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					               Contra Costa County
              Gun Permit Corruption
                     (or: The Rupf Follies)

                             By Jim March
                           jmarch@prodigy.net

                            February 18, 2002

Note: this document dates from before Jim March disassociated himself
from the http://www.keepandbeararms.com website over disagreements
with Angel’s position on the NRA. Despite our differences, Angel is still
being credited here for his past work in layout, editing and graphics prep.



Introduction

Sheriff Warren Rupf of Contra Costa County, California - http://www.cocosheriff.org/sheriffbio.htm -
has financed his re-election efforts with selective issuance of both "CCW" (Carry Concealed Weapons)
permits and a "quasi law enforcement status" totally illegal and improper in it's own right.

To understand how this was done, one must review and analyze three separate sources of information:

       1) Campaign contribution records available at the County Board of Elections;

       2) "Raw data" on CCW permitholders available via Public Records Act and summarized in
       Appendix A of this document; and

       3) A "Sheriff's Posse Of Contra Costa County" newsletter from mid-2001 plus other
       "Posse insider" documents such as the application forms. As a "bonus", I can also prove
       that Rupf distributed Posse info and materials through his county offices and employees
       in a fashion more or less identical to what Gayle Bishop was jailed for -
       http://www.newsmakingnews.com/contents7,8,00.htm#Appeals%20court%20upholds%
       20seven

Index

   •   Part One: The Posse
   •   Part Two: Campaign Contribution Data
   •   Appendix A: Permitholder Database Page

Part 1: The Posse

History

The Contra Costa Sheriff's Mounted Posse had existed as a reserve sworn deputy unit until
approximately 30 years ago. Its primary function was horse-mounted search and rescue, no doubt
necessary in it's day. As the county urbanized, it's membership of citizens who had to own their own
horses necessarily meant that it's members tended to be wealthy.
That in turn made it a campaign contribution goldmine for past Sheriffs.

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As the members aged, at some point it was reduced in function to a parade and ceremonial unit still
formally associated with the Sheriff's office, while a more modern "mechanized" Search and Rescue
team took over those functions.

Several Posse members have told me that somewhere between 25 and 30 years ago, during a parade,
a child blew a whistle in a horse's ear and it bolted. It failed to hurdle a parked car, and an elderly
Posse member was severely injured (broken neck, per one source). The Sheriff at that time disbanded
the Posse as a law enforcement unit…but it remained constituted as a political and social club dedicated
to the support of the incumbent Sheriff. As you'll see, it's remaining "law enforcement status" is
considerable — and illegal as hell.

The Posse Today

As preparation for my Federal court case in 2001, I had a friend from a wealthy part of the county
attempt to gain Posse-related information from the Sheriff's office. Sure enough, he was able to obtain
the following two-page Posse application form from the Sheriff's office secretary:




Let's add up the "police-like features" listed on the above-linked letter from the Sheriff: badges, gold
stars, an "oath of office" in a "swearing-in ceremony" at the Sheriff's COUNTY offices? (We'll get to the
uniforms, ranks such as Lieutenant and more later.)

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Do also note that there is a $100 fee and that it covers the first year of "annual dues," payable yearly,
at $75. For people who live in states where $20 will cover your CCW permit for four years, that might
seem steep — a nice income stream for the Sheriff, no doubt.

Also, did you catch the part about how successful applicants must be "willing to contribute time, talent
and treasury"? [emphasis mine] Golly, if you'll kick in some money, maybe you can exercise your
right to self-defense without fear of getting busted and slapped with a felony — how generous. Now
let's look at the actual application that came with the Sheriff's letter:




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What the heck do members of a political club have to do with sharing "horses, boats or airplanes" with
the Sheriff's office!? Note the middle of the application form page.

Also note the use of Rupf's official seal of office on this application form for something his attorneys
described in court (twice) as a "private political club". Per the letter, they may be "called upon to
support the Sheriff". They're supposed to give "time, talent and treasury" to the "goals of the Sheriff"
(apparently including re-election). They get "ID Cards" (not badges?), "Gold Stars", and have a
swearing in ceremony (more on those later), yet they're not law enforcement of any sort?

