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Pelosi's Disclosure Belated in Husband's Land Deal
The Washington Times ^ | 10-10-2011 | Chuck Neubauer

Posted on 10/10/2011 9:40:15 PM PDT by CWSNTEXAS

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband, a real estate developer and investment banker, stands to make millions of dollars in a previously undisclosed residential real estate project in California as a partner with the father of a woman Mrs. Pelosi helped become ambassador to Hungary, records show.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crook; cultureofcorruption; paytoplay; pelosi

1 posted on 10/10/2011 9:40:22 PM PDT by CWSNTEXAS
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To: CWSNTEXAS

Man- this is certainly a shocker. Maybe “Occupy Wall Street” should try occupying Nancy’s place.


2 posted on 10/10/2011 9:42:08 PM PDT by CWSNTEXAS (Am I'm the ONLY Conservative Jew in America? What's wrong with you other schmucks?)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

I wonder what the fleabaggers think about this.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 9:47:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: CWSNTEXAS
** DemocRAT 'Culture of Corruption' BOTOX PING!!!! ***
4 posted on 10/10/2011 9:50:12 PM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

Cronyism for me.

Food stamps for thee.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 9:53:02 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

I take it that this is on top of the 60% increase in wealth that Nancy reported last year.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 9:57:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

This is not the only covert real estate deal Pelosi and her crook husband have been involved in. They were buying up land in San Francisco that they apparently knew the govt was going to buy later on. I think they got scared off this effort when it was uncovered.

Understand their vineyards don’t hire union labor.
Same thing her husband did on one of the Pacific islands (possibly Guam) re not paying decent wages to tuna canners.

Nancy Pelosi lied when she said that she and the Democrats were “going to drain the swamp of corruption” in D.C.

SHe meant that she “was going to fill the swamp of corruption in DC to overflow capacity”.

this woman belongs in jail, yesterday, along with her husband and apparently her son, a budding crony crook.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 10:01:05 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: CWSNTEXAS
We are a nation of laws. Put Pelosi in the Slammer.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 10:04:36 PM PDT by garjog
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To: CWSNTEXAS

Pelosi had here net worth go up over 60% last year.

While we peons are going broke.

Now I know why.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 10:09:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Mark Levin was talking about this psycho bitch from hell last night, how her son was on the list to be laid off when Ms Crony here interceded. The hypocrisy of this woman is in the stratosphere and I wish to God they had a Constitutional requirement for random drug tests of Congress because without a doubt this bitch would explode the test tube, her eyes bugging out of her skull half the time and the manical speech. This broad is lit more times than Whitney Houstons crackpipe in a hurricane.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 10:25:11 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Mark Levin was talking about this psycho bitch from hell last night, how her son was on the list to be laid off when Ms Crony here interceded. The hypocrisy of this woman is in the stratosphere and I wish to God they had a Constitutional requirement for random drug tests of Congress because without a doubt this bitch would explode the test tube, her eyes bugging out of her skull half the time and the manical speech. This broad is lit more times than Whitney Houstons crackpipe in a hurricane.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 10:25:46 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; All

Didn’t her brotehr or bro-in-law just get a half billion Solyndra typ eloan on Sep/30, the last day the law perm itted such loans?


12 posted on 10/10/2011 10:25:54 PM PDT by FARS (.Be healthy, happy and thrive,)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; All

Didn’t her brotehr or bro-in-law just get a half billion Solyndra typ eloan on Sep/30, the last day the law perm itted such loans?


13 posted on 10/10/2011 10:26:04 PM PDT by FARS (.Be healthy, happy and thrive,)
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To: FormerACLUmember

60% during a financial crisis and a recession. Think they’ll be an investigation? Naaaah, and if some Repubs do get the nuts to demand it, we can expect she will get the tremendously cruel punishment that she gave to Rangel; Namely a *gasp* censure.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 10:31:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: maggief; onyx; penelopesire; SE Mom; rodguy911; RedMDer; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; Danae; kristinn

Think this might need more digging, maggie .. ;)


15 posted on 10/10/2011 10:32:29 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

She should be in leg irons.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 10:42:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

She should be in leg irons.


