RecallGavin2020 reaches 1.5 million signature check point, as signature gathering continues till March 10th.

READ THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK!

OFFICIAL Media Contact:
Randy Economy, Senior Advisor, RecallGavin2020.com

press@recallgavin2020.com

(FOR RELAESE THURSDAY, FEB 15, 2021 at 10 p.m. PST)

 

(Los Angeles, California) The official Recall Campaign against California Governor Gavin Newsom has now gathered more than 1,509,000 signatures  it was announced this past weekend, but campaign officials urge caution as movement continues to grow.


Orrin Heatlie, the Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition, Recall Gavin 2020 Committee along with Co-Proponent Mike Netter and Senior Advisor Randy Economy made  this past Friday during a live radio show on KABC AM 790 in Los Angeles.


“We have reached another milestone however we are not done collecting signatures.  We have four more weeks of hard work and heavy lifting ahead to make sure that our campaign to recall California Governor is accomplished,” said Lead Proponent Orrin Heatlie.


“The heart and soul of our all grassroots movement, our tens of thousands of active volunteers need to be saluted, however we can’t pop a champagne cork just yet, our work continues,” said Randy Economy, Senior Advisor and Official Spokesman of the California Patriot Coalition – Recall Gavin Newsom 2020 Committee.


“We cannot let up, we want to gather a total of 2 million valid signatures to cross the real finish line, but we are thrilled to have crossed this plateau,” said Mike Netter, Co Proponent of RecallGavin2020.


The California Patriot Coalition/Recall Gavin Newsom 2020 is the official committee responsible for the recall campaign.

The campaign has set an internal deadline of March 10th to have all of the petitions collected.  The official deadline to complete the signature gathering is on March 17th.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

‘The Randy Economy Show: Recall Radio' to debut on KABC Talk Radio in Southern California on Saturday, February 6th at 9 p.m.

Randy Economy from
 Fox & Friends

 Randy Economy is the Senior Advisor to the massive grassroots movement to Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom from office, and talk radio on Saturday nights may never be the same…

Media:  562 743 0882 or email to Randy@HotWaterStudio.com

 (Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2020) 

 Randy Economy is back behind the microphone in Los Angeles and Southern California every Saturday night beginning on February 6 from 9 to 10 pm when his new talk radio show hits the airwaves on the legendary KABC Talk Radio (AM 790)

Randy Economy at Fox News

“The Randy Economy Show: Recall Radio” is going to be hard hitting, fast paced, hilarious, interactive, and highly controversial, and talk radio may never be the same on Saturday nights.

The multitalented Economy is the current Senior Advisor to the massive official campaign to Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom from office.  Economy has helped spark media interest around the state, nation, and globe during the past three months in his official capacity with RecallGavin2020.

“My show is going to be powerful, truthful, raw and controversial as well as a crapload of fun,” said Economy.

Randy Economy
 on CNN

Economy is a native of Southern California who was born in 1960 in Hawthorne whose family eventually moved to the “dairy capitol” of Cerritos in 1968.

Economy has made the most of his life and has a multifaceted background as a cable television executive, an investigative journalist specializing in outing political corruption and scumbags in public office, as well as working as a paid professional campaign advisor and strategist to more than 300 candidates from all sides of the political spectrum. 

Economy has also won five prestigious awards from the Los Angeles Press Club where he has been an Active Member since 2008.  He was responsible for breaking the biggest political corruption scandal in Los Angeles County history inside the Assessor’s Office that eventually led to the arrest of four individuals.  Economy has been a finalist for “Journalist of the Year” on two different occasions at the Southern California Media Awards that is hosted by the Press Club.

Randy Economy on KUSI News

If you are interested in advertising on “The Randy Economy Show: Recall Radio,” please call 562 743 0882 or email to Randy@HotWaterStudio.com



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Fr. Adrian M. San Juan, of Saint Linus Catholic Church in Norwalk has passed at age 44

 It is sad to have learned about the passing of Catholic Priest Rev. Fr. Adrian M. San Juan today at the young age of 44. I have posted a beautiful homily he conducted at a Diving Mercy Healing Mass back on December 11, 2016.


Fr. Adrian was the Administrator of my previous home Parish of Saint Linus Catholic Church in Norwalk, California.  He died suddenly on Saturday afternoon.  St. Linus is an amazing church, and Fr. Adrian will be deeply missed by so many near and far.

Since so many of us have been prevented from attending Mass in 2020 because of Covid, I have watch Fr. Adrian conduct mass on Facebook Live and he was always full of Hope, Kindness, Compassion and Love.  This is so sad.  He had the singing voice of an Angel.  What a beautiful Spirit.

Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Fr.Adrian San Juan.
Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Los Angeles Press Club 'strongly condemns' arrest of Journalist Josie Huang by LASD officials in Lynwood

 


The Los Angeles Press Club has issued the following statement regarding the arrest of journalist KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang on Saturday night in Compton after two deputies were shot in an ambush style attack earlier in the evening.

I have been a proud member of the LA Press Club for the past decade and journalists have rights in covering news events as they unfold.  We have watched "fake" journalists live streaming for months in Portland and Seattle, and while you have a camera and a live stream, it doesn't make you a journalist.  So with that being said...here in the statement from the LA PRESS CLUB that was sent out late Sunday night.


"On Saturday night, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies attacked an innocent person and the Constitution of the United States.

Video recordings leave no room for doubt about the misconduct by the LASD personnel against KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang, who was doing her job and documenting protests and arrests in Lynwood, CA.

It’s also deeply concerning how deputies treated evidence during the incident. Video shows them abusing the recording device being used by Huang, which they later left unprotected on the public street. At best, this appears to be extreme negligence in their handling of evidence. At worst, they may have been attempting to destroy evidence and suppress journalistic recordings.

The Los Angeles Press Club strongly condemns these actions and demands that LASD and the deputies involved provide a public apology to the victim. We also demand that LASD ensure that all charges against Huang are dropped. We join AAJA-LA, SPJ/LA, and the Los Angeles journalism community in this stance.

We are also asking LASD to provide assurances about tangible steps the Department will take to prevent anything like this from happening again. That includes an assurance that they will not put out misleading statements as happened in the hours following the incident. We also invite LASD to have a dialogue around the process they use to identify journalists, including what credentialing means in a Constitutionally protected profession. We want to support a healthy, constructive relationship. Both law enforcement and journalists should be held to a high standard, and both should welcome earnest questions and dissent about their roles.

That role of law enforcement is critical in a civilized society. The public expects them to maintain safety, protect people, enforce laws, provide reliable information, and de-escalate dangerous situations. It’s clear that the deputies involved failed all of these basic standards during the incident at St. Francis Medical Center around 11 p.m. on September 12, 2020.

Videos and photos from that night show that officers aggressively arrested Huang while she was recording the arrest of a protester. This alone was a violation of her First Amendment rights as provided by the U.S. Constitution. At no time did she interfere with the arrest. At no time did she take any action that any reasonable person could construe as a threat to the deputies. When deputies approached her, she clearly identified herself as a member of the press, and clearly identified that she was working for a prominent newsgathering operation that is a pillar of the Los Angeles community.

At least five deputies were recorded handcuffing Huang and causing her physical injury, and recordings capture her screaming in pain. This is the second time LASD has been involved in causing physical harm to a reporter from the same outlet who was simply doing their job in a responsible, legal and Constitutionally protected manner.

It is especially tragic that this occurred in the wake of a horrifying attack against LASD deputies just hours earlier. Our hearts go out to the two deputies who were shot while in their car as they did their job and we join the prayers for their recovery. We condemn the actions against these deputies. Violent attacks of all forms are wrong, inexcusable, and have no place in our world

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

7 people dead at suspected illicit marijuana operation in the remote Riverside County area of Aguanga

 By Randy Economy

...something happened this past week here in Riverside County that really caught my eye and as far as I can tell, not much media has been brought to this case.

Seven people are dead...brutally killed in what law enforcement officials believe is a illegal drug operation gone bad...like really off the rails bad.  

Since the massive fires are burning all over the region and state, not much attention has been paid to this case.  The media is already spread thin in their reporting these days.  

As an investigative journalist who has covered these type of crimes in the past, this particular case is off the charts in so many ways. 

No suspect(s) is/are in custody.  Was this a cartel type operation gone bad?  Any video cameras on site?  Who were the people shot and killed?  Where did they live? Why did this drug operation go unnoticed by local officials? 

Below are the details from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Chad Bianco and his top brass held a presser about the case.  Stay tuned. I am going to follow this...



On Monday, September 7, 2020, at 12:33 AM, deputies responded to a residence in the 45000 block of Highway 371 in the unincorporated area of Aguanga, for a report of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Once deputies arrived to begin their investigation, they located a female adult suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics immediately transported the female to a local hospital for medical treatment. Deputies found six additional victims suffering from gunshot wounds. All six victims at the location died as a result of their injuries. Despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel, the female who was transported also died from her injuries. In total, seven victims died as a result of this incident.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit and Hemet Station responded and assumed the investigation. Evidence located at the scene indicated the location was being used to manufacture and harvest an illicit marijuana operation. There was over one-thousand pounds of marijuana and several hundred marijuana plants located at the scene.

