Behind the Scenes – People v. Noguez



John Noguez in jail uniform

John Noguez in jail uniform

In mid June, major news media, especially the Los Angeles Times (June 14, 2013) began reporting about how Iranian-American developer Eskandar E. Bolour was getting engulfed in the scandals involving Los Angeles County Assessor Juan Renaldo “John” Noguez when he was hit with search warrants aimed at finding out whether Bolour had been laundering campaign donations for Noguez. My sources tell me that Bolour may just be the second Iranian-American to get caught up in the investigation, but he isn’t likely to be the last. It’s first important that charged with a bribery scheme in exchange for lower tax bills along with Assessor Noguez is Iranian-American “Tax Consultant” (an unregulated profession in California) Ramin Salari.



Ramin Salari

Ramin Salari

Well before his current woes in connection with his bribery prosecution, Ramin, according to an April 19, 2012 Los Angeles Weekly article, he was accused by his own cousin in a lawsuit of being a “thief,” a “crook,” a “liar” and a “charlatan.” The Weekly also exposed Ramin as having threatened deputy assessors with disciplinary action if they didn’t see eye to eye with his demands for lowered property tax assessments and had faced accusations of failing to turn over subpoenaed evidence.



So, who would I be looking at if I was in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office? If I was a suspicious individual, I’d be looking at another Bolour, Mehdi Bolour.



Mehdi Bolour

Mehdi Bolour

First and foremost, Mehdi held a fundraiser at his $30,000,000 Beverly Hills mansion for John Noguez’s election campaign. Secondly, it’s not like he has no history of coordinating his campaign contributions with Eskandar: at least as early as September 19, 1995, both of them just happened to make contributions to “Citizens for Waters” (as in Rep. Maxine Waters) and I don’t actually think that it was by coincidence. Incidentally (“coincidentally” maybe….) the contributions were for identical amounts as well.



Ezri Namvar

Ezri Namvar

Campaign contributors to Noguez seemed to have this coincidental ability to wind up with extreme property tax reductions. Take the Namvar family (like Mehdi Bolour, Iranian-Jewish). An October 18, 2012 letter to then District Attorney Steve Cooley from a group calling itself “Namvar Creditors” said:



As your office is aware, one of the largest property value reductions was for Mr. Salari’s client, Houshang Sean Namvar. Sean Namvar and members of his family are also involved with over Billion Dollar scam that has destroyed the lives of hundreds of families and thousands of individuals, including widows and orphans, in our community. This is the same Sean Namvar who is living in an $8,000,000.00 mansion paid for with money stolen from his Victims. This is the same mansion he bribed John Noguez for. The Namvars and their co-conspirators have a history of bribery, corruption, fraud, and host of other crimes, please do not just take our word for it for the Trustees involved in the Namvar Bankruptcy cases have alleged the same. Sean Namvar’s eldest brother, Ezri Namvar, has already been convicted and is serving time for his involvement for just a portion of his crimes.



Reliable sources tell me that a potential investigation by the District Attorney’s office in connection with his activities on behalf of John Noguez is not the only thing Mehdi has to worry about these days. The man has a penchant for making enemies and in spite of the fact that he’s probably a billionaire, if not at least a millionaire hundreds of times over, he has a reputation of having gotten to that status by (a) being a cheapskate who nickels and dimes even his “friends” in business deals and (b) by making lots of enemies. Several of his so-called “handshake deals” (deals that are inevitably complicated, convoluted, and which wind up frequently screwing his friends while he winds up holding the bag of loot at the end) are about to blow up in his face. In fact it’s been suggested to me that Mehdi will soon be facing a private civil suit with purportedly nasty allegations about his business practices.

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Littlerock CA Protests LA Co Gestapo Tactics


Note especially the Littlerock Town Council Resolution documents following the exchange between Attorney Olaf Landsgaard and the Local Agency Formation Commission….for past context, see:

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Lawrence Singleton & the Rape of Mary Vincent


Come and see a lecture on the Lawrence Singleton — Mary Vincent case, 10/10/13 –

Excerpts from Wikipedia

Lawrence Singleton

Lawrence Singleton

Lawrence Singleton (July 28, 1927 – December 28, 2001)[3] was an American criminal best known for perpetrating an infamous rape and mutilation of a teenage hitchhiker in California in 1978.

On September 29, 1978, Singleton picked up 15-year-old Mary Vincent of Las Vegas while she was hitchhiking in Berkeley, California, raped her, and then severed both her forearms with a hatchet, throwing her off a 30-foot cliff outside of Modesto, California, leaving her naked and near death. She managed to pull herself back up the cliff and alert a passerby, who took her to a hospital. By the time Singleton was arrested, Vincent was fitted with prosthetic arms.

At Singleton’s trial six months after the assault, Vincent faced her assailant and relived the traumatic ordeal in court. Her testimony helped convict him. As she left the witness stand, he swore he would kill her. Singleton received a 14-year sentence, the maximum allowed by law in California at that time.