17 posted on 10/10/2011 10:42:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

Maybe a FR member could make a couple hundred copies and hand them out to the “grass root” Occupy wall street protesters. Never mind. They wouldn’t know who Nancy was.


18 posted on 10/10/2011 10:46:46 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: garjog; All

She apparently took advantage of a legal loophole. If you own an S corporation that in turn owns an asset, you are only required to show the corporation as an asset — not assets owned by the corporation. I don’t know if it’s trivial or not for a stranger to drill down into the corporation’s property without explicitly requiring disclosure of such assets. But if the law needs to be fixed, we should hardly blame Nancy Pelosi for following the old law in the meantime.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 10:48:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: CWSNTEXAS
You mean the "We will have the most ethical congress ever and we will drain the swamp"
That Nancy?
20 posted on 10/11/2011 1:37:24 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: CWSNTEXAS

You mean to tell me Pelosi is a crook? I’m shocked!!!


21 posted on 10/11/2011 4:03:57 AM PDT by wesagain
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To: Moonman62

Pelosi has WEALTH!!!??

You mean like, FILTHY CAPITALIST DOLLARS!!?

I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you. I thought true liberals never touch the stuff!

;^)


22 posted on 10/11/2011 4:12:28 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: STARWISE; onyx; penelopesire; SE Mom; rodguy911; RedMDer; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; Danae; kristinn

What a web ...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/10/pelosis-disclosure-belated-in-husbands-land-deal/?page=2

CAPTION:

STATE DEPARTMENT Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, longtime friend of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left), was sworn in as ambassador to Hungary in January, 2010 by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (second from right). Also in attendance were her father, Angelo Tsakopoulos, (holding Bible) and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Mrs. Pelosi’s husband, Paul, is a longtime business associate of Mr. Tsakopoulos.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/19/envoy-had-business-ties-to-pelosis-husband/

Envoy had business ties to Pelosi ‘s husband - Critics say speaker should have told of link
Washington Times, The (DC) - Monday, April 19, 2010
Author: Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , the most powerful woman in Congress, proudly sang the praises of her longtime friend and major Democratic donor Eleni Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis during the California real estate developer’s confirmation hearing in November as U.S. ambassador to Hungary.

“My husband and I are here as friends of the family and admirers of the Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis family,” she told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the Nov. 18 hearing. “I salute her for her patriotism and for all that she will bring to this position.”

What the 12-term California Democrat didn’t say was that her husband, Paul Pelosi Sr., a California-based investment banker, has made more than $1 million as part of a business relationship with the new ambassador’s father, Angelo Tsakopoulos , that dates back nearly 20 years.

While ambassadorships often are part of a “spoils system” that rewards big donors and the politically well-connected, the Pelosis’ relationship with Mr. Tsakopoulos goes well beyond the business-as-usual label.

Since 1991, Mr. Pelosi ‘s real estate partnership investments with Mr. Tsakopoulos have netted him between $1.4 million and $9 million, according to Mrs. Pelosi ‘s personal financial disclosure statements. In 1993, Mrs. Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis joined the business, AKT Development Corp., which was founded by her father, becoming its president in 1997.

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Mr. Pelosi acknowledged that he and the ambassador’s father have been friends since the 1970s and that he had invested in several partnerships with him, adding that “some did great. Some went bust.” He called Mr. Tsakopoulos an “ethical partner” who has been “enormously successful.”

Mr. Tsakopoulos did not respond to questions e-mailed to an official of his firm as requested.

Mrs. Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis declined to comment. She and her husband, Markos Kounalakis, former president of Washington Monthly, have donated $438,880 to federal candidates and committees since 1989 with 95 percent going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). Most of the donations were in her name.

Mrs. Pelosi ‘s House financial disclosure statements show that since 1991, Mr. Pelosi has invested in at least four real estate deals with AKT Development. He held interest in two AKT partnerships at the end of 2008, according to the financial disclosure forms.

The CRP, a research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks money in politics and the effect of money and lobbying activity on elections and public policy, ranked Mrs. Pelosi as the 13th wealthiest member of the House in 2008, thanks in large part to her husband’s investments. CRP put the couple’s net worth at $31.3 million.