The area was searched for a suspect; however, the suspect(s) remains outstanding. Investigators are currently working on leads, and the investigation is ongoing. This appears to have been an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the general public.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Paz at (951) 955-2777.

Monday, September 07, 2020

Portland Riots: Here are the names of the 15 people arrested on Sunday, Sept. 6

 


By Randy Economy

Here we go again.  I am thrilled to publish the names of 15 additional people who have been arrested in Portland, Oregon on Day 102 of rioting in the once beautiful Rose City.

According to the Portland PD, the alleged thugs started a large fire in the street outside of North Precinct, prompting some arrests during a protest Sunday night into Monday morning.  It didn't go well after that...

The PPD said in a statement that "On Sunday, September 6, 2020 at about 9 pm, a march began from Alberta Park at 2001 Northeast Killingsworth Street. The march proceeded to Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard at Northeast Emerson Street, the location of the North Precinct Community Policing Center."

In case you have been living under a rock that has not been hurled at law enforcement officials, the North Precinct has been the site of numerous violent protests over the past few months, including instances where arsonists attempted to burn down the building with people inside. 

Remember, this place is an active, working community policing facility, and city officials said it is "a critical part of city infrastructure, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

The facility is also connected to multiple private businesses, and is in a densely populated neighborhood. 

The following 15 people were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.  Remember...those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

AND...DON'T FORGET TO SAY THEIR NAMES of these arrestees.

Cole Cunningham, 38, of Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Adam Layee, 36, unknown residence -- Reckless Burning, Possession of a Destructive Device

Camillo Masagli, 26, of Portland -- Reckless Burning

Stacey Kirshbaum, 54, of San Francisco, California -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

Gerald Kohler, 19, of Oregon City, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Brennan Schill, 23, of Mesa, Arizona - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Sean Lopez, 25, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Rachel Raffaelli-Wong, 29, of Sacramento, California - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Daniel Glenn, 36, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Lucas Angell-Atchison, 25, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Tayler Hansen, 20, of Utah - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Ronald Curteman, 24, of Vancouver, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Obadiah Powell, 20, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Scarlet Passmore, 28, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Deidra Watts, 25, of Vancouver, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Remember kids, if you keep getting arrested, I will keep publishing your names.  Good luck getting a job down the road...you have been made famous on my blog!  lol

Here is more information regarding the night of violence...

Shortly after arriving, the crowd began chanting, among other things, "burn it down." Some dragged a mattress into the street, Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard at Northeast Emerson Street, and lit it on fire. Because it was not an immediate threat to life safety or structures, officers remained far back and did not engage. Another mattress was added to the fire, as was some yard debris. The larger fire began to send lit embers into the air. Multnomah County has a burn ban in effect due to extremely dry conditions. Portland Fire and Rescue expressed concern about the danger the fire posed to the community. Portland Police notified the gathering that firefighters would be moving in to extinguish the fire. When police moved forward to secure the area, the majority of the crowd moved back. However, one arrest was made. Portland Fire and Rescue put out the mattress fire and then officers disengaged.

After about an hour, the majority of the gathering moved around to the North side of the precinct, blocking traffic on Northeast Killingsworth Street. For the security of the facility, officers prevented the march from proceeding south on Northeast 6th Avenue. The crowd was advised over loudspeaker that Southeast 6th Avenue was closed between Northeast Killingsworth Street and Northeast Roselawn Street. While the crowd blocked the street, drivers in two separate cars trying to proceed were caught by surprise and were stuck in the middle of the crowd. This caused some confrontations, but no known injuries.

After an hour, officers disengaged after multiple times advising the crowd not to follow officers. Several did follow officers into the closure area and arrests were made.

By about 1:00a.m., the majority of the demonstration had meandered away.

Officers discovered one arrestee was in possession of a glass jar filled with flammable liquid. Another had a bottle containing an accelerant and a slugging weapon known as a slung shot. Still another had an electronic control weapon ("stun gun") and a baton. Two arrestees had ballistic vests, including one, marked with the word "press," with rifle plates (photos).

PORTLAND RIOTS: Here's the 59 people who got arrested on Saturday night in Portland




By Randy Economy

Like millions of other Americans, I have laid in my bed and watched Portland turn into a warzone controlled by thugs each and every night for the past 101 days.   I am sleep challenged in 2020.  We are all sleep challenged for that matter.