Oh, and a lot of 'em seem to hold CCW permits — see also Appendix A.

You may have noticed the reference to "gold stars" — let me quote a description of the one available in
2000 from an actual Posse member, from his Email to me:

       "There was the 2000 'commemorative' badge that was full sized, what 3 inches, maybe
       bigger?? 7 points, just like the regular uniform badge, saying: 'Sheriff, Contra Costa
       County', differing from a uniform badge in that the Calif seal in the middle is gold plated,
       not full color enamel, center is not the seal of the county, but rather that of Calif."

The 7 points identify it to law enforcement as an actual law enforcement insignia, yet per Rupf's letter
to prospective Posse, the members "are not law enforcement officers". Hint, wink, nudge...more
evidence of law enforcement privileges and trappings for the Posse will become clear later when we
look at their newsletter.

I decided to play rough.

The guy who got that set of Posse application materials lived in the wealthy enclave of Kensington,
which is outside of any town Rupf has a "zero CCW agreement" with. I figured with that sort of upscale
address, Rupf would just love him as a prospective Posse member.

So I had him call up Rupf's COUNTY offices, talk to his secretary, and get the date of the next Posse
affair plus get more copies of the Posse application forms as above. (In fact, those forms above are
copied from what he received). He then documented the results...for his privacy, his name has been
deleted but you can contact my attorney David Beauvais who can confirm the authenticity of this two-
page document. Following are the two pages of a signed declaration for my court case:




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Busted!

If the Posse is a "private political club" in support of the Sheriff, then Rupf's personal secretary had no
business knowing the date of their next social function, or how to route an application to the guy from
Kensington.

This, ladies and gents, is called "misuse of county personnel and facilities for personal political ends".
And it's exactly what former Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors member Gayle Bishop recently
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lost her job over, plus spent 30 days in the pokey. Sheriff Rupf's jail, come to think. And she was
busted by DA Gary Yancey, who as we've seen is Rupf's close buddy. Yancey received campaign
contributions from many of the same CCW permitholders who are also Posse as gave money to Rupf.

NOTE: Former Contra Costa County Supervisor Gayle Bishop's convictions for misuse of public funds
were related to her use of her county-paid staff and resources for her private law practice and her
unsuccessful re-election campaign. Also interesting is the fact that Blackhawk Corp. was fined $26,000
- http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/1998/05/01/NEWS10184.dtl - by
the Fair Political Practices Commission in connection with contributions to Bishop — and the owner of
Blackhawk is a member of Sheriff Rupf's Posse by the name of Kenneth Behring, former owner of the
Seattle Seahawks.

So Rupf figured nobody was going to investigate him to the same degree Ms. Bishop was looked
into...'cept he forgot about one extra investigator running around loose.

Me.

But he has another problem — one of the Posse is very much in favor of widespread self defense, and
happened to pass me something quite interesting: a Posse newsletter dated April-June 2001. All six
pages of that document follow, with commentary…




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Page one: nothing too odd, except that PD Chief Samuels of Richmond is one of the Chiefs who has
requested that Rupf not issue CCW permits in his town — and Samuels clearly knows of the Posse's
existence. Whether he knows of the extreme favoritism Posse members receive in CCW is as yet an
open question.
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The recently deceased Joe Vrankovich was a CCW permitholder. Rupf asks for volunteers for, among
other things, the "dinners" — Posse dinners directly benefited Rupf's campaign fund, as you'll see in the
campaign finance statements in part two.

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When I complained about the favoritism in CCW issuance being shown to Posse members to my elected
representatives, I was ignored. In the case of Senator Rainey, this was to be expected, he was Sheriff
before Rupf and ran the Posse then. Shown here is my other elected rep, Assemblywoman Lynne
Leach, partying with 'em.
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Let's see, they named a benefit event for juvenile hall inmates "Beer and Brats"? I wonder if the kids
know?

