Coalition for Justice in Hawaiian Gardens and Jerusalem
Audit Committee Releases Report on Moskowitz's dealings in Hawaiian
The Joint Legislative Audit Committee
finally released its report ˝ the longest report in its history.
The report makes it impossible for Lockyer to award the casino
license. The over a dozen and
a half recommendations include (p.20 - 21):
"Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies should investigate for criminal or corrupt activity associated with the Hawaiian Gardens' "Gateway Gardens" project.
"The State Bar of California should consider whether its current Rules of Professional Conduct adequately protect public entities and prevent subversion of the public interest when private attorneys represent both their private clients in dealing with a public entity as well as the public entity itself."
The Reports' Findings On The Project Itself include:
The redevelopment project is an inappropriate use of redevelopment funds because it appears to violate California Health and Safety Code Sections 33426.5.
The project is inappropriately located, as it places a gambling operation adjacent to a middle school, a hospital, a place of worship and public park.
The project evolved from a highly irregular and apparently improper process.
The Committee's Findings on the Redeveloper and his Agent/Counsel include:
The redeveloper successfully co-opted the Cities and Agencies efforts to fulfill a public interest for his own private interest.
The redevelopers attorney made a series of misleading and often contradictory statements to public officials in order to benefit his client.
A press conference to discuss the report and other issues was held Monday, July 10, 2000.
Read the Executive
Summary of the report
From the June 11, 2000 News Release:
Read the June 11, 2000 News