President Obama nominated Mrs. Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis as ambassador to Hungary in October, with the White House describing her in a statement as a “businesswoman, civic leader and philanthropist,” saying she had “spearheaded major projects that are now home to thousands of families.” The statement said she had “worked tirelessly on public policy issues both locally and nationally.”

Like his predecessors, Mr. Obama has rewarded major political fundraisers with ambassadorships - nearly all of whom raised significant amounts of money for his presidential campaign.

But the Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis nomination was an unusual choice in that she was not an Obama fundraiser, but a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign bundler in the 2008 presidential race, who pledged to raise at least $100,000. She has raised more than $1 million for Mrs. Clinton since the former first lady’s race for the U.S. Senate in 2000.

A November CRP study said Mr. Obama appointed 26 bundlers from the 2008 campaign to ambassadorships - 24 of whom had raised money for him. Only two raised money for others - Mrs. Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, now ambassador to China, who raised at least $100,000 for Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate.

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http://callcenterinfo.tmcnet.com/news/2006/03/12/1449870.htm
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Towering over the landscape - Starting from humble roots, developer Angelo Tsakopoulos has built an empire

Sacramento Bee, The (CA) - Sunday, March 12, 2006
Author: Mary Lynne Vellinga / ; Bee Staff Writer

EXCERPTS

Environmentalists respond that developers such as Tsakopoulos are required to provide land for habitat mitigation. And they scoff at the notion of him as a conservationist, given the thousands of acres of open space he has converted to subdivisions.

John Hopkins, president of the Institute for Ecological Health in Davis, cited the private university Tsakopoulos seeks to build in Placer County as an example of how the developer entices communities to go along with more growth.

“He didn’t give land inside an urban boundary, he gave land outside an urban boundary,” Hopkins said. “In my mind, that’s nothing but another attempt to open up more land for development.”

Vicki Lee, conservation chair of the Sierra Club’s Sacramento chapter, doesn’t know Tsakopoulos well. But he looms large in her life as an opponent who has regularly outmaneuvered her when it comes to persuading elected officials how to proceed with community planning.

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Tsakopoulos is contending now with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers over his proposal to move a portion of Morrison Creek under power lines to make way for a town center. The agencies intend to make the creek part of a wetlands preserve running through the Sunrise Douglas portion of Rancho Cordova.

Tsakopoulos ‘ property sits in the middle of the planned preserve.

Paul Jones, a scientist with the U.S. EPA’s Region 9, said the 13 other significant landowners in Sunrise Douglas made changes to accommodate the preserve, but Tsakopoulos is unwilling to do so.

He said representatives of his agency and others involved in the dispute met with Tsakopoulos and his lawyers four times between October 2004 and January 2005 in an effort to resolve the issue. Jones said he could think of no other landowner with whom the agencies had met so many times to try to reach a compromise.

“We got absolutely nowhere,” Jones said.

To move the creek, Tsakopoulos needs a permit from the Corps of Engineers. Internal corps memos obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act show that Tsakopoulos enlisted high-powered help to intervene with the agency. He invited U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, to town and gave him a tour of the property. Thompson’s office then sought more information from the corps about the status of the Rancho Cordova project, as well as another disputed project involving land Tsakopoulos owns in Elk Grove.

In a flurry of memos, corps staff discussed how they would prepare for a March 1, 2005, meeting between Brig. Gen. Joe Schroedel, commander of the Corps of Engineers’ South Pacific Division, and Thompson and Tsakopoulos to discuss the disputes.

Following the meeting, according to a summary produced by Michael Jewell, then chief regulator in the corps’ Sacramento office, Schroedel agreed to “work with AKT and Rep. Thompson on these projects” and to keep both Thompson and Sen. Feinstein apprised of their status.

In May 2005, Thompson received $21,000 in campaign contributions from Tsakopoulos and his children.

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http://articles.sfgate.com/2004-07-28/entertainment/17435251_1_washington-monthly-american-dream-markos-kounalakis/4

Markos Kounalakis has covered lots of hot spots. His new beats: publishing, philanthropy, family.
San Francisco Chronicle (CA) - Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Author: Jane Ganahl

EXCERPT

Kounalakis spends about a week each month in D.C. for the Washington Monthly, which is based there. It was about four years ago that he swooped in and saved the 35-year-old, left-wing vanguard from extinction. An avid fan of the Monthly for decades, Kounalakis notes that it has routinely broken stories picked up by the national media. In fact, Time magazine has pronounced it “must reading at the White House and on Capitol Hill.”

