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@Tigerpaw101 @RepJimmyPanetta @cmarinucci We do know for sure - and one of cocaine trafficker Mike Hackett's donations to Panetta is recorded in the FEC database.

We also know Plasha Will has taken in hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from Panetta donors. Will is Panetta's consultant and confidant.

AND ...
@Tigerpaw101 @RepJimmyPanetta @cmarinucci We know through interviews with sources (as does @Calkins_Royal and all of our notable paid local press) that felon Mike Bitar commissioned a custom desk for Jimmy Panetta and that desk was made by sleazy retired @SalinasPD copper Gabe Carvey during Panetta's first run for Cong.
@Tigerpaw101 @RepJimmyPanetta @cmarinucci @Calkins_Royal @SalinasPD That custom desk was parked at 115 Cayuga St. in Salinas. HQ to Grupo Flor a suspect cannabis operator headed now by Bitar.

That HQ is within walking distance of DA @JeanninePacioni's office but Jeannine doesn't have the fortitude to investigate, as she should. @Acosta #Salinas
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Good work @downinmonterey. Helen Kingsley was my grandmother who passed away in 1992 in a car accident. She was only 68 at the time. My grandmother was a fine community member and Dave Mora and the city council named a wing at the community center after her.

She got things done.

Ted Thau was a wonderful man and lawyer. He lived around the corner from my grandmother on Amherst Dr. near my grandmothers San Vincente home in S. Salinas. My grandmother's home was a frequent gathering spot for the civic minded and I was there often. My mother was my

grandmother's right hand and spent a lot of time with Richard, Ted and Helen discussing the $100,000 (a lot of money to raise for #Salinas back then).

My grandmother has a way of getting things done for the benefit of our wonderful community of #Salinas and she inspired me.
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... hit piece

Same press that is unable to figure out that @CASenCaballero is the sort of elected who IS a scammer and fraudster.

• Creekbridge home in Salinas with a bonus lot for $10,000 from developer / donor Hugh Bikle.

• Oversaw fraud PONZI deferred comp plan where Image

@CASenCaballero donors were given millions in loans at very favorable terms and loose lending standards (fund like tens of millions)

• Partners for Peace, a non profit that paid Caballero $100,000 in ED salary not including benefits when total 501(c)3 income

• PFP total income was under $350,000 per year and only because of a $1,000,000 grant from the Packard Foundation

• The Berkeley Hotel development fraud in Oldtown Salinas where Caballero pushed #Salinas to do business with a criminal fraud

• MAYA Theater Fraud
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🧵 I was always nice to this kid and worked with him equitably at the @MontereyHerald. Like 80% of the @mcweekly staff and owners he now blocked me here for telling the truth about 2014.

Steve Bernal's campaign blackmailed @phillipmolnar for some shit he did while at NYU.

The Steve Bernal campaign dug into every aspect of his life and found something that made Molnar (now at @sdut) feel vulnerable. Molnar backed off the campaign and turned a lot over to @anaceballos_ who was also a cub at the Herald - an aggressive one.

After the Herald laid

these two cub reporters along with @Calkins_Royal (@JoeLivernois was laid off in 2012 and went to later work for a non-profit in #Salinas the. later helped start @VoicesofBay) were laid off in late 2014. @mcweekly's Mary Duan offered both Molnar and Ceballos a job, Molnar
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Two races are going to go to November in #MontereyCounty. The Sheriff's race and the D2 County Supervisor Race.

A number of people are making money and enabling to corrupt/sleazy candidates - Joe Moses and Kimbley Craig. They are functionaries of the Panetta machine. I gave

Leon Panetta a lot of wiggle room over the years as he slowly revealed that he isn't into Monterey County politics for the greater good. Leon is into MoCo for the benefit of a select few and those interests reach DC and, unfortunately, beyond.

Moses and Craig are

obviously benefactors of the Panetta net. Look at their donors - it's the same people every time. The same people who backed Steve Bernal - a 12 year deputy with an apple pie look. He even plays guitar on the weekends. Dennis Donohue, in his sordid run to unseat Jane Parker.
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This is my history with @CASenCaballero, in part.

@SalinasPD promotions manipulation via rigged banding in oral boards

• City of Salinas' corrupt relationship with Berkley Inc. (Kehoe)

* below is @mcweekly editor hinting Anna is under @FBI investigation. @FresnoBee Image

@CASenCaballero corruption cont.

@CityofSalinas Deferred Comp (457(b)) plan where Anna's donors were give millions in appraisal inflated loans, city employees lost millions. I personally stopped as many as I could from getting ripped off by advising employees.