More seriously, here we have a case of a Posse member trying to pass himself off as a cop. He failed
because he was drunk off his rocker, and "gilded the lily" by adding CHP insignia. Except for that, it
might have worked.
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At age 85, Vrankovich's rank of "Lieutenant" couldn't have been as a reservist — that's a POSSE rank.
Per the 1st article, the "Marine Posse" has uniforms in which they appear in public. So the Posse has
ranks, uniforms, gold stars, ID cards ("badges"), swearing-in ceremonies, easy access to gun
carry…and they're not cops? Mike Zeelen holds a CCW permit.

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Yo Rupf: give ME a uniform, rank, badge, gold star and legal gun carry and sure, I'll do as much
"Community Policing" as you want! And apparently, all it takes is regular campaign contributions?

This is insane. Remember, Rupf keeps the Posse membership lists totally secret, not even the county
has access. Yet they're some sort of "quasi cops"?

Of the Board of Directors members listed above, Challoner, Pastore, Kahane and the aforementioned
(RIP) Vrankovich have (or had) CCW permits.

Now let's see how the Posse (and CCW permitholders) actually connect to Rupf's campaign finances.




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Part Two: Campaign Contribution Data
                                   Campaign Statement, Page 1:




This is a typical "cover page" to each filing made with the County Elections Board. All up through the
last time I checked (late 1999) looked the same, with Raynal Mayman as treasurer of the "Committee
To Retain Sheriff Rupf". Even the phone numbers are probably current, except that 510 should be
converted to 925.

Mayman holds a CCW permit.




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                                 Campaign Statement, Page 2:




Here we see money coming in to Rupf from Zeelen, who we know is Posse, and Vrankovich (RIP), ditto.
Both on the same date, which was a Posse dinner. Also partying and contributing: DA Gary Yancey.

You're going to ask me how I know 3/31/93 was a Posse Dinner, right? See next page…




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                                   Campaign Statement, Page 3:




This is how.

The DeVincenzi family owns a local chain of gourmet delicatessens (the Genova Delis). John Sr. (RIP)
and John Jr. are CCW permitholders.

Now, according to the Posse newsletter's eulogy to Vrankovich (page 5 of the Posse newsletter),
Vrankovich was one of the two co-sponsors of the long-running "Vrankovich/DeVincenzi Posse Dinners".
Makes sense, as Vrankovich was an executive at a meat company and the DeVincenzis had the delis.

But after this one reference to the DeVincenzis financing a dinner back in 1993, there are NO other
major contributions on this scale recorded in later campaign finance filings.

It would appear that the DeVincenzis and Vrankovich sponsored the dinners "for the Posse" as an
organization, instead of recording it all as donations to Rupf as they did back in 1993.

I don't know if this violates campaign finance rules, but someone more qualified should certainly look
into the possibility. A copy of this will go to the Fair Political Practices Commission.




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                                Campaign Statement, Page 4:




More money from Zeelen and Yancey, in 1998.




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                                  Campaign Statement, Page 5:




Here's money going from Rupf's campaign OUT to the Posse. Interesting. Note the Posse's mailing
address, you'll see that again…




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                                     Campaign Statement, Page 6:




Here's more Rupf campaign money going out the door. Note the address of the "Sheriff's Charities Inc."
— same as the Posse's address, previous page.

Now, a cynic might ask whether the money is being properly separated between political org (the
Posse) and charitable purposes…but it probably is, there are too many otherwise reasonable people in
the Posse for something that ugly to go un-noticed.

The point is, the $700 that went to the Posse by name went for political purposes, because if it had
been intended for charity it would have gone to the Sheriff's own charity, instead.

In other words, it's further evidence of how deeply tied to the Sheriff's electoral politics the Posse is.




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                                   Campaign Statement, Page 7:




This is interesting — the Posse went and rented a hall specifically for a Rupf campaign fundraiser, and
Rupf paid 'em back. Nothing wrong with that, but yet again it shows deep ties between Rupf's electoral
politics and the Posse.

And that in turn raises harsh questions about why Rupf's secretary was able to provide the dates and
times of Posse events to callers, and direct a Posse applications set to his mailbox.




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                                    Campaign Statement, Page 8:




Mayman is a permitholder, and Posse.

