Bulls Eye! Charges of Illegal Lobbying Leveled Against Anti-Recall Team Leader

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Well, really, are you surprised? You shouldn’t be.

Political fixer, bag man, phony charity rip-off artist, carpetbagging spouse, lynch-type mob manager, lobbyist and, not coincidentally, head of the Fullerton anti-recall effort, Dick Ackerman, is about to be haunted by the Ghost of Crookedness Past.

Vern Nelson, the editor of the Orange Juice Blog, and staunch defender of the OC Fairgrounds against a swindle set up by Toad-in-Residence (and, not surprisingly, Anti-recall campaign manager) Dave Ellis, will be delivering a challenge to the DA’s whitewash of Dick Ackerman’s role as an illegal lobbyist in the slimy attempt to sell off the Fair to a group of insiders composed of Fair Board members themselves.

The dirty deal took place in the summer of ’09 when Ackerman started making calls to legislators on behalf of enabling legislation (that he only admits he “helped write”) even though he, himself had been out of office for less than a year – in direct violation of State law. Predictably, our honorable DA gave Ackerman a clean bill of health in the fall of 2010; but Lo and Behold!, in early 2011 Norberto Santana of the Voice of OC uncovered Ackerman’s actual billing records! You know, those embarrassing records the DA didn’t bother to look for. These records indicate illegal calls to legislators – which is exactly what Ackerman apparently told DA investigators he didn’t do. Uh, oh! Dick’s in a wringer!

When Santana published his discoveries, DA spoksholetress Susan Kang was quick with the smarmy defense: we reached the conclusion we did based on the evidence we had.

Wow. It’s amazing what you can’t find when you don’t look!

Well, Nelson is now calling Ms. Kang’s bluff and challenging on our do-nothing DA to do his job by re-opening the Ackerman case.

A year has passed, but the Statute of Limitations hasn’t.


  1. #1 by The Fullerton Harpoon on January 19, 2012

    Good job Vern.

  2. #2 by Huell on January 19, 2012

    Wow, you mean to tell me Dick Ackerman would do something crooked and then get a pass from the DA?

    Louie, you gotta get a picture of this!

  3. #3 by nipsey on January 19, 2012


  4. #4 by Fred Alcazar on January 19, 2012

    Repuglicans beware.

  5. #5 by Christian on January 19, 2012

    Grover, do you know who the investigator at the DA’s office was that failed to investigate?

    I sure hope it isn’t the same investigator who is buddy-buddy with Sellers and the FPD!

  6. #6 by Grover Cleveland on January 19, 2012

    I believe it was a guy named Bill Feccia.

  7. #7 by Erin on January 19, 2012

    Politics=One who runs for office to stop corruption and becomes corrupt themselves.

  8. #8 by One for the books on January 19, 2012

    Politicians make whores look like saints!!

  9. #9 by Wrong Guy on January 19, 2012

    Politicians, Leos and attorneys make used car salesman appear honest.

  10. #10 by One for the books on January 19, 2012


  11. #11 by fullerton lover on January 19, 2012

    … here’s a list of all recent political campaign contributors to the Orange County D.A.’s elections involving T-Rack for your convenience.


  12. #12 by One for the books on January 19, 2012

    I was told the other day that John and Ken are coming back to Fullerton. Does anyone know anything about this? Can anyone Confirm?

  13. #13 by SherBear on January 19, 2012

    Susan Kang (aroo): we did the best with what we had. What a smarmy joke of a legal spokehole. This must be all she knows to say when she doesn’t know the truth or does but doesn’t dare speak it.

  14. #14 by Wrong Guy on January 19, 2012

    Been listening to J and K but haven’t heard anything on Full.

  15. #15 by Jester on January 19, 2012

    R. Scott Moxley writing in the OC Weekly: “Vern Nelson–a humorless, knee-jerk Democratic Party loyalist–who turned the once exciting website [Orange Juice] into a mind-numbingly boring, frothy fellatio party for liberal elected officials. ”

    You guys don’t need an association with this asshat. It looks like all he’s done is repackage the work of others, take his own picture and send it to Susan Schroeder. Nelson’s no lawyer, he’s a drunk and an ex-con. Consider how your friends reflect on you.

  16. #16 by Steve Brow on January 19, 2012

    How does any of that change the accuracy of his information?

  17. #17 by Fred Alcazar on January 19, 2012

    On the contrary, Vern has a great sense of humor, and he’s doing the right thing.

    I love it that an “ex-con” is ringing up the crook Ackerman!

  18. #19 by Fred Alcazar on January 19, 2012

    Wow, Ackerman taken down by a drunk! Whoeee!

  19. #20 by Anonymous on January 19, 2012

    Who cares?

  20. #21 by Greg Diamond on January 19, 2012

    Jester :
    R. Scott Moxley writing in the OC Weekly: “Vern Nelson–a humorless, knee-jerk Democratic Party loyalist–who turned the once exciting website [Orange Juice] into a mind-numbingly boring, frothy fellatio party for liberal elected officials. ”

    Well that narrows the range of possible suspects for who wrote this down considerably.

    You guys don’t need an association with this asshat. It looks like all he’s done is repackage the work of others, take his own picture and send it to Susan Schroeder. Nelson’s no lawyer, he’s a drunk and an ex-con. Consider how your friends reflect on you.

    “Repackaging the work of others” is sometimes the most critical step. And don’t worry, he may not be a lawyer, but he knows lawyers. I don’t expect that any of us will need to get involved, though; as this material comes out, AG Harris may take a look even if DA Tony R does not.

    You may wish that this was going away, but it isn’t.