• Bikle

of Creekbridge Development who through Caballero fundraiser, promoter of Anna and powerful land use atty. connected to Cannery Row, wrote developer impact fees that cost the community (IMO)

• Anna's tutelage of the "brothers Rivas" where @AsmRobertRivas makes play for
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.@ksbw reports just now that @AsmRobertRivas staffer called their office and (insert my editorializing) screamed and yelled and KSBW (end editorializing) that Rivas WILL BE THE NEXT SPEAKER.

My take away? Rivas weakened himself. While he works to shore up support our paid

journalists should take a deep dive into Rivas and his longer term relationship with a corrupt @CASenCaballero, who while Mayor of #Salinas committed various crimes that I can document - and wrote about to US Attorney Kevin Ryan at the time. (Nothing happened).

Caballero, often with the "brothers Rivas" by her side, abused her role as Mayor and was deeply involved in many criminal corruption acts.

The largest of those was the @CityofSalinas deferred compensation PONZI. No official was investigated or prosecuted for this scam.
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.@DemetrioStark - I'll go into my archived files and pull Kehoe's financials. They were completely fake. The @CityofSalinas got into bed with Kehoe, willingly. That was a direct result of @CASenCaballero's politics and a sleazy city manager named Dave Mora. They did it at our exp

There was a utility tax repeal on the ballot and #Salinas wanted good press for that and other more dark consideration. The story was never fully explored by our paid press and part of what Livernois referred to in his 2006 email to me was me pushing to get coverage on

the Caballero angle including a criminal complaint I wrote and submitted to the US Attorney in San Francisco at the time - Kevin Ryan a #CityFamily insider and @GavinNewsom lackey. I was told the complaint died because of shifting priorities, Iraq, terror focus. Clearly
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.@CityofSalinas' Mayor and candidate for supervisor using @SalinasPD as props.

Fun Fact: When SPD's Jeff Munoz was dating a tenant of mine, Julie Nix (CASP) Jeff told me @DavidDr34643165 had a bogus burglary of his house and the cops were told that Dave had a lot of cash stolen.

Officer Dodd (a deceased former Salinas Cop and Army Ranger) didn't believe Drew, didn't believe he had a bunch of cash laying around his house - so Dave takes Dodd to his bathroom and goes under the sink and pulled out a wad of more 💰 💵 to show him how much cash he stores.

Dodd put all that information in the 459 report.

Jeff Munoz told me Dave is a scumbag and he remembered him from when he was a kid and worked as a waiter at the Brass Rail, a bar / restaurant in Oldtown #Salinas which was at the center of a cocaine bust that was huge and
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Amber Heard Jr. here, Georgina Mendoza - who was working in the @CityofSalinas City Attorney's Office when a theft of public funds took place. Mendoza falsely accused Sheriff Miller of grabbing her rear end at Restaurant 1833, all in service of the clique.…

Julie Nix, a @CityofSalinas employee assigned to CASP - the bogus anti-gang group that pumps out fluff on Peace in #Salinas - was a tenant of mine. My brother-in-law, Bob Eggers a Salinas gang task force commander asked me to get her an apartment in 2008. I did. Nix became

a reliable source of information regarding Salinas bullshit and while Scott Miller was Sheriff Nix told me she frequently heard Georgina Mendoza talking about "awful Scott Miller" and how he grabbed her butt at Monterey Restaurant 1833. Nix told me Mendoza was "full of shit"
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Annemarie Conroy, Georgina Mendoza's buddy - a gatekeeper in the @USAO_NDCA office currently and hyper-political. Would Conroy brick wall am investigation into public corruption involving @RepJimmyPanetta?

I certainly hope not but in 2022, anything is possible.

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A solid member is the #CityFamily Conroy was a SF Board of Supervisors member and has overlap with @GavinNewsom who wants to be President one day.

Conroy went through the same Panetta influenced "Homeland Security" program at @NPS_Monterey as Salinas Mayor Kim Craig. 🤔 Image

How would [SF] voters react if they learned Conroy's party affiliation? The [supe]had wisely downplayed her GOP membership and successfully wooed Democrats, particularly women. The Bush poll showed that Conroy would lose thousands of votes if she were tagged a Republican.
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.@ksbw sleazy former GM. The guy is buddy-buddy with all these insiders and is neighbors with Mike Kanalakis - exactly - KSBW was garbage to Sheriff Scott Miller when he was Sheriff and perhaps the public will learn more as time moves on. Some @CaliforniaRodeo insiders told me

that @ksbw is struggling and viewership is down along with ad rates.

Listen to what Kimbley Craig is saying here, Monterey County. She is saying she only wants to win a County seat by appealing only to getting out their voters and not the community at large or communicating

with the community. This may be a district election, (which the rigged up people love regardless of party affiliation) @kimbleycraig, with her locked Twitter account, wants to pump over $300,000 into literally a handful of MoCo residents.