Mongsene is now retired; at one point in the mid-1990s he was a Lt. In the Sheriff's department who
Rupf assigned the task of "initial CCW screening"…later that went to Lt. Wayne Willett and now
somebody name of Varady.

Approximately 1996 a business owner who lives in Lafayette called the Sheriff's office and asked about
CCW issuance. Mongsene told the guy to join the Sheriff's Posse if he wanted any chance at all.

(Sidenote on campaign finance laws: per county rules, $225 is the max donation in a non-election year.
So Mayman got his wife to contribute too. As for Olney, a total of 8 or 9 different relatives and/or Olney
employees all "contributed" in their names on this date — odds are it was really all the owner's money
just creatively split. Just like the DeVincenzi contribution of almost $1900 worth of chow — they ran out
of relatives to split the total among, and used three employees…who I somehow doubt cared very much
about Sheriff Rupf's political career. In other words, it's easy to make up these dumb rules, but it
doesn't take much creativity to bypass 'em either.)

APPENDIX A: Rupf Permitholder Database, Circa Early 2000
Version 4.0, cleaned up, page numbers added plus endnotes with some legal technicalities.

Names and case file info is derived from Rupf's response to Chuck Michel's PRAR request of early 2000.
Rupf withheld this data in the Fed trial of 2001, we were forced to use the older data, consisting of over
750 pages of mildly redacted (by Rupf or his staff) original CCW application/renewal file info.
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Methodology: each multi-page record in the Michel response was examined and the permitholder name
compared to the rosters of permitholders dated 5/24/2001.

Their information is summarized in the table linked below. Therefore, this table will be incomplete in
that it doesn't cover new permit issuance between the time of the Michel response and 5/24/01. This
table is also limited purely to current (as of 5/24/2001) permitholders.

Note: the "first issued" date refers to the first date I can find in the file, and in many cases the oldest
forms for that person are missing or incomplete. Permits may be older than as listed. If there's no first
date on the file, I refer to the 5/24/2001 PRAR data.

"Numbering" in the first column refers to the page number where that applicant's file begins.

Permit types: 12027i refers to the shall-issue system for retired Fed agents. Standard/Std is the normal
type, "Judge" is obvious, and "Reserves" mean a reserve deputy for the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office
UNLESS some other department is noted.

Some pages were discarded as irrelevant. The pages set aside included shooting range qualification
data, sign-off sheets showing that the applicant understands the process, and renewal applications
where the renewal pages did not contain any "new information" beyond the contents of the original app
and the current permit card itself. In some cases the renewal sheets were retained in the file because
they were the only data available, or the renewal sheet expanded on info available in the app, or the
renewal sheet showed a change in occupation (or "life circumstances") from the original application
time. Not one renewal form page ever contained revised "good cause data" from the original issuance.

 Page                   First     Permit
            Name                             "Good Cause Summary"          Posse?      Misc Info/Notes
number                 Issued      Type
                                                                                     He also had CCW in
                                                                                     Ohio based on a
            William                       Carries cash related to his                "special deputy
   4         Bruce      1975     Standard photography business                YES    status" with no actual
           Plummer                        (owner).                                   law enforcement
                                                                                     duties…very similar to
                                                                                     the Posse.
                                           Needs to defend his cattle
                                           ranch, which he owns and                  Nephew of Frank
                                           resides at. Of course, being              Pereira, known to be
                                           his "home and place of                    politically connected
                                           business", he already has                 and a former
                                           carry rights. This same PRAR              UnderSheriff and
             Frank
                                           response in the "good cause"              current Posse
   10       Edward      1996        Std                                       YES
                                           area for Steve Jacobsen was               member and
           Nunes Jr.
                                           heavily redacted; not so for              permitholder.
                                           the Michel PRAR response of               References included
                                           early '2000. In Rupf's                    both Frank and John
                                           5/24/2001 permitholder                    Pereira, Jack Roddy,
                                           database printout, occupation             Bob Chapman
                                           is "consultant".
                                           "Night work, violent crime
                                           area", he is a doctor and a
            Richard
                                           nurse was robbed in the
   14       Earnest     1975?       Std                                       YES
                                           hospital parking lot. Posse
             Tirrell
                                           membership listed in the
                                           "good cause" statement!

