Apr 012017
 

L.A. City Attorney Denied LAX Clearance

 

US CUSTOMS DENIES LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S REQUEST FOR ACCESS TO SECURE AREAS AT LAX

FEUER APPEALS DENIAL

After being denied access in January to secure areas at Los Angeles World Airport where dozens of immigrants were unlawfully detained, City Attorney Mike Feuer applied for a security clearance provided to other law enforcement officials. This week, federal officials denied Feuer’s application. Feuer is appealing the decision.

“When the City Attorney of the nation’s second largest city cannot gain access to all areas of the airport located in his jurisdiction, something is terribly wrong,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer. “I went to LAX in January because I wanted to secure the release of the detainees. I also wanted very direct answers to basic questions. A security clearance would have provided me with access to the detainees so I could have assessed their situation and well-being.”

Feur’s appeal LINK.
US Customs letter LINK.

Visit the links above! Read the details for yourself. By all appearances, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer was illegally denied security clearance. It is troubling. Could it be a sign of things to come? The US Customs And Border Protection refusal to grant Mike Feuer full access to all areas of LAX is strangely reminiscent of martial law which strips power from ALL members and branches of government in favor of one. If Los Angeles City Attorney (a person in position of authority and a member of L.A. government!) is prevented from doing his job by US Customs And Border Protection what’s in store for the rest of us? McCarthyism? Driving restrictions?

Fight Mr. Feuer: Los Angeles belongs to us! No on travel bans. No on ICE representing itself as LAPD. No arrests in Los Angeles courthouses.

 

 

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Feb 122017
 

L.A. City Attorney Takes On Casting Fraud

 

CITY ATTORNEY FEUER TAKES ON ALLEGED PAY-TO-PLAY CASTING WORKSHOPS IN HOLLYWOOD

FIVE BUSINESSES, 25 INDIVIDUALS CHARGED FOLLOWING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION

Following an undercover investigation begun a year ago by his office, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced the filing of criminal charges to stop alleged pay-to-play casting schemes in the entertainment industry.

“As the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles continues to attract thousands of aspiring performers from across the world. Unfortunately, pay-to-play casting schemes often exploit their dreams, purely for profit,” said Feuer. “My office will continue to crack down on those who would take advantage of performers desperate for work.”

The five Complaints charge a total of 28 Defendants, including 18 casting directors, associates or assistants who were guest “instructors” at the 5 workshop businesses.

Casting Workshop businesses and casting persons named in the criminal prosecutions include:

The Actors Link – two co-owners each charged with three counts of charging for auditions and one count of failing to use contracts conforming to the law, and four casting persons (including the co-owner) each charged with charging for auditions.

  • The Actor’s Key – the LLC, three operating members each charged with three counts of charging for auditions. Three casting persons each charged with one count of charging for auditions.
  • Actors Alley – the owner charged with two counts of charging for auditions and one count of failing to use contracts. Two casting persons each charged with one count of charging for auditions.
  • Casting Network – the LLC and its operating member charged with three counts of charging for auditions and one count of failing to use a contract. Three casting persons each charged with one count of charging for auditions.
  • Studio Productions – the LLC and its operating member charged with two counts of charging for auditions and one count of failing to use a contract. Six casting persons each charged with with one count of charging for auditions.

“I’m pleased that the City Attorney is continuing to use my legislation to protect performers and their families from bad actors in the entertainment industry,” said City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, author of California’s Talent Scam Prevention Act of 2009. “No performer should be victimized by talent representatives who cut legal corners just to make a buck.”

The Talent Scam Prevention Act (AB319 in 2010) authored by then Assemblymember Paul Krekorian and sponsored by the City Attorney’s Office makes it a misdemeanor for talent workshops to charge for an audition or employment opportunity. The legislation came as a result of many casting workshops essentially charging actors to read in front of a casting director or their staff under the guise of providing them “educational” classes.

In January 2016, the City Attorney’s Office launched an investigation into “pay-to-play” casting workshops that had previously been the subject of numerous anonymous complaints. Between February and April 2016, a professional actor working as an undercover informant under the direction of the City Attorney’s Office attended 13 casting workshops conducted by five separate businesses. The undercover operator also attended consultations with representatives from three of the businesses as to which workshop guest would increase his chances of getting cast by an instructor.