While Vincent won a $2.56 million civil judgment against Singleton, she was unable to collect it when Singleton revealed that he was unemployed, in poor health, and had only $200 in savings.[5]

Along with the particularly gruesome and callous aspects of the crime, the case became even more notorious after Singleton was paroled after serving only eight years in prison. He was paroled to Contra Costa County, California, but no town would accept his presence, so he had to live in a trailer on the grounds of San Quentin until his parole ended a year later.[2]

In the spring of 1997, a neighbor called police and reported seeing 69-year old Singleton strangling a nude woman in his house. When police arrived, they found Singleton drunk with his shirt open and blood smeared over his chest. Inside, police found the nude, bloody corpse of 31-year-old prostitute Roxanne Hayes; she had been stabbed seven times in the face and chest.[11

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Peace & Freedom Party’s Illusion of Power



Subject: Re: The illusion of power—By Irv Sutley


(The analysis is followed by Bella De Soto’s email to which it responds)


PFPLogoThis attempt at a purge of Bella De Soto from the Los Angeles County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party seems in large part to be in retaliation for Bella’s political stance in support of Palestine. It is a shock to see that in California’s most populous county which has the largest number of Peace and Freedom Party registrants in the state, there were apparently only four other people besides Bella bothering to show up at a meeting. As Jan Tucker can attest, the L.A. CCC in prior years and decades had a huge active membership and made political impacts which had both state and national consequences. And this latest meeting offers the spectacle of four people plotting to dump 20% of the participating membership.



Florida PFPThe failure of the L.A. CCC officers to notify Bella of earlier campaign meetings in Los Angeles and exclude her from participation is similar to the undemocratic purge of Paul Dahmen from the leadership of Florida’s Peace and Freedom Party and from the National Organizing Committee. Several of California’s PFP officers were involved in both Paul and Bella’s situations as well as engineering my six week suspension from the party’s discussion listserve for exposing the anti-Semitic attack on Jan Tucker. Paul paid a far higher price than I did for outing this racist, lying document.



This Los Angeles situation compares with the California State Central Committee which started the current two year term (2012-2014) with about 115 members but has declined to around 75 with 13 officers. These state officers seem to constitute an undemocratic Politburo who operate under questionable by-laws that denies organized out of favor counties (such as my own, Sonoma County) from any meaningful part of the decision making processes of the party. Under state law the registrants of each organized county are to have membership on the State Executive Committee – a principle which the officers have done away with in order to self tenure their own titles and illusion of power.



In large part, it can be considered as the “Politics of Powerlessness” as the state officers try to micro manage every single detail and facet of members political lives, while abandoning any pretense of feminism in the effort to centralize all endorsements, procedures, and events under their theory of Leadership Vanguardism.



From: Bella De Soto


Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:44 AM





Bella De Soto dancing at The Talking Stick, Venice

Bella De Soto dancing at The Talking Stick, Venice

Hi xxxx, et al: I will now be sharing a mail Notice I just received, but was expecting it for a very long time… xxxxx xxxxxxxxx, Secretary of the local Peace and Freedom Party local Chapter actually conspired to introduce a Motion against me, but it was not on the last Committee Agenda on Thursday Sept.19/13. This meeting which starts at 7PM, did not start till nearly 7:30, because I arrived 5 minutes after 7, and only xxxxx xxxxxxxxx and Husband xxxx xxxxxxx were present, who immediately walked out, to plot a motion of expulsion against me, which I overheard xxxx saying to his Wife xxxxx, in low voice outside the meeting hall door, reminding her that she could not present a motion, not reflected in the Agenda!. I began reading the Agenda and Minutes, waited a few minutes more in an empty room, and then decided to vacate, walked to my car, and I was approaching my automobile, I noticed xxxxx , Husband xxxx, xxxx xxxxxx (Committee Chair in paper only!), and xxxxx xxxxxxxx, who had just arrived together in xxxx’s car, all four were consulting across the sidewalk from the meeting hall. I quickly got in my auto and drove away.



There is much, but for later discussion…



Purge—– xxxxx xxxxxxxxx has been on a personal crusade to push me from the local P&FP Committee since 2008. I knew this was in the works since I joined the party in 2008, when Ralph Nader was running for President, and I helped him get elected as PFP Presidential Candidate in Sacramento at the party Convention. xxxxx has never addressed me personally on any of her bogus charges, instead has spread many rumors about me in the activist community. So I hear from other activists what the intent is, but during the monthly meetings, I am met with much animosity. I have maintained my attendance because Socialism is not about personalities, but a urgent global matter.



Regarding your LACCC membership


Inbox Peace & Freedom Party L.A. <>



1:14 AM (10 hours ago) to me (Bella De Soto) October 2, 2013






This is an official notice from the L.A. County Central Committee to Ms. Bella de Soto. At the L.A. County Central Committee Meeting of September 19, a motion for your expulsion was made, seconded and passed under provisions of L.A. County bylaw 5. Charges related to expulsion fall under L.A.C.C.C. by –law 3; section g: “…intimidation and interruptions, disrespecting the chair and the membership, and using abusive language.”



The expulsion vote will be placed on the Agenda of the LACCC meeting of October 17th, 2013, and will be voted on at that time. Per by –law 6, you will be given an opportunity to speak for yourself at that time. Following that, a maximum of two speakers for and two against may be heard from. A two thirds vote by secret ballot is required for expulsion.



A member who is expelled may appeal to the SCC or State Convention. (By Law 7).


In Struggle,


The L.A. County Central Committee.


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