“First there was an infusion of money, and then we reorganized a bit, brought in a development director. And she’s done a terrific job — making a direct appeal for donations and subscriptions. Our budget is now covered; in fact, it’s doubled. We’ve gotten some foundation grants, and then there have been people giving us big sums! It’s been pretty unbelievable. We’re getting checks for $1,000 over the transom from this direct appeal. Everything from a $10 check to $1,000.”

And he’s raised the wages of the writers there from a slave-labor $12,000 a year, to a semirespectable $21,000, with hopes that the magazine will be able to pay more as things continue to improve. Kounalakis notes that some of the alumni from the Washington Monthly boot camp include Pulitzer Prize- winning reporter Katherine Boo, Slate founder Michael Kinsley and Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter.

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HOMES ON THE RANGE IN FOLSOM - HUGE RUSSELL RANCH PROJECT ANNOUNCED
The Sacramento Bee - Tuesday, September 17, 1996
Author: Bob Walter Bee Staff Writer
An Arizona development company hopes to have model homes open next summer at Russell Ranch in Folsom, a 1,738-acre community proposed to include both a public golf course and a private country club, company officials said Monday

Russell Ranch also is zoned to include 3,753 houses, multifamily residential projects, schools, parks, open space and commercial property north of Highway 50 and south of Folsom Lake on the Sacramento-El Dorado county line.

Paradigm Communities Inc. of Scottsdale will be master developer of the mixed-use project for BGP of Irvine, Tex., a fund manager for Ivy League universities, banks, pension and profit-sharing funds that bought the property last week from Frederic L. Dame Inc. of San Ramon.

The price was not revealed, but sources said BGP paid $35 million. When Dame Construction Co. bought the property for some $55 million in early 1989 - from the Russell Ranch partnership, which included Folsom rancher Dan Russell and Sacramento investors and developers Angelo Tsakopoulos and William Cummings - it was considered the largest land deal in Sacramento County history.

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BUILDER LINKED TO LOAN POINTS FINGER AT TSAKOPOULOS
SACRAMENTO BEE - Wednesday, November 25, 1987
Author: Jim Lewis Bee Staff Writer
Sacramento developer William C. Cummings told a county grand jury that Angelo K. Tsakopoulos was the source of $110,000 that allegedly was used to secretly pay off a loan to former county Supervisor William M. Bryan.

According to transcripts released this week, Cummings testified Aug. 31 in connection with the grand jury’s investigation of Bryan’s financial affairs.

That criminal probe has relied heavily on an investigation by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission, which has alleged that Sacramento developer Tsakopoulos was the secret source who repaid $256,700 in loans for Bryan, who retired in 1986.

The FPPC has accused Bryan in a $3 million civil suit of failing to disclose the loans or their sources in his financial disclosure statements. That suit also alleges that $110,000 of the loan was repaid after it was passed from Tsakopoulos to Cummings to real estate agent James Cobain to mortgage broker Frank Pereira. Bryan had borrowed the money from Pereira.

According to the grand jury transcript, Cummings testified that a $110,000 transaction between him and Tsakopoulos was entered on Tsakopoulos’ books as a loan to Cummings at 13 percent interest — even though Tsakopoulos owed him more than $700,000 at the time. Tsakopoulos and Cummings have been partners in many real estate ventures.

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DEVELOPER LOSES ENVIRONMENTAL CASE - TSAKOPOULOS FINED UP TO $1.5 MILLION FOR DEEP PLOWING
The Sacramento Bee - Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Author: Denny Walsh Bee Staff Writer
Angelo Tsakopoulos committed 358 violations of federal environmental law by “deep ripping” ranch land near Galt, and the prominent developer must pay a fine of up to $1.5 million, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/tsakopoulos_loses_battle_in_a_ti.htm

Tsakopoulos loses battle in a tie vote: Fine is affirmed in wetlands case

December 17, 2002

By David Whitney — Bee Washington Bureau

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it was deadlocked 4-4 on a wetlands case involving developer Angelo Tsakopoulos, and thus affirmed a lower-court ruling fining him $500,000 for plowing two acres of wetlands in a south Sacramento County vineyard.