The alleged activities at each of the individual workshops attended by the undercover informant were later verified by an independent expert witness as auditions or employment opportunities in direct violation of the Talent Scam Prevention Act.

If convicted, each could face up to one year in jail and/or a $10,000 fine plus penalty assessments for each count. Arraignment is scheduled in mid-to-late March.

“Preying on the hopes and dreams of artists is one of the oldest scams in Hollywood. We thank City Attorney Mike Feuer for enforcing the law and taking action to hold people accountable when they violate the law and take advantage of vulnerable people’s dreams. We will continue to work with the City Attorney’s Office to help protect our members and future members,” said SAG-AFTRA Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.

All workshops in California must be for instructional purposes only, clearly stating that participation is not a guarantee of employment. In 2010, the casting industry issued the “Casting Workshop Guidelines” for casting professionals who participate at workshops, which can be found on the City Attorney’s website: www.lacityattorney.org

Any individuals who believe they may have been victimized or wish to file a complaint, should be made to the LA City Attorney’s Office, Consumer Protection Section at (213) 473-6924 or online at frank.capetillo@lacity.org

Deputy City Attorney Mark Lambert is prosecuting the cases.

 

 

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Jan 062017
 

L.A. City Attorney Breaks Catalytic Converter Theft RingCITY ATTORNEY FEUER TARGETS RING FOR ALLEGEDLY STOLEN CATALYTIC CONVERTERS

Seeks injunction against alleged illegal activity and civil penalties

City Attorney Mike Feuer took aim at two businesses alleged to have been involved in a catalytic converter theft ring. Feuer has filed a civil lawsuit against two Southern California businesses which allegedly repeatedly received or sold stolen catalytic converters and failed to keep proper bookkeeping records to cover the allegedly illicit nature of the fencing operation.

“California has more catalytic converter theft than any state in the nation, a problem that’s plagued L.A. motorists for far too long,” said Feuer. “Today we focus on breaking up the allegedly illegal operations that drive these thefts, and fighting to hold accountable business owners whom we allege don’t play by the rules.”

In just the last four years, LAPD has received more than 4,367 reports of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles, typically resold on the black market. In an effort to curb the growing trend of catalytic converter thefts, the California legislature adopted California Senate Bill 267 in 2009, requiring businesses or individuals who purchase used catalytic converter parts to follow strict record keeping and payment requirements. Unless otherwise exempted, purchasers of catalytic converters are to keep detailed records of the date, name, driver’s license number and description of the parts purchased, and are prohibited from providing cash payments at the time of sale.

In April, 2015, the LAPD formed the Catalytic Converter Task Force (CCTF) to investigate, identify and target the illicit market for catalytic converters in Los Angeles. The City Attorney’s lawsuit alleges that the CCTF identified Gonzales Brothers LLC, an auto parts recycling business located at 12970 Branford Street in Pacoima and Kinsbursky Brothers Supply Inc., a scrap metal recycler in Anaheim which buys scrap metal and parts from sellers across southern California, for alleged violations.

The lawsuit alleges the operators of Gonzales Brothers knowingly purchased thousands of stolen catalytic converters off the black market and resold them to other recyclers, including the operators of Kinsbursky Brothers, for profit. The businesses allegedly avoided required recordkeeping and payment obligations in order to facilitate the fencing and laundering of stolen property.

During a 2015 surveillance investigation, CCTF allegedly observed employees with Gonzales Brothers engage in numerous paperless, cash sales of used catalytic converters, often with known catalytic converter thieves. A subsequent search warrant of the location allegedly recovered tools used to remove catalytic converters, various records and over 300 catalytic converters. None of the records involving catalytic converter sales were alleged to contain the identifying information required by law and investigators did not locate any written agreements with other businesses regarding accepting and recycling converters.

Further investigation by CCTF discovered Kinsbursky Bros. was one of the largest buyers of Gonzales Brothers, allegedly purchasing more than seven thousand catalytic converters over the course of two and half years. Between August, 2015, and September 18, 2015, alone, Kinsbursky Bros. allegedly purchased 23,822 catalytic converters through 364 transactions from a variety of sellers. The lawsuit alleges that none of the transactions included the legally mandated information that Kinsbursky Bros. was obligated to retain. CCTF Officers also failed to locate, and were not provided, any written agreements between Kinsbursky and any other business regarding accepting and recycling catalytic converters, as required by law.