Turn out is key to defeating
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Every single member of Monterey County's 5 board seats on the BOS are voting on Cannabis related matters - none have recused because of conflicts of interest.

@supervisoraskew's colleague @SupervisorLopez is currently paying well connected pol consultant Plasha Will for services

The @FBI must dig deep into Monterey County Cannabis because this board is giving away services and bending over backwards to accommodate the sector while failing to insure the public isn't footing the tab for businessmen like convicted cocaine trafficker Mike Hackett's cash


Hackett's straw CEO of Riverview, his daughter Michelle Hackett, spoke during public comment at the beginning of the presentation. Every speaker but one was an industry lobbyist or operator.

The head of the cannabis program said that they are working county employees
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... the guy who shitcanned a ten pg. complaint to re/ ⁦@CASenCaballero⁩ corruption in #Salinas

"He was appointed by President George W. Bush to be the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California in 2002, where he replaced Robert Mueller"…

Oh look a Panetta guy:

"Ryan, who works as a defense attorney focused on white-collar crime, corporate investigations and commercial litigation, began his legal career in 1985 working as a prosecutor in the Alameda County"

Alameda County is where Jimmy Panetta interned and later worked as a prosecutor and where Jimmy met his wife who got two judgeships from @JerryBrownGov.

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Hoy denuncié cómo, en la reserva #BahíadeJobos en #Salinas, han deforestado y rellenado el mangle, construido ilegalmente casas de playa y amenazado a la comunidad para que mantenga silencio, con el aval de agencias estatales y federales. Fotos: 2014, 2021.
En el 2018, la NOAA ya había advertido al DRNA sobre construcción ilegal que interfería con los objetivos de conservación e investigación de la reserva #BahíaDeJobos, pero la destrucción en el área conocida como Camino El Indio sólo se ha acelerado.
La comunidad Las Mareas ha denunciado esta situación a costa de amenazas pero ha sido ignorada y abandonada por el DRNA y la policía. En octubre 2021, Machargo afirmó que intervendría pero no ha hecho nada.
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@CyFlys Caballero never cares about libraries. The public was complaining to her in front of the John Steinbeck Library when that happened and she snapped back "then you put your money in to save the libraries".

The story got some national attention a woman from Maryland gave an anon
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$50,000 to start a save the library effort and the local media portrayed @CASenCaballero as a hero. She wasn't. She just happened to be in office as #Salinas was once again - broke - from mismanagement.

But that wasn't the angle guys like @JoeLivernois from @MontereyHerald
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wrote it up. They wrote it up like Caballero was some sort of heroine who saved #Salinas libraries and she started using that in campaign adverts.

Who is Eddie DeCarli an Anna Caballero donor?

Wonder if our DA @JeanninePacioni knows? (doubtful).

DeCarli was a Caballero
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@DaytonPubPolicy this is like Monterey County giving $3 million to Watsonville Community Hospital - bankrupt because hospitals which get a sizable chunk of their revenue from the uninsured and underinsured have a history of failing, why? State and Federal reimbursement. It costs hospitals similar
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to complaints individual rate payers have with the current system.

The cure, however, isn't for a county under federal investigation for corruption, to commit to $3 million, $1 million coming from Cannabis - and we all know this contractual relationship will continue.
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Look at the County of Monterey and the transaction with Barnett Davis III and the Quadrangle building in South Salinas.

The County rents that structure after helping a Malibu turned Aspen resident, Mr. Davis, buy the Quadrangle with bonds (underwriting/financing) by #Salinas
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... Monterey County is under @FBI scrutiny / investigation since prior to 2017'when FBI Agents interviewed many members of the local political structure regarding public corruption - specifically as it relates to Cannabis and the push to get certain people license.


Congressman @RepJimmyPanetta is running around the county with at least two convicted felons - #Salinas cocaine trafficker Mike Hackett (hidden CEO of Riverview Farms since his felony cocaine conviction in 2018) and Mustafa "Mike" Bitar who pushed "Grupo Flor" into LA.

The @MCoSheriff department is also under @FBISanFrancisco scrutiny for its role in the public corruption and the deputy - turned Sheriff in 2015, @SheriffBernal has been breaking the law with impunity.

