Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sunday's Cable TV Special: Citizens Outrage Provokes D.A. Raid on School District: Watch 12 min Video Preview


Los Angeles, CA. This Sunday (Oct.29) from 8-9- p.m. and Monday (Oct.30) from 4-5 p.m., the L. A. Cable Channel 36 will premier Full Disclosure Network's™ latest expose; a two-part program showing video of a raid conducted on the CUSD Adminstration headquarters by the District Attorney's office, confiscating computers, file cabinets and evidence. The School District is the target of an on-going Grand Jury investigation that was provoked by a failed citizens campaign to recall all seven CUSD Trustees last year. The program will also air on 43 other cable systems, and on Cox Cable Channel 31 in South Orange County on Wednesday, November 1st at 6 p.m.

Dr. James Fleming, the Superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District resigned office in disgrace, then the county District Attorney raided District offices, the Registrar of Voters was investigated and finally admitted giving the Superintendent illegal access to Recall petitions gathered by angry citizens trying to rid the district of corruption. All this and more details are featured in a FREE 12 minute Internet preview of the FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK™ series available for viewing, on demand 24/7. Also available for viewing on the same Internet page is the complete, two-part series, Part 1 (#476) and Part 2 (#477), (approximately 1 hour). The videos are provided as a public service of FDN.

FULL DISCLOSURE™ interviewed members of the Capo Recall Committee and local government officials residing in the Capistrano Unified School District over the past several months documenting the course of events in an on going series for cable television and the Internet. Offering an update and behind the scenes commentary on the School District shake-up is Anthony “Tony” Beall, Mayor Pro-Tem of Rancho Santa Margarita who describes the filing of the recall initiative, the refusal to certify thousands of petitions by the Orange County Registrar of Voters and the D.A,’s raid. This part three and four of the series are the latest installments are to be featured on 43 cable systems statewide and on the worldwide Internet beginning October 23, 2006.

Among the leaders and officials featured in the latest installments are:

  • James Fleming, Superintendent, Capistrano Unified School District
  • Sheilia Henness, CUSD Board of Trustees
  • Anthony “Tony” Beall, Mayor Pro-Tem, Rancho Santa Margarita (Recall leader)
  • Gail Reavis, Council member City of Mission Viejo
  • Patricia Kelly, Council member, City of Mission Veijo
  • Gary Thompson, Councilman, City of Rancho Santa Margarita,
  • Neil Blais, Councilman City of Rancho Santa Margarita
  • John Paul Ledesma, Councilman City of Mission Viejo

Other School District issues were cited as having added to the citizen outrage were

  • Instead of firing the Superintendent, CUSD Trustees allowed the Superintendent to retire with a life-long pension at the expense of the children and taxpayers
  • CUSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved paying for the criminal defense of the Superintendent, at the expense of the children and taxpayers

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure Network™ public affairs television programs are billed as “the news behind the news” on the Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net. In 2004-5 the program featured a lengthy series en titled Belmont, the World’s Most Expensive High School” and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s extraordinary use of non-voter approved (COP) Bonds known as Certificates of Participation. In 2002 host Leslie Dutton was presented with a local public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

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