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Louis J. Pandolfi
There is an interesting post on
regarding Mr. Pandolfi:
Louis J. Pandolfi,
Do you have any sense of honor or decorum?
I have been a political gadfly in Ventura County for 23 years. I also know Mike
Smith and your comments have crossed the line. For you to state that Mike Smith
is involved in organized crime is pure fiction and slander. Mr. Smith is one of
the most honest, hard working people I have ever met. You, on the other hand,
are not honest. You certainly have no honor. In fact, you would have trouble
finding the truth in a phone booth.
Moreover, having watched you testify recently in the Strickland case, why would
anyone believe anything you say? You have been proven to be "less than
truthful" on many occasions.
Here just one instance:
Below is the clip from the VC Star story on this blogger (Louis J. Pandolfi):
"Pandolfi's credibility was undermined by Angeles' defense attorney, Steven
Baric of Orange County. Under cross-examination, Pandolfi told Baric that he
and Phillips had met only once to discuss the events of June 17, 2008. That
meeting was in the summer of 2008, Pandolfi testified.
"Only once, Mr. Pandolfi?" Baric asked, then produced two photographs showing
Pandolfi and Phillips together outside the Hyatt Westlake Plaza hotel earlier
Baric, who serves on the board of directors of the California Republican Party,
suggested in court that the alleged victims coordinated their accounts and had
charges brought against Angeles in an attempt to embarrass Republican Tony
Strickland and sway the outcome of his campaign for the 19th District Senate
seat against Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson. Strickland went on to beat Jackson
by fewer than 1,000 votes in the November election.
Baric noted Phillips is the head of the Camarillo Democratic Club, while
Pandolfi testified he was a volunteer for the Jackson campaign.
Following the verdicts, Baric said, "We had a lot of faith that when the jurors
heard the case and heard all the evidence and heard Joel's testimony, that we
would get the verdict that he wound up getting."
Audra Strickland reiterated her belief that the charges against Angeles
constituted "a political witch hunt." But the prosecutor, Deputy Attorney
General Nancy James, said the charges were based strictly on the evidence.
A disappointed James said that while she respected the jury's verdict, "I do
believe the evidence was there to convict the defendant. But my understanding
is that they had issues with the credibility of many of the prosecution's
witnesses and they found reasonable doubt based on that."
Strickland's aide not guilty in scuffle
Here's another (and way more serious) instance where Pandolfi's company
falsified testing records for a school (is there anything worse than this?) was
involved with being less than truthful:
Huntington Methane Tests Faked, D.A. Says
Company charged with filing phony results to show declining gas levels under
two city sites.
October 22, 2002|Seema Mehta | Times Staff Writer
A company hired by Huntington Beach to monitor potentially dangerous methane
gas under a park and a library repeatedly faked the data to make it appear the
gas levels were declining, prosecutors charged Monday.
GeoScience Analytical Inc. of Simi Valley, and its president Fleet E. Rust,
face criminal charges of submitting false field test data to government
officials. If convicted, Rust could be sentenced to two years in prison and
$50,000 in fines.
"We need to send a message to labs that they certainly aren't going to get away
with that kind of conduct in this county," said Nick Thompson, an Orange County
deputy district attorney.
Rust could not be reached for comment Monday.
Huntington Beach hired GeoScience Analytical several years ago to test methane
levels at Edison Community Park and Huntington Beach Central Library, which are
built atop closed landfills. Decaying waste creates methane, a colorless,
odorless gas that is highly explosive.
The company filed regular reports to the Orange County Health Care Agency's
Solid Waste Enforcement unit.
However, officials with the agency became suspicious this year when methane
levels appeared to be rapidly dropping. A county inspector went to the sites
and saw monitoring wells covered in cobwebs, debris and dirt that had not been
disturbed in some time.
The district attorney's office also sealed the monitoring sites. To test the
wells, the company would have had to break the seals. But the seals remained
intact, officials said.
The county district attorney's office set up surveillance of the sites, and
concluded that no one was monitoring methane levels. Yet the GeoScience
Analytical reports kept coming in, Thompson said.
As soon as the city learned of the false reports, it tested the park and the
library, as well as 29 homes and a nearby school. These tests found that there
is no threat to the public but found that levels were not dropping as
GeoScience had claimed, Huntington Beach Fire Chief Mike Dolder said.
Dolder said he felt "absolutely shocked" by the revelation. "It was disbelief
initially," he said. "Then we focused, and said let's get in there and make
sure the neighborhood's safe."
Arraignment is scheduled Nov. 12, Thompson said.
In addition to criminal sanctions, prosecutors are seeking more than $30,000 to
compensate Huntington Beach for monitoring that was conducted after city
officials learned of the false reports.
The company also has conducted environmental testing at the Belmont Learning
Center, an old dump beneath the Oxnard Dunes and abandoned oil fields in Santa
Fe Springs, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Brea.
Methane is not toxic when inhaled, but it can cause suffocation by reducing the
concentration of oxygen in enclosed places. It is highly flammable, and levels
of 5% to 15% in air are explosive.
Thompson said the lack of monitoring could have proved dangerous had the
methane built up.
"If it had gone undetected for a period of months, there could have been
significant risk," he said.
Pandolfi was a principal with GeoScience Analytical.
California Secretary of State Website:
Entity Name: GEOSCIENCE ANALYTICAL, INC.
Entity Number: C1038463
Date Filed: 03/09/1981
Entity Address: 608 XXXXXX CT
Entity City, State, Zip: SIMI VALLEY CA 93065
Agent for Service of Process: LOUIS J PANDOLFI
Agent Address: 608 XXXXXX CT
Agent City, State, Zip: SIMI VALLEY CA 93065
Mr. Green, I am trying to figure out how and why you cast your lot with this
group of miscreants (Pandolfi, Williamson & Fishbeck). You're better than that.
We met a long time ago when you worked for the City and you were quite
impressive. I even thought you might on day become City Attorney.
What happened to you? Now you sound like a poltician, just sticking to your
talking points memo. Your a highly trained lawyer - you know that the nothing
has been decided yet and if people want their voice heard all they need to do
is show up at a hearing or two.
Why do you feel the need to manipulate everyone into believing what you
How about just be honest?
Barbara was not ethical. As a lawyer, you should condemn her for this type of
I would say the same thing regardless of who it was.
This is not an issue about the Dump. Its about politicians doing what they want
regardless of the rules.
Personally, my initial reaction to the Dump expansion was no way. But after the
last 3 years as I have watched this great country crumble to the ground, I have
realized that we need need more infrastructure not less. I know no one wants
electrical power plants, sewer plants and nuclear power plants near them but in
order for our country to be great again, we must have them.
Pandolfi on the Landfill Expansion
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