Here is @SVMHS former CEO Sam Downing who gave all his friends and family high paying jobs with one of the largest employers in Monterey County.

Sam was in trouble and this was CYA. 2004 & 2005!

SVMH was getting looked at and political considerations kept Sam from prison IMO.

That word salad between Sam Downing and Wylie Mitchell above is CYA for investigators so they could show Sam's hiring of Roger Duke was all above board. Duke is a self-described Real Estate Developer. The reality is Roger was a Sacramento failure. He once had an office at the

top of Sacto's most iconic Capitol area skyscraper.

The building had just been built in 1985, in 1986 I met Duke in his Capitol Mall building to ask him some questions.

I was a real young guy,
just starting out and have to admit - I thought Duke was the picture of success.

Duke was completely narcissistic and suspicious but his con was well organized.

Our meeting wasn't critical to anything going on and it was our only meeting over the next two years. Roger said he was "making a call" to his gym owner friend so I could work out with him.

The gym owner was a bodybuilder. Roger's buddy later tried to sell me steroids and a gym membership - but the grift was what it is all about.

Looking back as an older person now, Duke was like many others after him, the misdirection, the "buddy favors" that make them seem

like good guys. Good guys taking care of good guys. 😂

Some people fall into a trap from businessmen cons like Duke and they never get out.

I suspect that is what happened over the years in my home community.

(incidentally MoCo and Eastside Salinas is

Roger Duke's home community too, more on that later)

So what was the big coverup taking place with Sam Downing, Roger Duke and Wylie Mitchell?

Roger Duke is Sam Downing's brother in law. Paula Downing is Roger Duke's sister.

Which brings us back to @SVMHS and how this public hospital operates.

SVMH was receiving light

federal scrutiny - FOR CORRUPTION mid 2000.

But it was light.

Recall from 2000 - 2004 @SVMHS had miraculously become the fiscal agent of Partners4Peace, a local gang reduction non-profit. It was a bullshit scam from the beginning. Ken Feske, a local preacher, started PFP

Partners4Peace became the decided vehicle a few years after creation to give the newly elected up and comer Anna Caballero a job where she made real money.

Caballero wasn't known to be a good or competent attorney.

Caballero is a grifter. In the politically correct world

supporters of Caballero (corrupt business interests) can use her to check all the boxes.

1. Latina

2. Woman

3. Democrat

4. Highly educated

5. Came up through the MoCo political structure under the oversight of @LeonPanetta12.

We have now, briefly, touched on issues with the largest, most financially successful hospital on the central coast. A scandal that touched the entity, Sam Downing and all his execs in the mid-2000s that started, in part, because Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital filtered

a million dollars of @juliepackard Packard Foundation money through a non-profit to be headed up by Salinas' then Mayor.

All to give her a job at $90,000 per year. In 2000 dollars.

Caballero is open for business. The business community knew because High Bikle, a

San Benito County real estate developer, was in business with the City of Salinas (Brian Finegan is his attorney) and Hugh Bikle "sold" Caballero at least one house. Her North Salinas Creekbridge home - with a bonus lot.

Yes folks, Caballero got one of those bonus

developer lots for $10,000 which doubled the size of her property.

She is available to business while social justice'ing.

And Gavin Newsom is floating Caballero's name on a short list to replace @KamalaHarris as California's Attorney General.

Is this Trump enough?

Caballero should have been arrested by the FBI sixteen years ago for public corruption.

Any idea who interfered?

Hard to say to a certainty, but political considerations ruled the day and continue to do so in MoCo.

(Mike Kanalakis, Anna Caballero, Dan Ortega)


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