The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the operators of Gonzales Brothers and Kinsbursky Bros., prohibiting further illegal activity and enjoining them from operating as a clearing house for stolen catalytic converters. The lawsuit also seeks civil penalties up to $2,500 for each violation.

City Attorney Feuer encourages motorists to use common sense and consider additional measures to protect themselves against potential catalytic converter theft including:

  • Park your vehicle in well-lighted secured areas and near the entrance of businesses.
  • Engrave your license plate number to the converter to make it traceable.
  • Visit a muffler shop to have converter secured to the vehicle’s frame.
  • Look into different types of catalytic converter theft deterrent systems at your local auto parts store or online.

The litigation is being handled by Deputy City Attorneys Travis Austin and Jaclyn Blankenship.

 

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Dec 212016
 

L.A. City Attorney Won’t Tolerate Criminal Gang Activity

CITY ATTORNEY TAKES ON CRIMINAL GANG ACTIVITY AT SOUTH LOS ANGELES STRIP MALL

Hyde Park Shopping Center Allegedly the Epicenter for Drugs, Guns, Assaults, Shootings

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office is taking action against the owner of a South Los Angeles strip mall, and also one of the business owners, in order to curb blatant criminal activity by the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips. Crimes at the location have increased in number and intensity including last year’s brutal gang homicide of a 19-year old who made the fatal mistake of wearing the wrong colored shoes.

“For too long, residents and business patrons of this community have been held hostage by the rampant gang activity we allege at this shopping center,” said Feuer. “Enough is enough. My office will continue to fight to rid our neighborhoods of illegal guns, drugs and gang conduct that have a devastating impact on our communities.”

The lawsuit names Diamond Property Management, Inc., the owner of a strip mall in the South LA neighborhood of Hyde Park, as well as Mohammad Mansour, the owner of African Tobacco, a tenant business. The property includes a car wash, associated auto businesses, a tobacco shop/convenience store, and a burger stand located at 3312 W. Florence Avenue, near Crenshaw Avenue, and within one mile of four schools, three parks and three churches.

Law enforcement officers have responded to an escalating series of crimes at the property including drive-by shootings, robberies, batteries, and assaults. In the spring of 2015 a teenage boy at the car wash with his mother was confronted and fatally shot multiple times by gang members for allegedly wearing the wrong color shoes. Recent criminal activity includes:

  • In May 2016, LAPD Officers recovered a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun from a backpack near the tobacco shop. One week later, two alleged members of the Rollin’ 60s Crips were arrested after recovering a fully loaded .357 Smith & Wesson revolver from a paper bag near the burger stand.
  • In August 2016, Narcotics Enforcement Officers arrested three individuals, including a documented member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, after selling crack cocaine to a law enforcement informant at the property.
  • On Thanksgiving Day 2016, one of the property’s business owners was assaulted in the parking lot of the property resulting in his tooth being knocked out.

The lawsuit seeks an injunction prohibiting gang and criminal activity on the property, physical and managerial improvements to the property including: an internet-connected video monitoring system covering all public areas at the property; improved lighting; secure gating and fencing; improved tenant screening and lease enforcement procedures including earlier closure times for businesses; and armed, licensed security guards.

Since July, 2013, City Attorney Feuer’s Federal and Local Special Abatement Operations Unit has filed 45 actions similar to these and obtained 56 injunctions requiring comprehensive physical and managerial improvements to nuisance properties. In this same time period, the office has also successfully secured the closure of six gang/narcotics locations and recovered over $400,000 in costs and fees.

Feuer also recently established an easy-to-use online method through which residents may report properties with gang and / or narcotics activity in their neighborhoods. He’s asking residents to report these properties by calling his office at (213) 978-8340 or visiting the City Attorney’s website: www.lacityattorney.org. All reports may be made anonymously.