I know, Bernal beat the fmr. @SalinasPD Captain/ @PacificGrovePD Chief 👉
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And while Joe Moses and scumbag @Deputyarch were doing the usual, playing giggle at the @attproam, @SalinasPD was working a DOUBLE HOMICIDE in @SupervisoeAlejp's District. Image


Man & Woman shot down in the streets in Salinas Saturday night following a shooting just a day earlier that landed two scumbags in jail - for now. (See first post) Image

Its important to note here that #Salinaa based cocaine trafficker and @RepJimmyPanetta donor, Mike Hackett runs around with street gangsters (and Sheriff's candidate Joe Moses), a county funded non-profit infected with Nuestra Familia gang members continues to be funded
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@DemetrioStark @FBILosAngeles @supervisoraskew @Calkins_Royal @TessKenny12 @mcweekly @TopherJNeely @JaclynKSBW @VoicesofBay @KION546 @chief_filice @JohnCarloMurray She got a micro-clearance getting a degree in "Homeland" from NPS - it's a Panetta boot camp for certain Nazi like public officials. Craig is a lying marketer, that's been her profession, such as it is. The good old boys had to give her a no show @CASenCaballero job as an ED.
@DemetrioStark @FBILosAngeles @supervisoraskew @Calkins_Royal @TessKenny12 @mcweekly @TopherJNeely @JaclynKSBW @VoicesofBay @KION546 @chief_filice @JohnCarloMurray @CASenCaballero 2/

When @kimbleycraig wrote these messages to me on Twitter, over and over again, she displayed a level of psycho that was encouraged behind the scenes by other PR flacks like @salinascityesd spokesperson @maryrduan the fmr. @mcweekly editor who is pissed off the Mike Hackett
@DemetrioStark @FBILosAngeles @supervisoraskew @Calkins_Royal @TessKenny12 @mcweekly @TopherJNeely @JaclynKSBW @VoicesofBay @KION546 @chief_filice @JohnCarloMurray @CASenCaballero @kimbleycraig @salinascityesd @maryrduan 3/

story came out to the public via @Calkins_Royal published what I told him in @VoicesofBay.

This is what a complete psycho the #Salinas Mayor is:

Craig called my brother-in-law, retired @SalinasPD commander Bob Eggers. (they are buddies because my BIL is a director at
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... honestly, underwhelming ⁦@Calkins_Royal⁩. You guys sent Moses a questionnaire?

Where are the ⁦@PacificGrovePD⁩ reports? Those reports are a public record worth looking at ...

Q&A with Joe Moses – Voices of Monterey Bay…

This is what MARY DUAN had a conniption fit over?

Perhaps it's time for Mary Duan and @Calkins_Royal to release their emails on the subject - since they took it public but didn't put on any light.

4 Domestic Violence calls?

and yet @Calkins_Royal you believe it is fine for Mary Duan to allude to having read the reports (of course she had, Joe Moses has been her source since Scott Miller was Sheriff. Moses was Sheriff Scott Miller's snitch 😂)

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Sheriff Candidate Joe Moses, who is the named successor to corrupt Sheriff Steve Bernal on why he should be sheriff. NOTE: these shows are vanity shoes where the Podcaster is promoting his business and these "interviews" are not news or unbiased.…

The hard thing for @Calkins_Royal to get, though he is the best investigative journalist in Monterey County - who no longer lives in Monterey County - is the deep local secrets. Royal got here in 2001 or 2002, maybe later. I didn't realize his skill set until 2005 -

but he isn't local.

And neither is Captain Joe Moses, @MCoSheriff candidate and current Bernal employee with high level mgmt. experience in a department being investigated by the @FBISanFrancisco - out of Oakland for "enemies lists" in conjunction with @ksbw and @mcweekly.
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@CyFlys LAPD has a history of having very highly trained units which are capable of very serious investigations - unlike those that take place in Monterey County.

LAPD's special public corruption unit were the coppers that picked up the Communist Part in Los Angeles making a lot of 📞
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calls to Fred Farr's law office in #Salinas. Fred Farr, Sam Farr's dad.

LAPD's special until - with the FBI picked up a subject on a wiretap a couple decades ago of organized crime figures in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Visalia, Bakersfield and Salinas talking about the need
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for a card room IN #SALINAS, for organized crime type purposes.

What did Dennis Donohue make happen in 2007?

A card room in Salinas after he arranged for the @CityofSalinas to purchase a bunch of marginal dirt off East Market Street to be purchased for $900,000 from a pair
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Fun Seaside / Sand City fact:

Eric Dickerson had an interest in a note that was an asset of yet another Ponzi scheme "trust deeds" conman, named Don Lukens. Dickerson was a victim.
*note held a fractional share of interest in a piece of real property on the beach side of Hwy 1.
2/ That note ended up in the hands of a #Salinas based conman named Gerry Kehoe, @CASenCaballero's landlord when she first ran for State office.

Kehoe was and is an out of town loser from Key West FL, 🤔.

The OG conman, Lukins, is from Oxnard, CA.

The then Salinas City mgr
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CM David Mora.

Dave had been the CM of Oxnard prior to landing at the @CityofSalinas.

Gerry Kehoe miraculously ends up with this "asset" which he buys out of Federal Bankruptcy Court in San Jose CA.
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