Who needs to watch Real Housewives or reruns of Celebrity Rehab when you can watch the shit show in Portland every night from the safety of internet streaming services. I have been watching live streams from Portland on Periscope and Facebook Live.  

Good news...people are actually getting arrested.  

These are not peaceful protesters.  Their not cocktail drinkers they are Molotov cocktail throwers.

These are violent thugs armed with homemade weapons and explosives...above are photos from the Portland PD of the weapons seized last night...a simple bottle of Joy detergent turned into an explosive device containing gasoline. 

Protesters are also dressed up and wearing military flack jackets with the word "Press Member" sprayed on.  Newsflash.  These are not "journalists," they are thugs playing a role.  Just because you have a cell phone and a subscription to a streaming service DOES NOT make you a credentialed member of the media.  It makes you a phony fraud.  I am THRILLED that TWO of these FAKE JOURNALISTS were ACTUALLY ARRESTED this weekend.  About time. 

The following are those who were booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on Saturday night, early Sunday morning (September 5th and 6th, 2020) Remember...those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

Evan Burchfield, 34, of Portland -- Charged with Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

James Castle, 43, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Tony Girard, 34, of Tigard, Oregon - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Sara Rider, 30, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Sarah Martin, 32, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Victor Philips, 34, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

G. Evelyn Luhman, 27, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Henry Loeb, 31, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Jesse Joseph, 25, of Portland - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Escape in the Third Degree

Enzo Zimmerman, 18, unknown residence - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Sherry Motmedi, 45, unknown residence - Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

Jaimie Crush, 26, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Kiko Kurosawa-Grasa, 25, unknown residence - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Donovan Speed, 19, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Eleanor Rose, 22, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

John Alger, 23, of Portland - Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree

Jawad Fakhuri, 35, unknown residence -- Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Unlawful Use of the Weapon

Meganne English-Mills, 24, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Michael Skaggs, 23, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Sarah Rascoe, 39, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

John Mulkern, 33, of Olympia, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Noel Ruiz, 27, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Folajade Dgunfieitiani, 27, of Hillsboro, Oregon -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Kristina Narayan, 29, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Joel Beal, 32, of Skull Valley, Arizona - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Simona Arteaga, 39, of Portland - Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Leslie Branch, 26, of Lakewood, Colorado - Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Elizabeth Elder, 27, of Portland - Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot

Jil Heimensen, 50, of Portland -- Riot, Harassment, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Ty Fox, 23, of Astoria, Oregon -- Arson in the First Degree, Escape in the Third Degree, Riot

Cassandra Tighe, 24, of New Mexico -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree

Samantha Sartin, 22, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Bandr Alzafiri, 22, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Alaric Dinh, 21, of Beaverton, Oregon -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Nicholas Foster, 19, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

The following were Cited and released:

Clayton Adkerson, 32, of Portland -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Keisha Harrison, 30, of Independence, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Martha Zhang, 22, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Maya Jensen, 21, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Mary Thompson, 41, of Springfield, Oregon -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

David Stevens, 45, of Tigard, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Released to parent:
Juvenile, 17, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Booked at Juvenile Detention:
Juvenile, 15, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, outstanding warrant violation.

There were an additional 16 people processed by the Oregon State Police....their information will be released at a later time.

The Portland PD also released this information as well to the media:

"A large fire was ignited in the street outside of North Precinct, prompting some arrests during a protest Sunday night into Monday morning.

On Sunday, September 6, 2020 at about 9:00p.m., a march began from Alberta Park at 2001 Northeast Killingsworth Street. The march proceeded to Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard at Northeast Emerson Street, the location of the North Precinct Community Policing Center.

North Precinct has been the site of numerous violent protests over the past few months, including instances where arsonists attempted to burn down the building with people inside. It is an active, working community policing facility, is a critical part of city infrastructure, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is also connected to multiple private businesses, and is in a densely populated neighborhood. For those reasons, as the gathering approached the facility, the marchers were advised by loudspeaker and social media that Northeast Emerson Street was closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast 6th Avenue."

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Caesar Peter Abutin: Norwalk Man Charged With Voter Fraud After (allegedly) Voting as his Dead Mother

 


From the  "Guys who Vote Pretending to be their Dead Mother File:"

A Norwalk man has been charged with allegedly casting votes in three elections on behalf of his mother who had passed away, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday in a statement to members of the media.

