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INDEX ARTICLES OF INTEREST  ABOUT LELAND WONG KAISER EMPLOYEE  AND CALIFORNIA POLITICAL PLANT  TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATORS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Leland Wong's involvement in the Adam Wesley Arnold Case

Commissioner overseeing Los Angeles Police Retirement
along with Daniel P. Garcia - another fast tracked Kaiser political employee.  Dan Garcia jumped from City of L.A. to VP of Kaiser.

June 01, 2007


June 1, 2007 Kaiser employee and power broker for L.A. mayor
and airport commissioner


December 19, 2006 - Wong Accused Of Accepting Bribe

October 4, 2006 LA corruption case includes allegation of sex favors

Evergreen Marine denies bribing ex-LA Port Commissioner

Wong Wielded Clout in a Low-Key Manner


City Hall Insider Accused of Bribery

Key Hahn Figure Pleads Not Guilty

Department of Water and Power Commissioner and former Airport Commissioner Leland Wong resigned

Daniel P. Garcia's rapid rise to VP of Kaiser Permanente

Consultant to Port Emerges As Key Figure In City Probe

LACEAAA’s honoree and guest speaker
was DWP’s Commissioner, Mr. Leland
Wong [subsequently, Mr. Wong has been
re-appointed to the Airport Commission].
Mr. Wong spoke to guests on the
importance of Asian-Pacific Islanders
pressing for more promotional opportunities
in the Civil Service sector. Mr. Wong
emphasized the importance of this pursuit
and how we as a collective group need to
make our elected representatives more
accountable to the API workforce.
"Wong has been president of pretty much all the juice commissions the city has to offer -- Airports, Harbor and DWP. What the members of these commissions do (at least some of them) is funnel money and gifts to elected officials from the people who want city business. He's so plugged in, it doesn't even matter who is mayor -- Wong gets a commission slot."
Leland WongLeland WongFocus on Kaiser's Leland Wong -
Big Time Spender of Kaiser Permanente Patient Money

In case you ever wondered how Kaiser and the for Profit Permanente got so many big government contracts 
and can block so many government investigations this page will give you a great big clue!

Read the articles listed below and see the connections between him, Kaiser money and elected officials 
from all over California.  Kaiser claims that they never noticed for many years that this man was using large 
sums of their money to do all sorts of illegal and/or unethical things in California. Perhaps they have a major 
accounting problem or perhaps they are a part of the problem.

I (Vickie Travis) had some personal experience with this man Leland Wong on two different occasions.  
Now retired LAPD Homicide Detective John Berdin told me that I had to get Leland Wong's permission 
for a police investigation regarding the murder of my father by Kaiser Permanente employee Dennis Kane.  

Also, Parker Center told me the same thing and gave me Leland Wong's phone numbers.  I telephoned 
Leland Wong and asked him point blank and later begged him for permission to have LAPD 
conduct a murder investigation.  Leland Wong told me that he couldn't because he worked for Kaiser.  
What a coincidence that Leland Wong was also a commissioner overseeing retirement for LAPD.

I didn't undertand at the time why these police officers insisted I get a Kaiser employee's permission for LAPD to do their job.  Today I do.

BTW - One of the Kaiser executives, Dan Garcia , that took part in investigating Leland Wong and was also on some of the same commissions as Leland Wong in Los Angeles, including President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners

(Mr. Garcia was a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson, and also served as a member of the Los Angeles Planning Commission and President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners)/ Both should be in hot water up in Oakland for the information recently made public by Justen Deal. See:http://pages.fixkp.org/index.html



Ex-airport commissioner accused of conflict
Prosecutors say ex-Hahn associate Leland Wong voted on a concessions contract at LAX in which he allegedly had a financial stake.
By Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writer
June 1, 2007

Leland Wong, a power broker in former Mayor James K. Hahn's administration who already is facing bribery charges, was accused Thursday of a felony conflict of interest for voting on a retail concessions contract at Los Angeles International Airport in which he allegedly had a financial stake.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wong1jun01,1,5143939.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true


Friday, June 01, 2007
Another case filed against Wong

Former L.A. commissioner will be tried for conflict of interest and bribery.
   Staff Writer
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/7779946.html


Judge Denies Challenge To Indictment Against Leland Wong
Wong Accused Of Accepting Bribe
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10569678/detail.html

A judge Tuesday denied a defense challenge to an indictment against longtime city political insider Leland Wong, who is accused of taking a $100,000 bribe while he was an airport commissioner.
POSTED: 2:23 pm PST December 19, 2006
mirrored for historical purposes at:

