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News Release
6/15/2001
CONTACT Carmen Balber - 310-392-0522 x324
Proponents Say City Has Conflict of Interest, Seek Independent Defense of Voter Approved Law Banning Conflicts of Interest The City of Santa Monica's effort to block a new, voter-approved conflict of interest law has taken a bizarre turn, as city officials authorized the use of taxpayer dollars to sue itself in order to block the measure....
News Release
4/12/2001
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Consumer Group Asks PUC to Cease Paying Henry Duque's Legal Defense in Action to Remove Him From Office In addition to investing in Nextel, a PUC regulated entity, Duque has been found to have invested in other companies that could be affected by PUC decisions. Given this new evidence, in a letter sent yesterday to PUC President Loretta Lynch,...
News Release
1/11/2001
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Consumer Group Urges Governor to Stop Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has authorized payment of Commissioner Henry Duque's legal fees incurred in an action to remove him from office for his violation of PUC conflict of interest laws, according to a letter obtained by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights...
News Release
12/28/2000
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
With official permission from the Attorney General, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights filed a lawsuit today in the name of the People of the State of California to remove PUC Commissioner Henry Duque from office. The complaint alleges that Mr. Duque owned stock in a company regulated by the PUC, Nextel Communications, one of the...
News Release
12/1/2000
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Finds Buying Stocks In Regulated Company Warrants Removal The California Attorney General has issued an opinion allowing for the removal of Henry Duque from the California Public Utility Commission. Attorney General Bill Lockyer stated, "The Constitution requires that as a qualification for holding office as a Commission member, the member...
News Release
10/4/2000
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
In an official filing today with the California Attorney General's office, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) began the legal process that could ultimately lead to CPUC Commissioner Duque's removal from office. The filing is based on an alleged violation by Commissioner Duque of a conflict of interest law that prohibits CPUC...