Caesar Peter Abutin was charged in case BA488819 with one felony count each of fraud in connection with votes cast and fraudulent voting. He pleaded not guilty today and is scheduled to return for a preliminary hearing setting on October 28 in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

The case was filed for warrant on July 31.

Deputy District Attorney Marian Thompson of the Public Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Between October 2012 and November 2014, Abutin is accused of voting in three elections, claiming to be his 67-year-old mother who passed away in July 2006, while also casting votes for himself.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces up to three years in state prison.

The case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.

CHARGING DOCUMENTS: Steve Bannon, Leaders Of ‘We Build The Wall’ Online Fundraising Campaign Charged With Defrauding Hundreds Of Thousands Of Donors

Brian Kolfage, Stephen Bannon (ABOVE), and Two Others Alleged to Have Funneled Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars From the Organization to Kolfage; All Four Defendants Allegedly Profited From Their Roles in the Scheme
 

 Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced the unsealing of an indictment charging BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA for their roles in defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign known as “We Build the Wall” that raised more than $25 million. 

 The defendants were arrested this morning. KOLFAGE will be presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hope T. Cannon in the Northern District of Florida. 

BANNON will be presented today in the Southern District of New York. BADOLATO will be presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson in the Middle District of Florida. SHEA will be presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix in the District of Colorado. 

 The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in the Southern District of New York. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction. 

 While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder and public face of We Build the Wall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle.

 Inspector in-Charge Philip R. Bartlett said: “The defendants allegedly engaged in fraud when they misrepresented the true use of donated funds. As alleged, not only did they lie to donors, they schemed to hide their misappropriation of funds by creating sham invoices and accounts to launder donations and cover up their crimes, showing no regard for the law or the truth.  This case should serve as a warning to other fraudsters that no one is above the law, not even a disabled war veteran or a millionaire political strategist.” 

 According to the Indictment[1] unsealed today in Manhattan federal court: Starting in approximately December 2018, BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA, and others, orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors, including donors in the Southern District of New York, in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign ultimately known as “We Build The Wall” that raised more than $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. 

 In particular, to induce donors to donate to the campaign, KOLFAGE repeatedly and falsely assured the public that he would “not take a penny in salary or compensation” and that “100% of the funds raised . . . will be used in the execution of our mission and purpose” because, as BANNON publicly stated, “we’re a volunteer organization.” Those representations were false. In truth, KOLFAGE, BANNON, BADOLATO, and SHEA received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor funds from We Build the Wall, which they each used in a manner inconsistent with the organization’s public representations. 

 In particular, KOLFAGE covertly took for his personal use more than $350,000 in funds that donors had given to We Build the Wall, while BANNON, through a non-profit organization under his control (“Non-Profit-1”), received over $1 million from We Build the Wall, at least some of which BANNON used to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in BANNON’s personal expenses. To conceal the payments to KOLFAGE from We Build the Wall, 

KOLFAGE, BANNON, BADOLATO, and SHEA devised a scheme to route those payments from We Build the Wall to KOLFAGE indirectly through Non-Profit-1 and a shell company under SHEA’s control, among other avenues. They did so by using fake invoices and sham “vendor” arrangements, among other ways, to ensure, as KOLFAGE noted in a text message to BADOLATO, that his pay arrangement remained “confidential” and kept on a “need to know” basis. * * * 

KOLFAGE, 38, of Miramar Beach, Florida, BANNON, 66, of Washington, D.C., BADOLATO, 56, of Sarasota, Florida, and SHEA, 49, of Castle Rock, Colorado, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants would be determined by the judge. 

 Ms. Strauss praised the outstanding investigative work of the USPIS and the Special Agents of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She also thanked the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida for their assistance. 

 The case is being handled by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Nicolas Roos, Alison G. Moe, and Robert B. Sobelman are in charge of the prosecution. The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Abbco Tower Fire: WATCH skyscraper in UAE city of Sharjah going up in flames

This is an INSANE fire that took place today at the Abbco Tower in the city of Shariah. This footage is from the BBC. I always fear high rise fires, and this one is catastrophic. Congrats to fellow journalist Vicky Kapur Executive Editor of the Khaleej Times @Khaleejtimes for the above Tweets.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Congressional candidate Eric Early debuts new national cable rdio show taking direct aim at his opponent Rep. Adam "Shifty" Schiff

Eric Early and Randy Economy right after his new national cable radio network.
US Congressional Candidate Eric Early debuted his new national cable satellite radio show on Saturday in Los Angeles. The one hour fast paced program is produced by Cable Radio Network (CRN) and is being called "Eric Early: From the Belly of the Beast."