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/honesty.html


LA corruption case includes allegation of sex favors
Associated Press

Indicted former airport commissioner Leland Wong bought sex massages for a top aide to former Mayor James Hahn in an effort to secure a city contract for a client, newly released court documents allege.
Wong, who was allegedly receiving bribes from a company seeking a new port contract, paid for the 90-minute, $130 massages to influence then-Deputy Mayor Troy Edwards, prosecutors said in documents unsealed Tuesday.
mirrored at:  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/lwmassages.html

Evergreen Marine denies bribing ex-LA Port Commissioner
Deutsche Presse Agentur
Published: Friday August 25, 2006

"We paid Leland Wong 5,000 US dollars per month from 2002-2004 as a consultancy fee, so he he could help us obtain more space for containers at the LA Port," the statement said.
http://rawstory.com/news/2006/Evergreen_Marine_denies_bribing_ex__08252006.html
mirrored for historical purposes at:  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians//rawstory.html


Wong Wielded Clout in a Low-Key Manner
By Ralph Frammolino, Times Staff Writer
August 24, 2006

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-profile24aug24,0,4407142.story?coll=la-headlines-politics
"He also stepped down as director of Kaiser's government and community relations department for Southern California. The reason: An internal investigation revealed he had directed staff members to organize political fundraisers, in apparent violation of laws that prohibit nonprofits from partisan activities.

Until his departure, Wong had kept a firm political grip by combining his skill as a solid political fundraiser with his position at Kaiser, where for 16 years he not only served as a lobbyist but directed the nonprofit's charitable largesse to clinics, boys' clubs and other community organizations that are important in an officeholder's district."

 

City Hall Insider Accused of Bribery
By Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writer
August 24, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wong24aug24,0,2247719.story?coll=la-home-headlines
"Wong, who grew up in L.A.'s Chinatown and maintains a home in San Marino, owed his rise in civic life to his willingness to raise money for politicians and his longtime day job as Kaiser Permanente's director of government and community relations. The position gave him sway over $4 million a year in Kaiser grants to Southern California charities, labor unions and community groups.

It was "the best base" a local political operator could wish for, said a veteran commissioner, who did not want to be named so as not to alienate colleagues. "If Councilman A said, 'I need a new play set in my park', Kaiser bought a new play set. If Councilman B really believed in muscular dystrophy, Kaiser would contribute to muscular dystrophy."

His position also gave him the chance to hand politicians treats such as tickets to Lakers games and other events at Staples Center, paid for by the HMO giant."


Key Hahn Figure Pleads Not Guilty
By Michael Muskal and Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writers
11:30 AM PDT, August 23, 2006

"Leland Wong, a powerbroker in the administration of former Mayor James K. Hahn, pleaded not guilty this morning to a 20-count indictment that alleges he took a bribe as part of a "pay-to-play" arrangement."
"The indictment charges Wong with 13 counts of grand theft by embezzlement, one count of accepting a bribe, two counts of conflict of interest, one count of perjury and three counts of filing false tax returns."
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-082306wong,0,1016095.story?coll=la-home-headlines



Department of Water and Power Commissioner and former Airport Commissioner Leland Wong resigned from his position in January 2004 after a lobbyist for a major airport concessionaire told The Times that Wong had tried to pressure his client to steer business to the daughter of a Hahn fundraiser. Questions were also raised about Wong's alleged use of the funds of his employer, Kaiser Permanente, for political purposes. Wong denies any wrongdoing.
http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/hahninkaiserpocket.html


Did Stein `Pay to Play' at Start of Civic Career? - Leland wasn't working alone it appears.
Daniel P. Garcia's rapid rise to VP of Kaiser Permanente

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/steinplay.html


Consultant to Port Emerges As Key Figure In City Probe 

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/cityprobe.html


State of California Rail Authority Board Buy In - This sort of encapsulates all the pots he had his hands in - He is an appointee of State Assembly Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg. 

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/railroad.html


Leland Wong  for the CA RR Authority

http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/meetings/pdf/2001/03/minutes_0301.pdf


Leland Wong Resigns from LA Observed

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/laobserved.html


"Wong has been president of pretty much all the juice commissions the city has to offer -- Airports, Harbor and DWP. What the members of these commissions do (at least some of them) is funnel money and gifts to elected officials from the people who want city business. He's so plugged in, it doesn't even matter who is mayor -- Wong gets a commission slot."

