MORENO VALLEY: WARRANTS SERVED TO ELECTED OFFICIALS IN POLITICAL CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION.

Posted: April 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Investigators from Federal State and Local agencies have served a total of six search warrants within the City of Moreno Valley upon the residences of Jerome (Jerry) P. Stephens, Mayor Tom Owings, Councilmember’s Richard Stewart, Jessie Molina, Richard Stewart, Marcelo Co and Victoria Baca, developers Richard Stewart and Iddo Benzeevi and the offices of Highland Fairview and others.  For more informaton read go to MVGordie’s Blog Site.

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JESSIE MOLINA             VICTORIA BACA             RICHARD STEWART          MARCELO CO         MAYOR TOM OWINGS

Breaking story in the Press Enterprise whereby Federal Agencies, FBI, IRS and the US Attorney’s office,  are raiding the offices of high elected Moreno Valley officials, such as the Mayor,  and a developer, Iddo Benzeevi.  There is no doubt as in the Bell case, the council is ultimately responsible for the decisions they make, regardless of the their City Attorney or City Manager tells them, and these two know that.  The real puppeteers of the operation is the City Manager, in this case, Henry Garcia, they know exactly what is happening in the City.  Now, with former Riverside City Manager Tom De Santis, now currently director of human resources for Moreno Valley, will have to wait to see how this all plays out.

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Former Moreno Valley Councilman Bill Batey went to DA Paul Zellerbach’s office to discuss concerns regarding corruption in Moreno Valley City Hall.  We are surprised Zellerbach did anything at all, maybe it’s because it is out of the the City of Riverside.  Oh I get it, no one in Moreno Valley contributed to his campaign…  The City of Riverside needs a bit of spring cleaning, will they be next?

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Remember Riverside Council, it only takes one…

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What will the IRS find in Moreno Valley?

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  1. Scott says:

    Will Riverside be Next?? Our city may have committed conspiracy to commit fraud, mail fraud, missappropriated $70 m over sixteen years, all because of a hidden tax in our water rates. What did they gain? The $70 m payed for a big boost in their political reputations as the most intelligent, greatest city leaders in the nation. Oh yeah, free cars, free meals, free trips out of the State and many free trips to foreign countries.

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  5. Marcia Amino says:

    It’s been a long time coming. I hope that there are charges and prison for all of them and that includes the overpaid city manager hack Henry Garcia. Maybe, if these guys get booted out of office the other management members who are Friends of Henry such as Disantis, etc. can get the boot too. It’s like MoVal is a welfare source for crooks, in my opinion. Sigh Love your blog here, you have great info and Riverside looks have some of their own issues. I wonder, doesn’t anywhere have honest people elected to office?

  6. First of all, you need a Bill Batey pointed out in the PE as concerned about Mo Val corruption and you don’t have one at City Hall right now. You have some internalized bitching and moaning about not wanting to do unethical behavior where people who are the sounding boards are used as pressure relief valves to cleanse these politicians of any residual guilt they might feel about what they’re privy to or actually doing. That and being ethical and doing the right thing are NOT the same thing.

    You need a recent and hotly contested election cycle to rile up passions between opposing candidates knowing there will be a winner and a loser in the November cycle. And nothing can be more contentious than a long-time incumbent losing his power including by proxy. There was some turnover in the power structure except for Richard Stewart though one of the “newest” had to be powerful as a newbie to broker enough votes to be selected mayor pro tem as Mo Valley doesn’t elect its mayor. That takes some doing.

    Look at the timing of when his concerns allegedly made their way to Zellerbach’s office. Last December when his wife lost her bid to replace him to Victoria Baca and he lost his assembly bid to Jose Medina. He’s got nothing to lose at this point, which is a good time to develop a conscience if that’s the case. Maybe he was always worried but felt more vulnerable earlier.

    Sketchers is being handled by a developer and the city council goes through some turnover in the past several election cycles including by candidates financed by this developer’s firm. Sketchers being a warehouse project which shipped in most of its labor from Ontario and generated the usual concerns by neighbors about health hazards with traffic in and out of it is going to be a lightning rod for scrutiny by very motivated and politically astute individuals. So this all is going to attract attention if someone files a complaint. It’d be interesting if Batey’s concerns as a former elected were enough to make the situation eligible for state comptroller involvement. Riverside’s leadership has been smart enough for the most part let the surrounding cities do most of the warehousing and to defuse other “hot” issues when they arise fostering what MLK, jr. called a “negative peace.”

