Re: Assignment Of The Former U.S Attorney For Northern District Of California Melinda Haag By The University Of California President Janet Napolitano To Investigate UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi In Relation To My April 11, 2016 Request To Bring Criminal Charges Against The Regents Of The University Of California Due To Multimillion Dollar Federal Tax Fraud And Violation Of My Civil And Human Rights
Dear U.S. Attorney Talbert:
With this letter I am following up on my inquiry dated April 11, 2016, with regard to the alleged multimillion dollars’ tax fraud committed in 1999–2003 and 2012–2013 by the Regents of the University of California through an unlawful sale of power from the UC Davis Medical Center 27 MW’s cogeneration facility.
I understand that the U.S. Attorney for the northern California office covers a large area and is very busy enforcing the law and prosecuting criminals, and I also understand that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento is in a transition period due to the resignation of the Hon. Benjamin Wagner.
The Regents’ multimillion dollar fraud committed in 1999–2009 and repeated in 2012–2013 is undisputable and the public documents of 2007 from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the 2012–2013 UC Regents Power Sale Contracts with Sacramento Municipal Utility District speak for themselves; I have no need to elaborate more about them in this letter. On April 11, 2016, I provided to the U.S. Attorney’s Office all documents available to me that were related to the UC Regents’ fraud and to the violation of my civil and human rights by the Regents.
I would only like to emphasize again that during my employment at the UC Davis Medical Center I never intended to deal with the Regents’ fraud, nor did it ever cross my mind to look into their unlawful power sale. I suspected that something is wrong for long time but the discovered the fraud in June 2015 almost three years after my termination of employment in December 2012 which was ordered by UC General Counsel. The committed fraud was the reason that I had been subjected to psychological terror for six years. My life was completely devastated and destroyed at the age of 60 by an army of UC lawyers and other UC thugs because of this unlawful power sale and the Regents’ fraud. The power sale fraud was deliberately planned in 1995–1996 by the UC Regents with the help of Government of California, led by Governor Grey Davis. The fraud was covered up by the UC Regents with the help of two California state attorneys, General Bill Lockyer and Edmund Brown, as well as and CAISO General Counsel Charles Robinson, who was transferred to UC on January 1, 2007, and rewarded with a $400,000 annual salary. Charles Robinson’s activity and transfer from CAISO to UC is closely akin to racketeering.
The Regents’ 1999–2003 fraud was repeated in 2012–2013, and Charles Robinson is solely responsible for this fraud as UC’s General Counsel, who was responsible for monitoring all legal contracts.
In addition, it was UC General Counsel Charles Robinson’s decision to terminate my employment in December 2012. There were earlier attempts to terminate me in March 2007, September 2011 and December 2011. I was also not allowed to go back to work after I was kept like a hostage for over one year on administrative leave.
In this follow-up letter I would like to raise my concern with regard to former U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, who was recently hired by the UC Regents or the UC President Janet Napolitano to investigate UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s alleged violation of UC policies and procedures outlined in the UC President Janet Napolitano’s letter dated April 27, 2015, which was backed up by five State of California legislators—Luis Alejo, Lorena Gonzales, Mike Gatto, Freddie Rodriguez and Joel Anderson—who all signed a letter dated April 28, 2016, which was addressed to UC President Janet Napolitano (both letters enclosed).
In April 2016, I submitted complaints against the UC Regents for alleged multimillion dollar fraud related to unlawful power sale in 1999–2003 and repeated by the Regents in 2012–2013 to the U.S. Attorney’s Office where Ms. Haag worked not so long ago, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Inspector General with the recommendation of the FBI (Sacramento Office).
After I learned that Ms. Haag had been hired by UC to investigate UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, I became seriously concerned about Ms. Haag’s professional conduct due her conflict of interest while representing the UC Regents in a dispute that arose from the university’s adverse actions against UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, a former U.S. Attorney for northern California, where the UC Regents’ headquarters are located and where UC Davis is located as well.
Furthermore, the UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi is or was also in charge of the UC Davis Medical Center from 2009 to 2016, where the UC Regents’ alleged multimillion dollar fraud took place.
On May 5, 2016, I sent an e-mail to Ms. Haag informing her about my complaints with the federal authorities, regardless of what Ms. Haag had been informed about before I sent my e-mail to her.
I don’t believe that the Regents hired Ms. Haag for $1200/hour to find out if UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi had violated university policies and procedures. This could have been determined fairly and more independently by an agreed-upon third-party arbitrator or mediator, not the university attorney hired for whom it was a conflict of interest to represent the university.
It is also worth mentioning that Ms. Melinda Hag is the former U.S. prosecutor who prosecuted and brought down California Senator Leyland Lee.
I am mentioning former Senator Leyland Yee’s achievements in this complaint because Leyland Yee authored Senate Bill SB 650, which was signed into law in July 2010 with an effective date of January 1, 2011. This bill was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to protect UC faculty and staff who report illegal or improper actions from retaliation in the workplace.
SB 650, which was authored by Senator Leland Yee, provides UC employees with the same legal protections as other state employees, including those at California State University and California’s community colleges. The new law ensured that UC employees could exercise their right to seek damages in court on a retaliation complaint to which the university did not respond fairly.
Leyland Yee’s SB 650 was a step forward, and without it the UC Davis employee Janet Keyzer would not have prevailed in her termination lawsuit, which was filed in 2010 and finalized in 2015. It cost the university about $5,000,000, most of which were legal fees for attorneys on both sides.
It is sad that Leyland Yee, a great legislator and public servant who had the courage to stand up against the corrupted but very powerful University of California administration, fell shortly after SB 650 took effect in 2011.
The 67-year-old Yee pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in connection with allegations that he had accepted bribes in exchange for his political influence. So sad.
However, if I look at the crimes Leyland Yee committed and for which he was harshly punished, I would say that his crimes are not comparable with those committed by the corrupted and rotten University of California administration, and no one there was sentenced to prison. The UC administrators could drive employees to end their lives, commit Medicare and Medicaid fraud up to $25,000,000, commit multimillion power sale and tax fraud, conduct illegal medical experiments that resulted in several patients’ deaths at the UC Davis Medical Center, fund illegal research on prisoners (Keyzer’s case) or discharge machine oil via storm drains into the Sacramento River from the UC Davis Medical Center Cogeneration Power Plant for seven years, but I have not heard that anybody responsible for these crimes faced the District Attorney’s office or criminal prosecution like Leyland Yee faced for his crime.
I will write a petition to President Barack Obama and I will ask him to pardon Senator Leyland Lee for humanitarian reasons or to shorten Senator Leyland Lee’s prison sentence.
CC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento Office
Internal Revenue Service