Jerry Brown, former CA Governor, former Oakland Mayor, current CA Attorney General, and now about to once again become CA Governor, and Oakland movers and shakers Phil Tagami and Len Epstein;
“He (Tagami) is one of Brown’s closest confidants, and though he won’t admit it, one of the most influential players in downtown Oakland. “
Jerry Brown’s wedding was held in the Oakland Rotunda. (reference the newspaper article, above.)
His latest election night party was hosted in the recently renovated Fox Theater in Oakland. (reference again the newspaper article, above.)
Tagami and his mentor/business partner Len Epstein, both fast friends of the Ngs, are/were very large investors in RE Loans and ‘may’ have received greatly preferential treatment when they were ‘given’ the Austin Val Verde loan/property (as was previously reported here and for which there are public documents, one of which is available here: https://barkinvestors.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/santa-barbara-documents.pdf
Reportedly, at least two requests were made of Attorney General Brown last year by RE Loans, LLC investors to investigate Bar-K, RE Loans, the Ngs, et al. On both occasions AG Brown’s office declined to do more than give the requests even minor consideration.
Hopefully the next AG will be willing to conduct an investigation into the almost one billion dollar fiasco that is commonly referred to as Bar-K.