The decision came less than a week after the high court heard oral arguments in the case, closely watched by environmental and development interests because it challenged the government’s authority to regulate farm plowing under the Clean Water Act.

The even split on the nine-member Supreme Court came after Justice Anthony Kennedy, a law professor at Sacramento’s McGeorge School of Law before joining the high court, recused himself because he is acquainted with Tsakopoulos.

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http://www.allvoices.com/news/5083005-limits-campaign-court

CAMPAIGN FINANCE - Landmark ruling reshapes U.S. political landscape - CONTROLLING SPECIAL-INTEREST MONEY JUST GOT TOUGHER FOR STATE OFFICIALS
Sacramento Bee, The (CA) - Friday, January 22, 2010
Author: Kevin Yamamura ; kyamamura@sacbee.com
* Supreme Court sweeps away limits on pre-election spending by big business and unions

* The decision affects California, could have an impact on U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s re-election race

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday removing decades-old campaign limits on corporations and labor unions could boost special-interest spending in a handful of competitive California races this year, most notably Sen. Barbara Boxer’s re-election contest.

Campaigns for state offices are unaffected, because California already allows companies and unions to spend unlimited amounts independently to help candidates. But the decision ensures that the state will find it even more difficult to rein in such spending.

In a 5-4 decision, the court’s conservative majority said Thursday that existing federal rules governing corporate contributions violate free-speech rights established by the First Amendment.

“The government may regulate corporate political speech through disclaimer and disclosure requirements, but it may not suppress that speech altogether,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority.

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From 2001 to 2008, donors spent $100 million on California independent expenditures, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission, which regulates campaign finance.

The largest expenditure was $9.9 million for former Treasurer Phil Angelides in his 2006 Democratic primary race for governor. Two Angelides friends, developers Angelo K. Tsakopoulos and Eleni Tsakopoulos -Kounalakis, gave $8.7 million, while the California Teachers Association added $1 million. The money helped Angelides defeat multimillionaire then-Controller Steve Westly.

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JUDGE WOULDN’T EVEN JAYWALK, FRIENDS SAY
SACRAMENTO BEE - Thursday, November 12, 1987
Author: Chris Bowman and Richard Abrams Bee Staff Writers
He seems almost too good to be true, this one-time altar boy Anthony McLeod Kennedy.

EXCERPT

Kennedy and his wife, Mary, a third-grade teacher at Golden Empire School in Sacramento, live in the house in which he grew up near William Land Park.

The couple’s eldest son, Justin, 23, recently graduated from Stanford University. He works for Riverwest Development of Sacramento, operated by Phil Angelides, a former aide to Sacramento developer Angelo K. Tsakopoulos.

(NO LINK)

KENNEDY MEETS REAGAN, PASSES FBI TEST
SACRAMENTO BEE - Wednesday, November 11, 1987
Author: John Johnson Bee Washington Bureau

EXCERPT

Kennedy’s oldest son, Justin, was already in Washington Tuesday night and was expected to be there for the rest of the week, according to his employer, Sacramento ‘s AKT Development.

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http://biggovernment.com/pkerpen/2009/09/17/sham-angelides-commission-will-protect-acorn/

Sham Angelides Commission Will Protect ACORN
by Phil Kerpen

Congress’s official investigation into the financial crisis, the so-called Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, will convene its first meeting today. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked chairman of the commission Phil Angelides, has deep ties to radical left-wing politics, including the Van Jones-connected Apollo Alliance, which he chairs, and ACORN, which is an Apollo member and endorsed and actively supported his gubernatorial campaign. His selection proves the commission will be a politicized attempt to advance a left-wing agenda through a revisionist history of the financial crisis. It also assures that ACORN and other community organizers who forced banks to make reckless loans in the name of affordable housing will be let off the hook.