Commissioner Leland Wong On DWP's Agenda & Mayor Hahn's LAX Master Plan Alternative
Full Article

[Leland Wong, Vice President of the LA DWP Board of Commissioners, discusses the DWP's most recent renewable energy and security initiatives and Mayor Hahn's LAX modernization proposal.]

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/laxwong.html


City Hall Insider Quits Post, Kaiser Job
Leland Wong, a noted fundraiser and longtime commissioner, acts in wake of probe by HMO.
By Ted Rohrlich and Ralph Frammolino Times Staff Writers
http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/lelandwong.html

He made it to the Air Port commission as well and he did so well he got reappointed

Another gala to hob nob with City Administrators where he got a Honorary Banquet Chair

The following from the News Library  search at: http://nl.newsbank.com

RANK DATE DB PAGE HEADLINE
1 April 2, 2006 2006- N1 TRIAL TO START IN PR PROBE
2 May 8, 2005 2005- N1 DIRTY MONEY
3 April 6, 2005 2005- N1 POSSIBLE SWEETHEART DEAL IS FOCUS OF INVESTIGATION
4 February 14, 2005 2005- N1 HAHN: THE INSIDE STORY
5 February 5, 2005 2005- N1 CHICK MEMO RIPS MAYOR
6 December 31, 2004 2004- N6 LOCAL 2004: SCANDAL HAS MAYOR ON HOT SEAT
7 December 29, 2004 2004- N16 EDITORIAL
8 December 28, 2004 2004- N3 'FRANKLY, I'M GETTING A LITTLE TIRED'
9 December 10, 2004 2004- N28 EDITORIAL
10 August 4, 2004 2004- N18 EDITORIAL

11 July 16, 2004 2004- N1 PR FIRM TO BE SUED IN DWP OVERBILLING
12 June 17, 2004 2004- N1 PARKS WILL OPPOSE HAHN TO LEAD L.A.
13 June 3, 2004 2004- N6 MAYOR CHANGES CONTRACT RULES
14 April 26, 2004 2004- N1 MAYOR'S RACE MEANS TOUGH YEAR FOR HAHN
15 April 22, 2004 2004- N18 EDITORIAL
16 April 21, 2004 2004- N1 CONTRACT WITH CITY GIVEN UP
17 April 16, 2004 2004- N1 HAHN PICKS EX-WIFE OF RIVAL FOR KEY POST
18 February 28, 2004 2004- N3 SAUCEDO SELECTED TO JOIN DWP PANEL
19 February 13, 2004 2004- N1 HAHN PLANS OWN CONTRACTING REVIEW
20 February 7, 2004 2004- N3 CITY BRACES FOR INVESTIGATIONS
21 January 31, 2004 2004- N3 HAHN FIRM ON ETHICS STANCE
22 January 29, 2004 2004- N5 LOBBYIST TESTIFIES TO GRAND JURY
23 January 28, 2004 2004- N1 HAHN AIDE ON HOT SEAT
24 January 27, 2004 2004- N1 GRAND JURY SUMMONS FORMER AIRPORT EXEC
25 January 25, 2004 2004- V2 EDITORIAL
26 January 22, 2004 2004- N1 STUDY SHOWS MORE CLOUT
27 January 19, 2004 2004- N14 EDITORIAL
28 January 15, 2004 2004- N4 DWP COMMISSIONER QUITS
29 January 14, 2004 2004- N1 ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBERS ENDORSE BAN ON FUND RAISING
30 January 7, 2004 2004- N1 CITY HALL POLITICS IN REHAB

Leland Wong today was elected vice president of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners

From The LA Chinese Chamber where he is a Director

Leland and the Ethics Commission in 2001
Aricle removed and blocked from web archive

"Commission review of and action on Statements of Economic Interests for the following appointees from January 20, 2000: Board of Airport Commissioners -- "

Nominees for Commision - noting no potential conflicts (I am not sure who they were trying to kid with this.)

at:http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/pdfs/1cecreview.pdf


How Leland helped Mayor Hahn

http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m5072/12_25/99696564/p1/article.jhtml

"Hahn would not have been able to find a place for Contreras had Airport Commissioner Leland Wong not gone to the mayor a few months ago saying he wanted to move to another commission. Wong, a Hahn loyalist, was serving his third stint on the commission (he had served under both mayors Riordan and Tom Bradley) and said last week he was "getting a little tired of airport issues"

"According to City Hall lobbyist Richard Lichtenstein, Wong, with his connections to the Asian business community, was "too valuable to remove completely.""


Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs and Leland Wong

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/patbrown.html


Chick Is a Portrait in Sharp Contrasts

http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/politicians/sharpportrait.html

  
 
 

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