 

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Dec 132016
 

CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER TAKES ACTION TO FREE VALLEY NEIGHBORHOODS FROM NOTORIOUS WHITE SUPREMACIST GANG

CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER TAKES ACTION TO FREE VALLEY NEIGHBORHOODS FROM NOTORIOUS WHITE SUPREMACIST GANG

Two Canoga Park and One Granada Hills Homes Sites of White Supremacist Gang Activity, Rampant Drug Sales and Illegal Gun Sales

 

In a sustained effort to rid the city of gang and crime infested properties, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has taken a series of actions against the property owners and resident gang members and associates of the notorious San Fernando Valley (SFV) Peckerwoods gang, a white supremacist criminal street gang, at three separate single family residences, two in Canoga Park and one in Granada Hills.

All three homes are alleged bases of operations for members of the SFV Peckerwoods, and have been the sites of rampant criminal activity, including illegal gun and drug sales, as well as places to make pipe bombs, store stolen property, and recruit and train associates in counterfeit and identity theft. One was informally abated and two are the subjects of lawsuits.

“We’re fighting to prevent white supremacist gangs from threatening our neighborhoods with their toxic brew of violence, crime and hate,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer. “My office will continue to take every step we can to combat them–and all that they stand for.”

“These properties are near schools and libraries and we need to do everything in our power to make sure that our children are safe and grow up in a Los Angeles that empowers tolerance and equality,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. “I commend City Attorney Feuer for taking action against this gang that has been engaged in criminal activity and peddling hate in our communities.”

“This group not only represents a significant public safety threat to our local communities, but also represents an assault on our values of tolerance and equity here in the City of Los Angeles,” said Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Chair of the Public Safety Committee. “I want to thank City Attorney Feuer’s office for their commitment to eradicating this notorious white supremacist gang from our communities.”

“The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to eradicating these “dens” of criminal activity from the San Fernando Valley,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Green. “Residents can sleep easier knowing our city entities are collaborating to ensure criminal elements are being barred from our residential neighborhoods. This action also underscore’s both the City Attorney’s office and the LAPD’s commitment to weeding out groups that profess hate.”

The City Attorney has filed an abatement lawsuit against Johnny Reed, a member of the SFV Peckerwoods gang and a shot caller for the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, who resides at the single-family residence at 16440 Index Street in Granada Hills. Also named as defendants are Monica Lewis, the owner of the property, as well as her two adult sons, Norman and Robert Lewis. The property is located within 1,000 feet of John. F. Kennedy High School and Jane Addams High School and has a reputation in the community and among law enforcement as an alleged hub for white supremacist gang members and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin.
Documented criminal activity at the property this year includes:

  • In June, a member of the SFV Peckerwoods was arrested at the property on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. Officers also recovered methamphetamine, credit cards, two California identification cards and a social security card, none of which were in the suspect’s name.
  • In September, law enforcement officers arrested two individuals at the property for burglary. One arrestee was allegedly a member of the SFV Peckerwoods residing at the property and the other was a member of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, a white supremacist organization.
  • In October, law enforcement officers recovered heroin and methamphetamine from the property during an arrest of Defendant Johnny Reed and Robert Lewis for narcotics sales. Norman Lewis was also arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm.

The City Attorney also filed a lawsuit against Erik Cutshaw, a known associate of the SFV Peckerwoods gang, who resides at the single-family residence at 7244 Loma Verde Avenue in Canoga Park. Also named as a defendant is his brother, Kenneth Cutshaw, the owner of the property. This property is 500 feet away from the Canoga Park Branch Library.

Erik Cutshaw has been arrested at least three times since 2012 in connection with criminal activity at the property. In November 2016, Defendant Erik Cutshaw was arrested by LAPD and ATF officers for illegal sales of narcotics and illegal sales of a 9 mm handgun, magazines, and ammunition during an undercover operation. Officers recovered 36 stolen automotive radiators stored onsite.

Another location, 7756 Farralone in Canoga Park was informally abated by the City Attorney after Erik Cutshaw was arrested for allegedly planting a pipe bomb under a vehicle parked outside the property, a residence of a rival gang member. The bomb exploded at that location, which is directly across the street from Columbus Middle School. The City Attorney has successfully worked to cease the gang and nuisance activity at the 7756 Farralone property and it is not the subject of any of the lawsuits. All occupants have been evicted, and the property is currently listed for sale.