Early is a finished second in a pack June Primary and earned the right to take on the controversial entrenched incumbent Schiff in the November General Election in California's 28th Congressional District.

In the weeks to follow, Early will continue to expose Schiff as well as other "swamp monsters" who have consumed Beltway politics in our national capital for the past two decades.

So...take a listen.

BTW....I am thrilled to be riding shotgun on this show and everyone needs to get engaged in THIS MOVEMENT to CHANGE CONGRESS and to FINALLY PUT ADAM SCHIFF into rertirment.
  

Sunday, March 29, 2020

SUNDAY UPDATE: 332 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County; 5 New Deaths Reported, 2136 Cases Total

LOS ANGELES –  On Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed five new deaths and 332 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 Five of the six deaths reported yesterday occurred in people over the age of 60, and one death was reported for an individual between 50 – 60 years old. Two of these individuals, including the person between 50-60 years old, did not have any reported underlying health conditions.

Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 676 new cases. To date, Public Health has identified 2136 cases across all areas of LA County, including 37 deaths.

Upon further investigation, one case reported earlier was not a LA County resident.

As of Sunday, oday, 453 people positive for COVID-19 (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized. Current Health Officer Orders prohibit any public or private gatherings or events and temporarily close all beaches and hiking trails throughout the entire County.

Only essential business remain open, and individuals are asked to stay home except to obtain essential goods or services. Health Officer Orders will continue through April 19.

 “Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of individuals who have died. I ask that everyone please do your part to not infect others or become infected yourself by adhering to the public health directives and practicing social distancing,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director.

“More than ever, it is crucial that we practice social distancing, and if we are sick, even with mild illness, make every effort to self-isolate from others for at least 7 days and 3 more days after being symptom free. Everyone should make plans for how you will manage in case you need to self-isolate or self-quarantine. Those who have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days. If we all commit ourselves to stay home, stay away from others when sick, and stay 6 feet apart when out, we will save lives. "

Public Health has issued the following guidance for people with mild illness during this time of increased spread: If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days and until 72 hours after being fever and symptom free.

Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick. Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov. Please see the locations were cases have occurred:

Laboratory Confirmed Cases
2136
-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)
2038
-- Long Beach
88
-- Pasadena
10
Deaths
37
-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)
36
-- Long Beach
1
-- Pasadena
0
Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