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                                                                              Listed as reference by
                                     Judge - modest good cause
19   Lois Haight   1995      Judge                                            Thomas Van Voorhis,
                                     listed
                                                                              #23
                                                                              Thomas Van Voorhis
                                                                              was on a first-name
                                                                              basis with the staff of
                                                                              former state senator
                                     This is somebody Willett                 Rainey. I filed a
                                     denied in 1998 due to no                 complaint with
                                     good cause, so he appealed               Rainey's office about
      Thomas
                                     to Rupf by letter with very              Rupf's CCW abuse,
23      Van        1998       Std
                                     weak "good cause" and a long             they mentioned
      Voorhis
                                     list of Judges and politicians           "Thomas" as a
                                     as "character references" -              frequent visitor.
                                     classic "CCW by connections".            Related to attorney
                                                                              Dan Van Voorhis,
                                                                              attorney for Kenneth
                                                                              Eugene Behring entry
                                                                              #526
                                     Unknown good cause - old
                                     permit, "good cause" papers              Politically connected -
                                     long since lost, gets renewed            note the pattern of
                                     anyways. He's a former                   "very old permit and
        Frank
28                 1964       Std    UnderSheriff political             YES   renewals despite no
       Pereira
                                     appointee back in the '60s,              "good cause on file".
                                     but wasn't a sworn peace                 You'll see more of
                                     officer hence the need for               that.
                                     CCW.
                                                                              This was a renewal;
                                                                              he had a permit while
                                     "My wife is in a wheelchair,             living in Kingsburg,
       William    1986 -             we're old, we use ATMs" -                CA 93631, Fresno
32   Albert Riley but see    Std.    accurate paraphrase of                   County (which is
         Jr.       notes             applicant's own handwritten              highly restrictive).
                                     "good cause statement".                  PRAR response
                                                                              printout lists him
                                                                              starting in 1995
                                                                              Pastore is
      Walter                         "I have to be in SF and other            prominently
37    Joseph        ?         Std    high crime areas at night" -       YES   mentioned in Rupf's
      Pastore                        accurate paraphrase.                     campaign fund
                                                                              records.
                                                                              Son of Frank Pereira,
      John Lee                       None listed. Former "special
40                  ?         Std                                       YES   Posse, related to
       Pereira                       deputy Sheriff"
                                                                              Frank Nunes Jr, Posse
       Joseph                        None listed - forms are
42     Randall     1984       Std    present, good cause
        Mass                         statement area is blank!
                                     None listed. When he died,               The PRAR response to
                                     media reports listed his "good           Michel was done
      Kim Fang
46                 1989       Std    cause" as being related to         YES   before Fang died.
        (RIP)
                                     telephone death threats                  Fang donated at least
                                     however he had switched                  $700 in recorded