The filed lawsuits involving the 16440 Index property in Granada Hills and the 7244 Loma Verde property in Canoga Park seek an injunction prohibiting gang and criminal activity on each property, removal of any fortifications and structures that inhibit the service of search warrants, and prohibiting the installation of surveillance cameras, among other safety provisions. The injunctions will also prohibit any members or known associates of the San Fernando Valley Peckerwoods, or any other criminal gang, from accessing the properties at any time.

Feuer also recently established an easy-to-use online method through which residents may report properties with gang and/or narcotics activity in their neighborhoods. He’s asking residents to report these properties by calling his office at (213) 978-8340 or visiting the City Attorney’s website: www.lacityattorney.org. All reports may be made anonymously.

 

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Nov 062016
 

Charges Filed Against Dani Mathers

CITY ATTORNEY FEUER FILES CHARGES AGAINST MODEL FOR ALLEGEDLY SECRETLY PHOTOGRAPHING WOMAN IN LOCKER ROOM

Photo allegedly was posted to social media

City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on November the 4th 2016 that his office has filed a criminal case against former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers for allegedly secretly photographing a 70-year-old woman in the nude while she was in the shower area of a local fitness center. Mathers allegedly posted the photograph to social media.

“Body shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences. It mocks and stigmatizes its victims, tearing down self-respect and perpetuating the harmful idea that our unique physical appearances should be compared to air-brushed notions of ‘perfect.’ What really matters is our character and humanity,” said Feuer. “While body-shaming, in itself, is not a crime, there are circumstances in which invading one’s privacy to accomplish it can be. And we shouldn’t tolerate that.”

Mathers, 29, was charged with one count of invasion of privacy (PC 647(j)(3)(A). If convicted, Mathers could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Arraignment is scheduled for November 28 in Department 48 of Los Angeles Superior Court.

In July, Mathers allegedly used her cell phone to surreptitiously take a nude picture of a woman in the shower/locker area of a local LA Fitness health club. The photograph was later allegedly uploaded to Mather’s Snapchat account – along with comments about the woman’s appearance and a picture of Mathers covering her mouth.

Deputy City Attorney Chadd Kim of the City Attorney’s Special Trials Unit is prosecuting the case.

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From the Editors of Anything L.A. Magazine: Invasion of privacy and body shaming aside, there is the issue of the victim’s age. (Ageism or elderly shaming?) A new car may be judged by many criteria. A classic car is judged by its history. How would Dani Mathers feel if some moron took a nude picture of her Grandma and criticized her body? Wouldn’t she be outraged? No one in their sound mind would belittle 1944 classic vehicle for not having USB charger, WiFi or A/C.
Anything L.A. Magazine is only a magazine and we obviously don’t have any legal authority but IF we did, we’d call for a mandatory sensitivity training followed by 6 months of community service, serving the elderly. (Compassion can’t be taught, but a little respect for the elders, perhaps.) PLUS someone give a gold medal to the lady in the nude pictures: in an age when many senior citizens have trouble sitting down and getting up she is an active gym member? More power to her: active is beautiful!

 

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No 20 something is qualified to judge 70 year old person's appearance. This is much more than invasion of privacy. Dani Mathers is disgusting.
Oct 282016
 
L.A. City Attorney, Mike Feuer

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer during Tujunga Town Hall Meeting

 

Mike Feuer and LAPD Foothill Division held a Town Hall meeting in Tujunga. L.A. City Attorney listened to residents’ concerns, showed commitment to solving their problems, offered concrete solutions. So UNLIKE a politician….

 

On Thursday October 27th 2016 L.A. City Attorney, Mr. Mike Feuer together with LAPD Foothill Division held a Town Hall meeting in Sunland / Tujunga. Among local community members in attendance were also staffers of Anything L.A. Magazine.

Anything L.A. Magazine has followed the latest accomplishments of L.A. City Attorney’s and took notice of especially three of them:

  • His massive victory over Wells Fargo which positively impacted the bank’s customers nationwide
  • His fight against homeless patient dumping in Los Angeles and the prosecution of offending health facilities
  • His Ticket Clinics which help people guilty of minor offenses reclaim their lives

Quite frankly, we were curious to see Mike Feuer address every day community issues. Town Hall meetings by their very nature tend to be rather boring. Surprisingly, the Tujunga meeting was anything but. Mr. Feuer doesn’t sit in an ivory tower and perceive his constituents as uniform “people”. He is more than capable of seeing individuals and empathizing with their real-life concerns. He is warm, direct, easy to relate to and doesn’t speak over anyone’s head.

