Geoffrey F. Brown (AKA Geoff Brown) -- a former commissioner with the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC"), is under extreme scrutiny in matters relating Judy Johnson's CCPF and the saga known as "Bribing Pat," The Leslie Brodie Report has learned.
Confidential sources familiar with the situation now maintain an additional red flag has been raised over Brown due to the overall circumstances surrounding dubious entity California Consumer Protection Foundation ("CCPF"). An Oakland-based entity headed by Judy Johnson.
Johnson, who until recently served as the Executive Director of the State Bar of California, secretly headed CCPF for the past 7-8 years. During this period, she used her "clout" as the head of the agency to arrange for "cy pres" from class action settlements, as well as fines and settlements imposed by the CPUC on utility companies, totaling close to $30 million to be funneled to CCPF.
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 sham entity CaliforniaALL -- which also obtained additional 1.5 Million from utility companies. In reaction to complainant's request for an inquiry to the State Bar of California Board of Governors, Brown immediately, as though bitten by a snake, threatened to file legal action even though the communication with the BOG was absolutely privileged and justified, and only made mention of Brown in passing.(image:courtesy photo)
Sources also maintain Brown is also under extreme scrutiny in matters involving the overall circumstances surrounding Golden Gate University, Peter Keane, Patrice McElroy,, as well as in connection with the failure to disclose the relationship between CPUC Commissioner and Golden Gate University Professor Geoffrey F. Brown and State Bar of California's Judy Johnson's CCPF.
During a hearing presided over by Judge McElroy, she disclosed that Peter G. Keane -- who was then Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law and was representing an adverse witness (Ms. Sara E. Raymond) -- had been her supervisor when she was previously employed as an assistant Public Defender.
However, Judge McElroy failed to disclose that at or about the time the hearing in question was taking place, she accepted as a gift from Mr. Keane an overseas trip.
Even more troubling is the fact that at or about the time the trip took place, Golden Gate University and the student in question were in the midst of litigating a civil case the student had filed in San Francisco Superior Court.