Geoffrey F. Brown (AKA Geoff Brown) -- a former commissioner with the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") is under extreme scrutiny in matters relating to CaliforniaALL, The Leslie Brodie Report has learned.
CaliforniaALL, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity, was the brainchild of
Ruthe Ashley (a Diversity Officer at CalPERS and Vice-President of the State Bar of California) and Peter Arth Jr., Chief of Staff to CPUC President Michael Peevey.
In its brief existence from 2008 to 2010, CaliforniaALL collected close to $2 million from utility companies (AT&T, PG&E, Verizon, Sempra), including a sub-rosa contribution of $769,247.00 from the State Bar of California Foundation (DBA California Bar Foundation.)
CaliforniaALL was abruptly dissolved in June of 2010.
Mr. Geoffrey Brown, professor of law at JFK School of Law. Between 2001 to 2007 served as Commissioner with the CPUC. From 2006 to 2009 Brown serve as director with the State Bar of California Foundation (DBA "California Bar Foundation"). In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to CaliforniaALL.
Sources with knowledge of the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity, maintain a red flag has been raised over Brown due to the overall circumstances surrounding California Bar Foundation, CaliforniaALL, CPUC, and utility companies.
The sources declined to provide specific details other than to mention that, as is the case with Ms. Gwen Moore, Brown's familiarity with the CPUC and utility companies is also being reviewed for potential leads.