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer during Tujunga Town Hall Meeting

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer introduced Mark Ross, Tujunga’s new Neighborhood Prosecutor

The meeting began with Mike Feuer introducing his team members and explaining the role of Mark Ross, Tujunga’s new Neighborhood Prosecutor (formerly with the Rampart Division). L.A. City Attorney explained the concept of neighborhood justice which he also calls “restorative justice”, a program assisting in rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-felons which is intended to reduce recidivism rates. LAPD Foothill Community Police Station’s Chief Green introduced his key officers and explained their responsibilities.

Among the concerns raised by community members were:

  • trouble-making neighbors
  • homeless encampments in the area
  • lack of responsiveness of the parking division
  • doubts about Proposition 47

It was obvious to anyone in attendance that Mike Feuer is more than a run-of-the-mill politician doing his job. He is clearly following his calling and his passion for law is tempered by his concern for the welfare of the people he was elected to serve.

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer during Tujunga Town Hall Meeting

Mr. Feuer doesn’t avoid uncomfortable topics and doesn’t answer questions vaguely. It was clear that he is familiar with the concerns raised by attendees and ready to propose thoughtful, practical solutions. He asked about specifics of each concern and reassured us that they will be followed until their successful resolution. (In few cases, specifically those calling for more law enforcement, budget and personnel shortage account for the lack of solutions….)

The experience of attending the Sunland / Tujunga Town Hall meeting was surprisingly refreshing. We’ve seen a City Attorney who cares, is responsive and puts forth the effort to offer and / or propose concrete – and creative! – solutions. (One of them was for the city to lease existing, small motels and convert them into housing for the homeless which could be a cost-effective and fast solution to Los Angeles’ massive homeless’ crisis.)

L.A. City Attorney delivers. He made the residents feel heard. He welcomed new ideas. He assured follow up. He was not afraid to introduce innovative solutions. In the end, the attendees felt respected, valued, helped and included in the problem-solving process.

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer during Tujunga Town Hall Meeting

Our City Attorney, Mike Feuer doesn’t see people as abstracts, he relates to concerns of individuals and families. He believes that solid structures grow on sound foundations. He is committed to building strong, empowered neighborhoods from the ground up. Mike Feuer doesn’t act like most politicians who duck inconvenient questions and avoid giving direct answers. He is specific and addresses concerns head on.

Mike Feuer EARNED his reputation. On the evening of the Tujunga Town Hall meeting, L.A. City Attorney (along with five other recipients: Tracy Nelson, Adam Schiff, Appo Jabarian, Steve Fazio and Patti Jo Wolfson) was honored with the Justice Armand Arabian Leaders in Public Service Award during Encino Chamber of Commerce annual gala in Woodland Hills. Here at Anything L.A. Magazine, we know why.

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Editor / Eve Elrich
Photo credit: Wolf Kesh

 

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Oct 162016
 
John Stumpf, the embattled CEO Of Wells Fargo retires

John Stumpf, the embattled CEO Of Wells Fargo retires (Photo property of Reuters)

John Stumpf, the CEO and Chairman of Wells Fargo Bank retired. Yeah, right.

The aggressive pursuit of consumer rights by Mike Feuer, L.A. City Attorney, that resulted in a settlement with Wells Fargo, reverberated nationwide and spurred many of the changes we’re seeing today. Read more about Mike Feuer’s success with Wells Fargo.

Consumers nationwide are now recovering their money, Wells Fargo has to pay a high penalty, the State of California severed some of its ties with the bank…. John Stumpf and other high level Wells Fargo executives were interrogated by U.S. Senate and other government agencies.

It may be called retirement, the truth is that the man who either ordered or supported fraud at Wells Fargo Bank has been forced out from his super comfortable positions as both the CEO and the Chairman of the bank in a desperate attempt to save Wells Fargo’s image, if not Wells Fargo itself. He also had to forfeit much of his ill-gotten gains.

Mike Feuer’s, L.A. City Attorney’s, victory over unethical business practices of Wells Fargo is a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you and congratulations, Mr. Feuer!

 

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