    One of the major monopolies (not a developer) in Riverside uses the same playbook in different cities in the I.E. and also L.A. County to further its own operations. One elected representative on the dais knows which company that is using this playbook. So does its main competition. And federal and state laws are possibly being violated though an investigation is needed to determine that.

    As far as Zellerbach’s office…

    An interesting question would be to do a compare and contrast of endorsements between the current DA and political candidates both successful and those who weren’t in the past several election cycles with the city of Riverside. I’m glad that public integrity in his office finally showed some activity so we know it’s not just an assignment for working on your golf handicap. The job it does is so critically important but one of the most difficult and anyone who does this type of work should be respected for it but that respect needs to be earned. The one deal he thought “highly suspicious” is still outstanding with six years remaining. Nothing personal against the guy. He’s done a lot of good things during some very turbulent times in the city’s history but I guess this is one reason I don’t feel like the county prosecutor should necessarily be elected. on the not so cynical side, there’s always that sticky issue of having to recuse an entire office of tax paid resources from certain investigations and prosecutions where it has primary or sole jurisdiction.

  7. judy says:

    It is interesting that the press enterprise is so quick to highlight problems and illegal actions of other cities surrounding Riverside, but not pursue the problems and illegal actions of the elected’s here in our own city! Take a good look people!!! We have been bamboozled to the bank. They sit up there every Tuesday night and do nothing but pat each others back. To illegally and knowingly take money transfers from water to the general fund, for the use of what ever they want, for the last 16 years, is an insult to all citizens here in Riverside. They would like you to believe that this money has been spent for your safety and other city services to benefit you! Take a good look at what is going on around you! Find out for yourselves where your city dollars are going. If they elected and High ranking officials in this city are willing to break the law, We the citizens should be willing to ask the questions and should ask our press “why aren’t you doing the investigative work and reporting that is expected of you.!!!!

  8. The PE didn’t need other cities or RDA to help them get office space and I don’t think they need other city’s publicly owned utilities to via the city council approve discounted utility rates for them as happened in Riverside in April 2000. At least one prior publisher was appointed to the Charter Review Committee and another recently tried and failed to get on that committee. That surprised me only b/c I thought their greater obligation would be reporting what a committee does or doesn’t do rather than trying to influence it.

    There was a rumor floating around about a meeting with the mayor, some elected officials and city manager with the publisher and editorial board in 2010 on how to “soften” the whole Leach, guns, badges etc. miss. Maybe true, maybe not. I do know with the latter story just how hard it was to get ANYTHING about it in the press once the hardworking reporter wrote the story. If there hadn’t been competition out there, I doubt that story would have ever seen the light of day.

  9. In addition have you noticed how many ex-PE reporters hold PIO or PR jobs with Riverside County or other cities? At least half a dozen or so. So to what extent do you have to be careful not to burn your bridges by being too good at your job?

  10. judy says:

    Point taken! I guess it depends on where your loyalties lie ( as far as not burning your bridges!) I have found in life that those “Bridges, that you are afraid to burn” usually go up in flames at some point and you loose them anyway. DOING THE RIGHT THING is always the hardest of our choices. I admire those who stay true to what good reporting is all about. Unfortunately I saw first hand this year “evil at it’s best” ! Something I would not wish on anyone else in this city, however the evil going on at city hall involves all it’s citizens not just myself, the press included. It is many good reporters who have broken news stories that have changed this nation. All I’m saying is ” Moreno vrs Riverside”, is much bigger that the stories being written.

  11. c.johnson says:

    Please look into the matter of Carmen Cabuloy. A poor grandmother who has no prior convictions and is taking care of her disabled granddaughter. She was put in jail on 6-5-2013 and given a high bail amount of $100,000.00 for a false charge of Felony. The moreno valley police along with gail gates of the section 8 program is attempting to make a example of her case for others. Carmen needs all the help she can receive. It would be a burden on society if they were to jail Carmen and place her disabled granddaughter in protective care. The child needs 24-hour care. Carmen is a real good person and did not deserve to be arrested for what someone has done. (951-902-7045) Case No. SWNo.05291309

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