Edwin Mah Lee, since 9/18/2006 Not Eligible To Practice Law Admin Inactive/MCLE
noncompliance but subject to professional ethics as a member not disbarred has shown as Mayor
of San Francisco, appointed by Gavin Newsom, and subsequently elected, a pattern of corruption,
misuse of public funds and perjury.
Willie Lewis Brown Jr - #29656 is implicated and upon further investigation a separate
complaint for corruption will be filed against this member if appropriate.
CHAPTER 1. PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY IN GENERAL
Rule 1-100 Rules of Professional Conduct, in General
(A) Purpose and Function.
The following rules are intended to regulate professional conduct of members … to protect the
public and to promote respect and confidence in the legal profession. …
For a willful breach of any of these rules, the Board of Governors has the power to discipline
members as provided by law. …
(2) "Member" means a member of the State Bar of California.
(3) "Lawyer" means a member of the State Bar of California or a person who is admitted in
good standing of and eligible to practice ...
Ed Lee started as an "activist" in China Town with CCDC (Chinese Cultural Development -asian
law caucus) where he met Rose Pak and Willie Brown who made him director of the San Francisco
Human Rights Commission….the first step in minority compliance and special favor contracts in a
pay to play scheme.
Malcolm Yeung, now senior advisor in Lee's office, in self dealing awards contracts funneling to
CCDC, his former employer, by SFMTA rail expansion and displacement of chinese elders- see
grand jury comments relating to this topic . CCDC is also implicated in "run ed run" and corruptly
influencing the election for Mayor.
Mohammad Nuru was first hired during Willie Browns administration by Lee in DPW (Department
of Public Works)….during which time Nuru has complaints of misappropriation of public funds
(the illegal use of public employees to do work for Brown's political machine on time paid by
taxes i.e. work hours for a politician), retaliation, racism, sexism.
Nuru was thankful and had DPW clean Lee's neighborhood vacant lots.
Willie Brown rewards Lee with promotion and raise to City Purchasing Department for more
contract control for crony purchases where he helps the fraud of GCSI w/ building department
inspectors which departmentt pleads guilty to corruption.
Lee bypasses certification process and certifies so is again promoted as the Brown ties to
building department fraud are concealed and Lee is made head of Department of Public works.
Aug 3, 2012 SFBayGuardian: civil grand jury finds city tech outdated despite Lee instituting the
"computer" store for technology purchases which suggests the crony contracts were for special
interests rather than city benefit.
Further allowing gross ethics violations to continue and or involved with covering-up:
Mr and Mrs Tourk: Mrs Tourk commits adultery with Mayor Newsom so her husband, Mayor
Lee's deputy chief of staff, grants his wife paid leave. The Tourks refused to cooperate with any
Nuru coerces employees into political action and refused to cooperate with any investigation.
no action by Lee
There was no discipline of Commissioner Gomez for official misconduct violating the sunshine
Executive director St Croix of Ethics Commission has charges of Official Misconduct pending.
Mayor appoints Christine Olague to replace Mirkarimi and consulted her before filing charges
Judge Breall head DA domestic violence and organization for immigrant women domestic
violence (colleague Judge McBride charged with spousal abuse): exposed victim's identity
contrary to law; there was no filing for separation or divorce in the Mirkarimi matter.
There is currently no sunshine task force by design as there is no disabled member of board as
required after firing the one disabled who met that requirement for the board to be duly constituted.
July 4-10 2012 SFBG Steven T Jones: Sheppard Kopp, Mirkarimi's counsel, asked Lee if he had
authorized Aaron Peskin or Walter Wong (Mayor's construction crony) to sound out Mirkarimi
about stepping aside and being assured of a job in the administration before the city ethics
probe begun according to Dan Schreiber. Mayor Lee denies this uncategorically.
July 5, 2012 Former supervisor Aaron Peskin contradicts Mayor's sworn statement SF
Examiner and/or SF Bay Guardian…subsequently shows text messages from Walter Wong to
Peskin re job for friend for stepping down.
Rule 5-220 Suppression of Evidence A member shall not suppress any evidence that the
member or the member's client has a legal obligation to reveal or to produce.
§ 6005 Inactive Members
Inactive members are those members who have requested that they be enrolled as inactive members
or who have been enrolled as inactive members by action of the board of trustees as set forth in
During the Mayors's suspension of and working to remove Ross Mirkarimi:
Lee denies former Mayor Agnos testimony for Mirkarimi while calling 24 witnesses for Lee:
- San Diego Police Chief (involved in police misconduct suit, sexual bribes, drunk driving, domestic
violence -- relevance, inflammatory nature and materiality of San Diego)
-Santa Clara Sheriff Smith (gun permits dropped but special procedures for russians getting quickok
and firearms, gave a demotion but retained rookie who killed cyclists on a training ride--
relevance, inflammatory nature and materiality of Santa Clara).
(A) A member who is participating or has participated in the investigation or litigation of a matter
shall not make an extrajudicial statement that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated
by means of public communication if the member
knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially
prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding in the matter.