-  0 to 17
34
-  18 to 40
812
-  41 to 65
797
-  over 65
395
Hospitalization

-  Hospitalized (Ever)
453
CITY / COMMUNITY**

City of Agoura Hills
9
City of Alhambra
10
City of Arcadia
9
City of Artesia
--
City of Avalon
0
City of Azusa
2
City of Baldwin Park
0
City of Bell
6
City of Bell Gardens
1
City of Bellflower
14
City of Beverly Hills
24
City of Bradbury
0
City of Burbank
19
City of Calabasas
10
City of Carson
28
City of Cerritos
4
City of Claremont
1
City of Commerce
0
City of Compton
11
City of Covina
6
City of Cudahy
--
City of Culver City
9
City of Diamond Bar
3
City of Downey
19
City of Duarte
--
City of El Monte
0
City of El Segundo
--
City of Gardena
6
City of Glendale
46
City of Glendora
6
City of Hawaiian Gardens
--
City of Hawthorne
11
City of Hermosa Beach
6
City of Hidden Hills
0
City of Huntington Park
2
City of Industry
0
City of Inglewood
20
City of Irwindale
0
City of La Canada Flintridge
7
City of La Habra Heights
0
City of La Mirada
7
City of La Puente
3
City of La Verne
1
City of Lakewood
12
City of Lancaster
23
City of Lawndale
4
City of Lomita
--
City of Long Beach
0
City of Lynwood
14
City of Malibu
--
City of Manhattan Beach
27
City of Maywood
4
City of Monrovia
4
City of Montebello
4
City of Monterey Park
5
City of Norwalk
12
City of Palmdale
7
City of Palos Verdes Estates
14
City of Paramount
6
City of Pasadena
0
City of Pico Rivera
5
City of Pomona
4
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
8
City of Redondo Beach
29
City of Rolling Hills
0
City of Rolling Hills Estates
--
City of Rosemead
2
City of San Dimas
3
City of San Fernando
--
City of San Gabriel
6
City of San Marino
--
City of Santa Clarita
38
City of Santa Fe Springs
0
City of Santa Monica
41
City of Sierra Madre
0
City of Signal Hill
--
City of South El Monte
0
City of South Gate
12
City of South Pasadena
5
City of Temple City
2
City of Torrance
34
City of Vernon
0
City of Walnut
3
City of West Covina
6
City of West Hollywood
52
City of Westlake Village
0
City of Whittier
8
Los Angeles
1020
Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie
--
Los Angeles - Alsace
--
Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest
0
Los Angeles - Angelino Heights
0
Los Angeles - Arleta
5
Los Angeles - Atwater Village
--
Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills
9
Los Angeles - Bel Air
9
Los Angeles - Beverly Crest
18
Los Angeles - Beverlywood
11
Los Angeles - Boyle Heights
10
Los Angeles - Brentwood
33
Los Angeles - Brookside
0
Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning
0
Los Angeles - Canoga Park
3
Los Angeles - Carthay
13
Los Angeles - Central
4
Los Angeles - Century City
8
Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove
8
Los Angeles - Chatsworth
8
Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills
--
Los Angeles - Chinatown
0
Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran
--
Los Angeles - Country Club Park
--
Los Angeles - Crenshaw District
--
Los Angeles - Crestview
11
Los Angeles - Del Rey
12
Los Angeles - Downtown
10
Los Angeles - Eagle Rock
8
Los Angeles - East Hollywood
6
Los Angeles - Echo Park
--
Los Angeles - El Sereno
3
Los Angeles - Elysian Park
--
Los Angeles - Elysian Valley
--
Los Angeles - Encino
27
Los Angeles - Exposition
0
Los Angeles - Exposition Park
4
Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights
0
Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square
0
Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone
6
Los Angeles - Glassell Park
7
Los Angeles - Gramercy Place
--
Los Angeles - Granada Hills
8
Los Angeles - Green Meadows
--
Los Angeles - Hancock Park
18
Los Angeles - Harbor City
2
Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway
4
Los Angeles - Harbor Pines
0
Los Angeles - Harvard Heights
--
Los Angeles - Harvard Park
2
Los Angeles - Highland Park
8
Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown
0
Los Angeles - Hollywood
44
Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills
24
Los Angeles - Hyde Park
4
Los Angeles - Jefferson Park
0
Los Angeles - Koreatown
10
Los Angeles - Lafayette Square
--
Los Angeles - Lake Balboa
8
Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace
--
Los Angeles - Leimert Park
--
Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights
2
Los Angeles - Little Armenia
0
Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh
4
Los Angeles - Little Tokyo
--
Los Angeles - Longwood
0
Los Angeles - Los Feliz
8
Los Angeles - Manchester Square
--
Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon
--
Los Angeles - Mar Vista
9
Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula
--
Los Angeles - Melrose
71
Los Angeles - Mid-city
9
Los Angeles - Miracle Mile
9
Los Angeles - Mission Hills
5
Los Angeles - Mt. Washington
--
Los Angeles - North Hills
6
Los Angeles - North Hollywood
30
Los Angeles - Northridge
8
Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades
15
Los Angeles - Pacoima
3
Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands
--
Los Angeles - Palms
20
Los Angeles - Panorama City
6
Los Angeles - Park La Brea
--
Los Angeles - Pico-Union
4
Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey
--
Los Angeles - Playa Vista
5
Los Angeles - Porter Ranch
6
Los Angeles - Rancho Park
--
Los Angeles - Regent Square
0
Los Angeles - Reseda
13
Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch
--
Los Angeles - Reynier Village
--
Los Angeles - San Pedro
10
Los Angeles - Shadow Hills
--
Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks
27
Los Angeles - Silverlake
16
Los Angeles - South Carthay
6
Los Angeles - South Park
4
Los Angeles - St Elmo Village
0
Los Angeles - Studio City
14
Los Angeles - Sun Valley
6
Los Angeles - Sunland
--
Los Angeles - Sycamore Square
0
Los Angeles - Sylmar
15
Los Angeles - Tarzana
23
Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry
5
Los Angeles - Thai Town
--
Los Angeles - Toluca Lake
--
Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace
0
Los Angeles - Toluca Woods
0
Los Angeles - Tujunga
3
