Scam Diego Entries for November, 2010

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If Anschutz Buys 35% of Chargers, Say Bye-Bye

According to NBC Sports, Toronto-based sports personality Bob McCown of the Fan 590 reports that Philip Anschutz "has or will" ...

Escondido's Pfeiler Fined $200 for Chargers Junket

Lori Pfeiler, long-time Escondido mayor who did not attempt to get another term this year, has been assessed a $200 ...

San Diego Home Values Dropped in September

U.S. home prices dropped 2% in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a rise of 4.7% in the ...

What's Wall Street Worth? Little, If Anything

John Cassidy of the New Yorker has an excellent piece in the Nov. 29 edition, titled "What Good Is Wall ...

Partnoy Quoted in Great Movie "Inside Job"

Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego law professor and international expert on derivatives, is quoted several times in the excellent ...

Suit Filed Against Midnight Backroom Deal

A complaint was filed in Sacramento Superior Court Friday to set aside the late-hour, hush-hush deal that gives Centre City ...

County Unemployment Drops in October

San Diego County unemployment dropped to 10.2% in October from a revised 10.7% in September, according to the state Employment ...

Chatfield Admits Hiding Money through Swiss Bank

San Diegan Jeffrey Chatfield, a financial consultant who purportedly helped private companies go public, pleaded guilty in Washington DC today ...

Believe the Grand Jury. Do NOT Believe the Mayor's Office

A donnybrook is rumbling louder and louder in San Diego. The City revealed that it won't have its financial report ...

Nov. 2 Memo Doesn't Mention Computer Glitch

Last evening, as reported below, the City said that its audit would be delayed half a year and it was ...

City Delays Audit, Halts Bonds. Blames Computers. Hmmmmm

The City of San Diego today announced that it will hold a lottery. The winner gets the Coronado Bay Bridge. ...

Another Local Ponzi Schemer Headed to Slammer

Mohit A. Khanna was sentenced to 41 months in prison today (Nov. 15) in U.S. district court for running San ...

It's Not Just Chargers Who Would Fleece Insolvent Political Entity

San Diego is recognized by many as the large U.S. city that is the most likely candidate for bankruptcy. Yet ...

LA Times Cites San Diego Public Corruption

In a front page story today (Nov. 12), the Los Angeles Times states, "Audits of city finances often cover up ...

Channel 10 Airs Mayor's Deposition in Crime Case Tonight

Tonight (Nov. 10) at 11 p.m., Channel 10 will air videotape portions of the deposition of Mayor Jerry Sanders in ...

For-Profit College CEOS Rolling in Dough, Including Bridgepoint

Bloomberg News has a comprehensive story this morning (Nov. 10) on huge sums of money that officials of for-profit colleges ...

Boycott U-T, Says Arts Writer

After it laid off iconic visual arts critic Bob Pincus last summer, the Union-Tribune tried to appease indignant people in ...

DeMaio Blind to One Thing: Greed

Councilmember Carl DeMaio came out today (Nov. 12) with his plan to solve the City of San Diego's backbreaking financial ...

Bailouts of ailing states has ALREADY Begun

While everybody wonders whether the federal government will have to bail out insolvent states, the process has already begun. Writing ...

Lame Duck Escondido Council Not Likely to Railroad Ballpark Through

Sam Abed, mayor-elect of Escondido, says that the lame duck council is not likely to try to ram the $50 ...

Moores's Personal Attorney Named to High Justice Department Post

Charles La Bella, one-time personal attorney for former majority Padres owner John Moores, has joined the fraud section of the ...

Biogen Idec Whacks Idec, Its San Diego Wing

Massachusetts-based biotech Biogen Idec today (Nov. 3) severed Idec, its San Diego operation. The two companies merged in 2003. Biogen ...

Proposition D Thumbed Down Overwhelmingly

With half the vote counted, the no vote on Proposition D, the proposal to raise the sales tax, was 62.33% ...

Fox Blasts Prop. 24, Doesn't Reveal Big Donation to Defeat It

Last week, Fox Business Network stationed a reporter for five consecutive hours at a small company in Gardena. The message ...

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