(C) Notwithstanding paragraph (A), a member may make a statement that a reasonable member
believe is required to protect a client from the substantial undue prejudicial effect of recent
publicity not initiated by the member or the member's client. A statement made pursuant to this
paragraph shall be limited to such information as is necessary to mitigate the recent adverse
Rule 5-200 Trial Conduct
In presenting a matter to a tribunal, a member:
(A) Shall employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to the member such means
only as are consistent with truth;
Aug 1-7, 2012 SFBG staff says Lopez appearing in person more believable than Madison the
neighbor whose 22 pages submitted were irrelevant and/or hearsay and never corroborated by
§ 6068 Duties of Attorney
It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following:
(g) Not to encourage either the commencement or the continuance of an action or proceeding
from any corrupt motive of passion or interest.
§ 6101 Turpitude
Conviction of Crimes Involving Moral
(a) Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, involving moral turpitude, constitutes a cause for
disbarment or suspension.
As interim Mayor and running for election as incumbent:
Jan 2011 69 ethics violations - 40% of the time Lee violated filings so as to nullify Measure H
(2008) involving vendor collusion and influencing political elections as shown by AECOM, Stellar
Svcs and Go Lorries who forced employee contributions and hid the fact until after or just
before election. The sweetheart contracts and kickbacks regarding Recology.
Aug 8, 2011 Judge Quentin Kopp calls for US Attorney to investigate political "Run Ed Run"
Aug 16, 2011 US Attorney probes "Run Ed Run" political action committee/candidate committee
Oct 2011 reports and video (Senator Leland Yee) of Lee supporters filling out ballots for other
people and using a template. The Willie Brown/Rose Pak "SF Neighbor Alliance" is for Ed Lee
alone but attempted to skirt the political action label for a candidate and be curtailed in their
§ 6106 Corruption Irrespective of Criminal Conviction
The commission of any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty or corruption, whether the act
is committed in the course of his relations as an attorney or otherwise, and whether the act is a
felony or misdemeanor or not, constitutes a cause for disbarment or suspension.
If the act constitutes a felony or misdemeanor, conviction thereof in a criminal proceeding is not a
condition precedent to disbarment or suspension from practice therefor. (Origin: Code Civ. Proc., §
Ed Lee Malfeasance misuse of city funds-interfering with voting rights
Ed Lee and continuing concealment (failure to prosecute) ethics violations as well as own
interference in city contracts and city contractors including favoritism.
Fake Bomb Threat
There are suggestions that during Lee's testimony and perjury as listed above a BOMB SCARE
ENGINEERED "HIGHER UP" WAS CALLED IN TO GET LEE OFF STAND
IMMEDIATELY….NORMAL PROCEDURES WERE NOT FOLLOWED INCLUDING EVACUATION
AND NOTICE TO AGENCIES (HOMELAND SECURITY).
BLATANT MALFEASANCE AND BAD FAITH IN ABUSE OF OFFICE(S) AND
MISAPPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS AND/OR SERVICES TO CONFLICT, CONTROL AND
INFLUENCE THE ETHICS HEARING ON SHERIFF MIRKARIMI BY A VERY POWERFUL AND
CORRUPT DEMOCRATIC MACHINE…… This is the use of a political machine for racketeering
and corruption of political organizations-the privatization of politics is the unmasking of the
corrupt public/private alliances.
§ 6131 Aiding Defense Where Partner or Self has Acted as Public Prosecutor; Misdemeanor and
Every attorney is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to the punishment prescribed therefor,
shall be disbarred:
(a) Who directly or indirectly advises in relation to, or aids, or promotes the defense of any
action or proceeding in any court the prosecution of which is carried on, aided or promoted by
any person as district attorney or other public prosecutor with whom such person is directly or
indirectly connected as a partner.
San Francisco DA Gascon's wife fundraises for billboards targeting Ross Mirkarimi after his
arrest. Gascon's assistant attorney arrested, not charged, with domestic violence.
This is aiding a partner in the city administration of justice and abuse of office and conflict of
interests i.e. public or private interests and the use of public servants and their visibility to
further a political crony's case.
§ 6153 Violation as Misdemeanor; Forfeiture of Public Office or Employment
Any person employed either as an officer, director, trustee, clerk, servant or agent of this state or of
any county or other municipal corporation or subdivision thereof, who is found guilty of violating
any of the provisions of this article, shall forfeit the right to his office and employment in addition
to any other penalty provided in this article.
Rule 1-120 Violations
Assisting, Soliciting, or Inducing
A member shall not knowingly assist in, solicit, or induce any violation of these rules or the State
Unauthorized Practice of Law
(A) A member shall not aid any person or entity in the unauthorized practice of law.
(B) A member shall not practice law in a jurisdiction where to do so would be in violation of
regulations of the profession in that jurisdiction.
June 19, 2012 Examiner Abraham Mertens a neighbor makes outlandish assertions about pictures
inside a shuttered house and subsequently disappears while Ivory Madison an unlicensed law
school graduate and neighbor alleges verbal abuse, child neglect and a fear ridden house as a
litany of wrongs without substantiation.
This is an egregious violation of evidentiary law pertaining to hearsay and there is reason to believe
that Ed Lee has counseled Ms. Madison personally or through third parties to confuse Mrs.
Mirkarimi into believing Madison was a lawyer as well as concocting false stories about the
Mirkarimi's influencing witnesses, all without further substantiation and an attempt to try the matter in
the public newspapers through innuendo and hearsay.
Karla Gottschalk SBN 91651