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
3/ working directly with Gerry Kehoe and, improperly, @CASenCaballero?

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.
4/ Kehoe then goes on to use the newly acquired asset (the trust deeds), which Kehoe arbitrarily values at approximately $47 million dollars, as a means to keep valid a contract Kehoe made with Dave Mora, on behalf of #Salinas, to build a 14 story Hilton Hotel.
5/ Where Taylor HQ sits today.

Kehoe paid less than $5 million (where did Kehoe get the $5 million $$?) for the trust deed - after Eric Dickerson settled his individual claim within the bankruptcy proceeding - as a victim.


Gerry Kehoe owns the note. 👇
6/ the original conman from Oxnard, CA, Donald Dayton Lukens, was the original gatherer and lender (a hard money lender is someone who lends out money under a real estate license) of other peoples money. Lukens took victim money, like Eric Dickerson's money, and loaned it out.
7/ And what does all this have to do with Monterey County?

Lukens, the Oxnard based con, living in Thousand Oaks, CA loaned a lot of money to?

Ed Ghandour, who originally bought the parcel from the State of California for $2,000,000 but managed to borrow tens of millions
8/ from Lukens.

How does that work? And this, for those who like a good story involving a con man and money, and @CASenCaballero - is where the Monterey Bay Shores hotel may one day sit (renamed multiple times).
9/ and if you really like a little mystery with your *dish*, who in Monterey County has their fingers in all this hotel related biz?

And who is desperately trying to maintain control of Monterey County? Publicity wise? Law enforcement wise?

10/ The boys on Cannery Row.

Now this should be easy for any future Sheriff of Monterey County and if they come, with hat in hand, in 2021/2022 as a group of misfits look to fill the small shoes of Steve Bernal - if they can't get to explaining MoCo status accurately, don't hire

"He also retained counsel from the hard-hitting development law firm Lombardo & Gilles and spin services from Armanasco Public Relations."…

"Tanam Corp. and Abbat Corp.—companies owned by Ed's wife, Anna Ghandour—filed a cross-complaint against Fourth Third in Monterey County Superior Court Oct. 22. According to the lawsuit, Tanam and Abbat are lenders in Monterey Bay Shores, too"…

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with 🏡 home

🏡 home Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @alllocalpolitic

29 Oct
@veggie64_leslie He is. He was dating a 911 dispatcher and not telling his wife he was fired by the Sheriff and criminally charged. I was talking with a @MontereyHerald reporter about it casually (@grlreporter) and she ends up calling the local DA who was sitting on it. Now they are worried about
@veggie64_leslie @MontereyHerald @grlreporter how it looks because the Herald is going to write about it and, back in the day, of their is a local reporter I love more than @Calkins_Royal, it's Julie Reynolds. She is the most honest reporter I have ever met. The most honest.

So Berk Brannon, a Deputy DA, runs out to the
@veggie64_leslie @MontereyHerald @grlreporter @Calkins_Royal .@MCoSheriff department and pulls the file on Banuelos. Brannon goes back to his office and ADDS a felony to the complaint and tells Sheriff Miller that there is so much proof that two felonies took place he added another.

Then the case sits. Miller is defeated by this crook
Read 9 tweets
28 Oct
It was stories like this that inspired me to run Scott Miller for Sheriff against a sleazy Mike Kanalakis and the entire political apparatus of the County of Monterey.

Judge dismisses charges against man left overnight in courthouse holding cell…
2/ "Judge Tom Wills agreed with Public Defender Jim Egar that 21-year-old Elisha McCoy deserved to be cleared because of the mistake by the Monterey County Sheriff”s Office."
3/ "Chief Assistant District Attorney Terry Spitz argued against the dismissal, suggesting the judge could take McCoy”s treatment into consideration at sentencing if he decided to plead guilty or was convicted at trial."
Read 10 tweets
27 Oct
For those local folks watching this drama play out with politics, my exceptional inside information, and the local power structure - know this - this is all well accepted practices, the calling out, the naming, the informing on those in power who let us down.

After @chief_filice
2/ swearing in at the @CityofSalinas, and even though I muttered "embarrassing" under my breath while sitting next to Salinas' best asst. City Manager (Jim Pia) - I headed over to the Bruce Taylor Starbucks Pavilion where I exchanged pleasantries, actually normal, hey neighbor
3/ hellos with several @SalinasPD good cops. Everything was fine and we all enjoyed our Taylor coffee.

Thanks Bruce, you prick. 😂

The point is, the dialogue is what matters. Less secrecy when it comes to the powerful, matters. More transparency will lead to great things here
Read 4 tweets
27 Oct
Did you see @JoeLivernois' former employer at the @carmelpinecone, Paul Miller, writing a load of bullshit regarding @SheriffBernal's sudden and cowardly retirement claim?

First, Paul Miller "the journalist" says he doesn't know much about Bernal and that Bernal is inaccessible Image
2/ but goes on to attribute Bernal leaving with the fat pension the former deputy will receive which Paul Miller calculated at $166,000 per year for life.

That ignores all the fat cats and sleazy consultants like @RepJimmyPanetta's Plasha Will and all that has gone on since
3/ Bernal's election in 2014. I knew Paul Miller's editorials lean toward the wacky - like when he went after @maryrduan for winning $3.2 million dollars in the lottery versus just going after the @mcweekly's version of journalism - but in the end a majority of MoCo journalism is
Read 4 tweets
27 Oct
Regarding the story of @SalinasPD getting @chief_filice as it's new #Salinas CA police chief, @ksbw ran down a list of all the law enforcement CEO's bailing on their jobs, locally.

@CarmelPD fmr. Chief Tomasi left to become head of security for the @MontereyAq.
2/ That's interesting because @Calkins_Royal reported on the @CarmelBTSea hiring a former Carmel cop to write a report on a spousal abuse investigation re/ Sheriff Steve Bernal's brother.

That cop? Bill Uretsky. Bill Uressky's brother, a former cop, was head of security for the
3/ Monterey Bay Aquarium. It's as though the @juliepackard run non-profit is a jobs creator for political insiders. Seems fair, right?

And Julie Packard's sister, Nancy Burnett, whose son Jason Burnett was mayor of Carmel for a minute, sold a 17 acre Carmel Valley property
Read 4 tweets
26 Oct
The statements made today by @chief_filice were embarrassing to the residents of the @CityofSalinas. Filice has been the acting Chief for a little over two months because of @AdeleFrese's extended vacation and the only question Sara Rubin of the @mcweekly asked him was about
2/ a crisis in staffing and then a follow up by @MontereyHerald reporter @wrightscribe about ... morale, or staffing? There were three questions total from the "press" one from the Weekly and another from the Monterey Herald. None of them hit the point that #Salinas is a city in
3/ crisis. Does the new Chief live in #Salinas?

We have a sheriff running away from office - 14 months ahead of time and a County Seat that is in trouble - that being #Salinas - the largest city in Monterey County.

As usual there was a lot of talk about how much the community
Read 6 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!