Los Angeles - University Hills
0
Los Angeles - University Park
5
Los Angeles - Valley Glen
4
Los Angeles - Valley Village
18
Los Angeles - Van Nuys
7
Los Angeles - Venice
17
Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls
--
Los Angeles - Vermont Square
--
Los Angeles - Vermont Vista
5
Los Angeles - Vernon Central
3
Los Angeles - Victoria Park
--
Los Angeles - View Heights
--
Los Angeles - Watts
2
Los Angeles - Wellington Square
0
Los Angeles - West Adams
7
Los Angeles - West Hills
6
Los Angeles - West Los Angeles
18
Los Angeles - West Vernon
8
Los Angeles - Westchester
17
Los Angeles - Westlake
5
Los Angeles - Westwood
22
Los Angeles - Wholesale District
12
Los Angeles - Wilmington
10
Los Angeles - Wilshire Center
5
Los Angeles - Winnetka
9
Los Angeles - Woodland Hills
19
Unincorporated - Acton
0
Unincorporated - Agua Dulce
0
Unincorporated - Altadena
10
Unincorporated - Anaverde
0
Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest
0
Unincorporated - Arcadia
0
Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont
7
Unincorporated - Athens Village
0
Unincorporated - Avocado Heights
0
Unincorporated - Azusa
0
Unincorporated - Bandini Islands
0
Unincorporated - Bassett
0
Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon
0
Unincorporated - Bradbury
0
Unincorporated - Canyon Country
--
Unincorporated - Castaic
4
Unincorporated - Cerritos
0
Unincorporated - Charter Oak
0
Unincorporated - Claremont
0
Unincorporated - Covina
--
Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)
0
Unincorporated - Del Aire
0
Unincorporated - Del Rey
0
Unincorporated - Del Sur
0
Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands
0
Unincorporated - Duarte
0
Unincorporated - East Covina
0
Unincorporated - East La Mirada
0
Unincorporated - East Lancaster
0
Unincorporated - East Los Angeles
9
Unincorporated - East Pasadena
0
Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez
0
Unincorporated - East Whittier
--
Unincorporated - El Camino Village
0
Unincorporated - El Monte
0
Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake
0
Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone
0
Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon
0
Unincorporated - Glendora
0
Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights
2
Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway
0
Unincorporated - Hawthorne
--
Unincorporated - Hi Vista
0
Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons
0
Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose
0
Unincorporated - La Habra Heights
0
Unincorporated - La Rambla
--
Unincorporated - La Verne
--
Unincorporated - Ladera Heights
--
Unincorporated - Lake Hughes
0
Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles
0
Unincorporated - Lake Manor
0
Unincorporated - Lakewood
0
Unincorporated - Lennox
5
Unincorporated - Leona Valley
0
Unincorporated - Littlerock
0
Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills
0
Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom
0
Unincorporated - Llano
0
Unincorporated - Long Beach
0
Unincorporated - Lynwood
0
Unincorporated - Marina del Rey
--
Unincorporated - Miracle Mile
0
Unincorporated - Monrovia
--
Unincorporated - Newhall
0
Unincorporated - North Lancaster
0
Unincorporated - North Whittier
0
Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel
0
Unincorporated - Padua Hills
0
Unincorporated - Palmdale
0
Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula
0
Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano
0
Unincorporated - Pellissier Village
0
Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon
0
Unincorporated - Pomona
0
Unincorporated - Quartz Hill
--
Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez
--
Unincorporated - Roosevelt
0
Unincorporated - Rosewood
0
Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena
0
Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez
0
Unincorporated - Rowland Heights
3
Unincorporated - San Clemente Island
0
Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon
0
Unincorporated - San Jose Hills
0
Unincorporated - San Pasqual
0
Unincorporated - Sand Canyon
0
Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island
0
Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains
0
Unincorporated - Saugus
0
Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country
0
Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley
0
Unincorporated - South Edwards
0
Unincorporated - South El Monte
0
Unincorporated - South San Gabriel
0
Unincorporated - South Whittier
5
Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley
0
Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch
--
Unincorporated - Sun Village
0
Unincorporated - Sunrise Village
0
Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain
0
Unincorporated - Universal City
0
Unincorporated - Val Verde
0
Unincorporated - Valencia
--
Unincorporated - Valinda
--
Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills
0
Unincorporated - Walnut
0
Unincorporated - Walnut Park
0
Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley
0
Unincorporated - West Carson
7
Unincorporated - West Chatsworth
0
Unincorporated - West LA
--
Unincorporated - West Puente Valley
0
Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez
0
Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos
0
Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills
0
Unincorporated - Westhills
0
Unincorporated - White Fence Farms
0
Unincorporated - Whittier
0
Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows
0
Unincorporated - Willowbrook
1
Unincorporated - Wiseburn
--
-  Under Investigation
184
                                                                                                          *These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation; one previously reported case was not in Public Health's jurisdiction.
                                                                                                          **-- means that case numbers are suppressed (between 1 and 4 cases in com