  21. #22 by admin on January 19, 2012

    We are already associated with the asshat since OJB lets us cross post occaissionally. Fringers of the World Unite!

  22. #23 by Anonymous on January 19, 2012

    Douchebags of a feather……

  23. #24 by Anonymous on January 19, 2012

    You mean Ackerman and Ellis? Couldn’t agree more!

  24. #25 by Vern on January 19, 2012

    Howdy JESTER!

    You cite Moxley’s famous awkward quote: “Vern Nelson–a humorless, knee-jerk Democratic Party loyalist–who turned the once exciting website [Orange Juice] into a mind-numbingly boring, frothy fellatio party for liberal elected officials.”

    But we have yet to receive an explanation from Scotty regarding what sort of person would find a “frothy fellatio party” “Mind-numbingly boring” as opposed to either disgusting, exciting, or some kind of combination of those.

    I think the answer would have to be, somebody past their sexual prime who has been to way too many fellatio parties.

    The shell-of-his-former-self Moxley just hates me ever since I called bullshit on his worshipful steno piece about Jim Righeimer last year:
    Petty has-been. But Pedroza and Sean Mill are basking in the warmth of his approval for the moment. If you’re not Sean or Art you are one of their very very few friends.

    As far as what I did, actually Tony gave me the idea, he said, “remember how S-kang asked for that evidence, why doesn’t someone just give it to her.” The recycled work of mine is recycled from MY OWN WORK of a year ago, along with the work of Norberto and about two or three friends of mine who prefer not to be named. Go and read it. And then go fuck yourself.

  25. #26 by Sean Mill on January 19, 2012


    Lets get this straight, I will use my name when I want to rip you or bring up your criminal record. My God you are becoming as bad as Chmielewski and Gordon seeing me in the shadows of every comment.

    You know nothing about me Vern and who my friends are. It is clear to say that my friends would have nothing to do with the likes of you or those that you pal around with. I am glad that I have no friends like you Vern seeing as you are a disloyal little man.

    Lastly, Moxley does not give a damn about you or what you write. Don’t flatter yourself.

  26. #27 by Anonymous on January 19, 2012

    Hey guys, take it outside.

  27. #28 by Wrong Guy on January 19, 2012

    “Nelson’s no lawyer, he’s a drunk and an ex-con. Consider how your friends reflect on you.”

    He’s a drunk, just like Dick Wackyman!

  28. #29 by Citizen M on January 20, 2012

    So let me get this straight- Vern boozes it up…and? So from your words – from the other camp this is what I hear:
    Jessus how freakin stupid we are- the biggest booze hound can see with his obvious booze haze that we are liars…..go figure- and the problem is Vern…not his message…stellar work anti recallers- proven you guys are crusty douche nozzles…

  29. #30 by Vern on January 21, 2012

    I believe that with “crusty douche nozzles,” Citizen M, you have hit the nail on the head and out of the park. And I’m probably blogosphere-silly to assume JESTER is Sean or Art or anyone who knows them.

    Doubtless it is someone who opposes the Fullerton recall, and happens to have run across the shit Moxley, Mill and Pedroza have written about me and finds it useful. Good job douche nozzles – and I’m talking to you, Art and Sean.

  30. #31 by van get it da artiste on January 19, 2012

    just the tip of the iceberg. I bet if we looked closer at our civic leaders and their sycophants paper trail , we would find inside deals, crooked deals all wrapped up in warm, fuzzy but its good for the people propaganda

  31. #32 by Lifesaving Service on January 19, 2012

    Ive been looking at some of the older posts on this Blog, and searching the internet, it is the tip of the iceberg. They are downright greedy, hard, mean, and ignorant.

  32. #33 by Lifesaving Service on January 19, 2012

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  33. #34 by Lifesaving Service on January 19, 2012

    **************Reposting because of relevance**************

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  34. #35 by karma on January 19, 2012

    if the FBI was high on public corruption they would be all over Fullerton. I call that FBI PR speak, there is no meat in that bun.

  35. #36 by Lifesaving Service on January 19, 2012

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  36. #37 by Lifesaving Service on January 19, 2012

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  37. #38 by Anonymous on January 19, 2012

    Damn, this Ackerman clown is like a plague on Fullerton.

    How soon can we get rid of him?

  38. #39 by Fullerton Rudy on January 19, 2012

    Vote Recall. Ackerman goes away for good.

  39. #40 by chikanon on January 19, 2012

    wow, crzy one…. when I read that, i thought wow they are charging Toney B. with illegal recalling, and that was weird, but then I read their opening Dicks past, uh oh for him .
    and the name of trss name spokesholestress, awsome, she is a friken robot creep bitch…….



  40. #41 by Friendly Neighbor on January 19, 2012

    Looks like the recall was a sucess! We got the signatures. Tony and Chris are down at the city building to deliver the signatures right now!

  41. #42 by One for the books on January 19, 2012

    Just heard the announcement on John and Ken! They will submit 162% of the required signatures to the city clerk! AWESOME!!

  42. #43 by Ms. Ruby Lee on January 19, 2012

    Great job Vern. Maybe the DA’s office will do their job this time.
    Keep up the great work.

  43. #44 by Tony Serra on January 19, 2012

    It is preety apparent (with all respect to Mr. Nelson) that he has TORN a page from the FFFF playbook and hit back.

    Another story, unlikely to get traction but worth mentioning was posted last night at the new OC POLITICS BLOG:


    It seems our favorite toothbrush distributor, has set his sights on bigger things!

    Hopefully when time pemits, the BULLDOGS here will carve deeper into this FRAUD.

    FFFF changing the world one community member at a time!

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