The Anatomy of Public Corruption

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Seeno FBI Probe came about because you fuck people over one person had bigger balls than you expected

Mr. Shahid, Consider yourself lucky, yor're still alive.

near Pete Bennett former database developer for Albert D. Seeno has endured a long run of murdered witnesses.
Yes he fucked you like he fucks everyone but I fucked him better than anyone - he didn't pay so I gave all his legal records to the FBI. Fuck you all and fuck all your, plebes, partners and thugs.
I did something for everybody - when Seeno didn't pay I gave the FBI everything needed to raid their offices. 
List Dead Seeno Witnesses 
Last spring, months after Ayman Shahid agreed to assist the FBI in its probe of the Seeno family and a mortgage fraud scam, Shahid’s former best friend Albert Seeno III delivered a “chilling death threat,” according to newly filed court records providing the first glimpse as to why the prominent East Bay homebuilder was arrested.
“Hey (expletive). You’re going down! I’m going to kill you! (expletive) you!” Seeno III said, hanging up, but not before Shahid’s new boss heard the exchange, according to a sentencing memorandum filed last week. Shahid, his wife and others say they have been intimidated and threatened by Seeno family members after the former Discovery Sales vice president decided to testify against the company.
Shahid’s Thursday sentencing is the final loose end resulting from a 2010 federal investigation that has led to nine other people already pleading guilty and being sentenced in cases involving Discovery Sales mortgage fraud. In addition, Discovery Sales has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and was fined $8 million and ordered to pay $3 million in restitution.
While no individual Seeno family members have been charged in the mortgage fraud scam, Seeno III was charged over the summer for the June 8, 2016 phone threat. The witness intimidation charge was eventually dropped.
“All charges against Albert Seeno were dismissed, entirely dismissed on the government’s own motion,” Seeno III’s attorney Cris Arguedas said. “After the government investigated the allegation, the government dismissed the case.”
In the charging documents, which have been sealed but are included in part in Shahid’s court documents, a case agent explained probable cause.
“Some of the most significant evidence against (Discovery Sales) … was provided to the government by Shahid,” according to an excerpt included in Shahid’s sentencing memorandum written by federal prosecutor John Hemann. The document described how in the phone call Shahid and his new boss were on speaker phone when Seeno III “ranted that he was going to ‘kill’ Shahid and that Shahid was ‘going down.’ ”
There also was a letter sent to the new boss about Shahid, but the FBI was not able to determine who sent the letter, Hemann wrote.
“There is no evidence that Shahid was ever in any actual danger and, though totally and completely inappropriate and potentially retaliatory in nature, it appears that his former boss was venting anger rather than actually threatening death or harm to Shahid,” Hemann wrote. “The government was not able to establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt whether Shahid’s former employer was motivated by retaliation for Shahid’s cooperation or anger as to the damage Shahid’s criminal conduct did to the Discovery Sales business.”
Shahid’s attorney Steven Madison alleged in court documents that his family has lived in fear since a series of threats.
“Seeno III is a powerful, wealthy man with a history of threatening conduct, and an experienced sharpshooter who also somehow still holds a permit to carry a concealed handgun apparently,” Madison wrote. “Mr. Seeno apparently does not dispute that he said he would kill Mr. Shahid, he simply claims he was angry and did not really mean it.”
Shahid and his wife, in letters to the federal judge hearing his case, described how Shahid and Seeno III met at De La Salle High School in Concord and became friends. Initially there was support from the Seeno family after Shahid’s indictment, they wrote.
“The day of Ayman’s indictment, Albert Seeno III called me from Africa, and said, ‘As God is my witness, my father and I will stand by Ayman, and I will always defend my incentives!’ ” wrote Fatima Shahid. But a month before Shahid’s indictment, the elder Seeno Jr. told Shahid he would kill anyone who tried to bring down his family, which led to the Shahids moving to Southern California.
“Shortly after Ayman’s agreement to cooperate with the government, we received a threatening letter to our home saying awful things about Ayman, me and even (our daughter),” Fatima wrote. She alleged an incident inside a Nordstrom store where a Seeno family member “stalked” her and “chased” her out of the store.
Shahid wrote that he lived in fear.
Albert Seeno III — a violent, dangerous man … threatened to kill me last June, even though I had relocated myself and my family to Southern California to escape the threats and intimidation by the Seenos that was already occurring as a result of my cooperation with the government,” he wrote the judge.
It was not the first threat allegation against Seeno III.
In 2011, former Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore claimed in a civil suit that Seeno III threatened to break his legs if he didn’t make a payment in a development deal, and that Seeno associates forcibly took jewelry, expensive clothing and other personal assets as payment from his house. A Nevada employee sued the Seenos claiming “corporate bullying,” and said Seeno III threatened him with dealing with people in the “Seeno Way.”