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http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/breaking_the_obama_code_the_gr.html

Although Angelides lost to Schwarzenegger, he received a campaign donation from Paul Pelosi (Nancy’s husband). In January 2009, Angelides delivered billions in stimulus money for Apollo’s big “new” green revolution initiative. First unveiled at a 2006 Conference co- sponsored with Bob Borosage, Angelides’ friend from Jesse Jackson’s campaign, Apollo’s green revolution-themed conference featured Kerry, Edwards, Dean, Obama, and others vowing to take the party back from the centrist DLC.

In May 2009, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid selected Angelides to chair their Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) tasked with investigating the cause of the 2007-2010 financial crisis. The Angelides pick prompted complaints of conflicts of interest, mainly around issues like pension funds. Strangely, Angelides’ seat on the Board of the Climate Prosperity Alliance (CPA) went unmentioned.

CPA describes itself as a “global network of financiers, businesses, economic development authorities, scientists and NGO’s.” Marc Weiss, CPA Chair, served as Special Assistant to Andrew Cuomo and Henry Cisneros under Bill Clinton. CPA endorses the expansive policies of the U.N. General Assembly’s 2009 “Global Green New Deal.” CPA also advocates $1 trillion of green investments per year in order to “re-deploy assets” and solve “worldwide financial instability.”

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-tsakopoulos-cash-carries-controversy-/2006/06/04/1668344.htm

Tsakopoulos cash carries controversy

(Sacramento Bee, The (CA) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Jun. 4—Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides says it is because he is Greek American and shares similar Democratic values that developers Angelo K. Tsakopoulos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis have spent $8.7 million to advertise on his behalf this year.

But Democratic rival Steve Westly assigns more sinister motives to the contributions, suggesting the Tsakopoulos family seeks only one thing: influence over the state’s highest office.

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Angelides has been state treasurer since 1999. Before that, he worked as a Sacramento developer for 15 years. He ran Tsakopoulos’ AKT Development for two years before starting his own company, River West Developments, in 1986.

Angelides earned more than $11.6 million between 1998 and 2004, according to tax returns released by his campaign. The bulk of that income was related to private Sacramento-area land deals he made as a developer, many with Tsakopoulos as a partner.

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23 posted on 10/11/2011 6:50:46 AM PDT by maggief
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To: FARS

First reported here:

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/2784962/posts

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Investment Partners:

US Renewables Group

Good Energies

Citigroup

PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (East) LLC

(http://www.pcgfunds.com/people.html

Christopher Bower
Founder/Chairman/CEO

...

Ronald Pelosi

Mr. Pelosi brings to PCG Asset Management a distinguished career in business and public service. He has an extensive background in the securities industry, mutual funds, and private equity. He is an accomplished Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) mediator, and has served in a number of positions as a public official.

Mr. Pelosi is the President of Trenholm Associates, a consulting firm offering specialized services to companies in the financial industry. His investment firm experience includes: Senior Advisor, ReFlow Management; President, Forward Funds, diversified mutual fund group; President, Webster Investment Management Company; President, Longwood Co., member firm, NASD; Representative, Dean Witter & Company, and, Hambrecht & Quist; Board of Trustees, Pacific Corporate Group Private Equity Fund. In addition, he was a Partner of Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm.

Presently, he serves on FINRA’s national panel of mediators. Formerly, he was on the arbitration/mediation panels of the New York, American, and Pacific Coast Stock Exchanges. He was also on the American Arbitration Association roster of arbitrators.

His record of public service includes: President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; President of the San Francisco City Planning Commission; Chairman of the Board, San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System; Board of Directors, Golden Gate Highway and Transportation District, Association of Bay Area Governments, and the League of California Cities. He is currently a standing guest lecturer on Mediation for Dispute Resolution at Stanford University.

Mr. Pelosi holds a BA from Stanford University in American History.

...)

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//

http://www.privcap.com/snowsnotes/2011/04/how-did-nancy-pelosi%E2%80%99s-brother-in-law-become-no-2-at-pcg/

How Did Nancy Pelosi’s Brother-in-Law Become No. 2 at PCG?


24 posted on 10/11/2011 6:53:58 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Wow..looks like a mob family! The OWS crowd should be protesting at Pelosi’s house today..but alas they are nothing but marxist hypocrites and looters..just like Pelosi!


25 posted on 10/11/2011 9:22:43 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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