The Welfare Makers - Accenture helps the homeless programmer with Food Stamps

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These LinkedIn Members viewed the LinkedIn peeked at the Profile of Pete Bennett within ten minutes of sending emails to Fremont Group regarding a witness murder.

Welfare caseworkers have a tough job. The programs they administer are varied and complex, involving vast amounts of information. Rules for eligibility change from year to year. Any kind of error—from misunderstanding a requirement to making a simple typo—can increase costs for the agency, require more time from caseworkers and delay benefits for customers.

Those customers also have a tough job. To get enrolled in a program, they might need to make repeated trips to the welfare office, answer questions, fill out forms, present documents and then redo parts of the process one or more times when information goes astray. If they’re applying to more than one program, they may have to go through the whole cycle again. And the agency may also be required to duplicate its efforts for processing applications for the various programs.

In 39 California counties, though, getting customers the right benefits is a much simpler process than it used to be. As members of a group called Consortium IV (C-IV), human services departments in those counties enjoy the use of a fully integrated welfare management system. The C-IV solution streamlines and automates many aspects of a caseworker’s job—and also makes life easier for beneficiaries.


The history of C-IV goes back to 1995, when the California legislature asked county welfare departments to form consortia to design new welfare management systems. Each system would automate the administration of 11 social service programs, such as:
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs—California’s version of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF program).
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Medi-Ca (California’s version of Medicaid).
Foster Care.
The Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants.
Emergency assistance.

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One of many beatings Bennett has endured via City of Walnut Creek and Contra Costa DA Peterson

San Bernardino County, for instance, relied at the time on an old mainframe system to manage its welfare department. Caseworkers used printing calculators to compute eligibility and then copied the figures onto large paper forms, along with other information. 

“Then the form would go to data entry, where they would key the information in,” said June Hutchison, the C-IV regional project manager who represents San Bernardino County. “If it all went in fine, a couple of days later you’d get a printout back, and then the case was in the system.”

But if the form contained a mistake, the auditing department would send it back to the caseworker for correction. Auditors returned the form again and again as they found more errors, said Donna Gonzales, acting eligibility worker supervisor with the Ontario Transitional Assistance Department in San Bernardino County. “The customer might be waiting two or three weeks to get benefits,” she said.

County welfare departments used multiple software solutions to manage caseloads, calculate benefits, file reports to the state and handle other aspects of their work. Caseworkers who entered data into one system had to provide much of the same information to other systems as well, increasing the chance of data entry errors. Workers also spent hours hunting down the details of different programs in large paper binders.


With help from Accenture, the welfare departments streamlined their business practices, reducing 205 processes to 58 and creating common procedures for the four counties. Then, based on these improvements, they developed an integrated, Web-based solution to manage all of their functions, with a single database to house information for all four welfare departments.

“You collect the data one time, it’s housed one time, it’s maintained one time and it’s used to calculate across multiple programs,” said John Boule, the consortium’s C-IV project director. That makes it easier for caseworkers to manage customers’ data and easier for customers to get assistance.

The new system greatly decreased the time and effort required to process an application for benefits, said Donna Gonzales, acting eligibility worker supervisor with the Ontario Transitional Assistance Department in San Bernardino County. “As long as you have the information correctly input into the system, you can issue the benefits instantaneously.”


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