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                                     both residence and career          campaign donations
                                     since initial permit issuance.     to Rupf and more
                                     Media reports of his death         than that to Rainey
                                     widely mentioned Posse             when he was Sheriff
                                     membership.                        and approved Fang's
                                                                        permit.
                                     He's a "Sr. VP of Marketing"
                                     for "Eagle Food Service".
                                     Good cause (paraphrased)
       Robert
                                     adds up to "on the road late
48     Henry       1990       Std
                                     at night, takes his daughter
      Martinez
                                     to sporting events across the
                                     state (horse-related)".
                                     Wealth involved in issuance?
                                     The entire "good cause"
                                     section reads: "Self
       Owen                          Protection". (He may be a
56    McNiel       1982       Std    former reservist, see also
      Schafer                        entry page 66 (Christopher
                                     Young) below for what may
                                     be a similar case.)
                                     Turned down by Willett for         Mike Haas met this
                                     lack of good cause, writes         gent at a political
                                     four-page rant on the general      event where Haas
      Jamieson                       state of crime plus                was speaking; Bates
60      Bitzer     1999      Std.    constitutional rights, and is      had much praise for
        Bates                        personally approved by Rupf.       Rupf's CCW policies.
                                     I don't disagree, point is Rupf    This and Van Voorhis
                                     would never have issued to a       establish Willett's
                                     peon on that basis.                involvement in bias.
                                                                        As long as they're still
                                                                        IN the reserves this
                                                                        makes at least some
                                    Good cause listed as "Self
     Christopher                                                        sense. But we have
66                 1995     Reserve Protection". That may be
       Young                                                            cases on record
                                    standard for reservists?
                                                                        where they keep the
                                                                        permit even after
                                                                        leaving reserves.
                                    None - it says "issued
                                    pursuant to reserve policy"
                                    and "will be revoked on
                                    leaving the reserves". Well if
     Alex Clyde
69                 1981     Reserve that’s the case, and numbers
       Smith
                                    56 and 66 above were
                                    reservists from the same
                                    period, #56 kept his permit
                                    post-reserve.
                                     "Travel, including through
                                     violent areas with young
      Michael                                                           Rupf probably saw big
                                     daughter and luxury car".
73    Stephen      1995       Std                                       potential for
                                     Accurate paraphrase. Owner
       Telfer                                                           campaign money.
                                     of "Telfer/Sheldon Oil
                                     Company".

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                                      Good cause not present
                                                                               Permit expired…he
        Ernest                        (forms missing, typical of
78                 1968        Std                                             may have died or
        Terry                         older permits). Occupation:
                                                                               moved?
                                      owns a cocktail lounge.
                                      Here's a good one. He was
                                      manager of a slaughterhouse,
                                      and had a permit for
        Frank                         "personal protection and
81     Joseph      1970        Std    handling bank deposits". OK,
       Thelen                         fine…but he's still being
                                      reissued, even though he's
                                      now a teacher at a
                                      community college?
      John Peter                      Good cause: "self defense" -
83                 1970        Std
       Toth MD                        that's the whole text
                                      Some kind of HazMat
                                      specialist - had a brief
      Wayne Roy                       encounter with two guys who
86                 1978        Std
       Tulnage                        he thought was watching him
                                      take money away from a
                                      safe.
       Joseph
                                      Gunsmith transporting
91      Lewis      1994        Std
                                      guns/money
      Venturino
                                      Real estate person of some
      Ernest C.
95                 1994        Std    sort, drives alone to
       Voight
                                      properties in Nevada.
      James Von                       Mortgage Banker - no good
99                 1961        Std
       Waldegg                        cause listed.
                                      VP of the Oakland Meat                   This gent just died,
                                      Company needs general                    per the Posse
                                      protection, I guess due to               newsletter. Also per
        Joseph                        wealth? He has a sense of                that document (page
101    Domenic     1976        Std    humor - on the old form            YES   5)he had held the
      Vrankovich                      asking for "prior criminal               rank of "Lieutenant"
                                      problems that make you seek              in the Posse, but at
                                      a permit" he hand-wrote "not             age 85 he clearly
                                      yet".                                    wasn't a reservist.
       Denis M.                       Owns a vending company,
107                1987        Std
       Weigand                        carries money
       Claude
                                      Physician - no good cause
111    Samuel      1968        Std
                                      listed (forms missing)
       Whitson
       Donald
                                      Rancher - good cause is "self
114    Aubrey      1959!       Std
                                      protection" (entire text)
      Williamson
                                      Physician - moderate good
       Michael                        cause relating to control of
117                1994        Std
      Lee Wynn                        drug supplies, prescriptions,
                                      disability signoffs.


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                                     Owner of the Oakland Meat
                                     Company, Vrankovich's boss
      Raymond
                                     (#101 above). Other than         #101
121     Frank      1968       Std
                                     that, no good cause              was.
       Zaharis
                                     listed…forms missing, lost in
                                     the mists of time.
                                                                              There's always been
                                                                              at least one member
                                                                              of this family with a
                                                                              permit at any one
        John
                                     Transports money relating to             time, for many
124    Domenic     1989       Std                                       YES
                                     family chain of Delis.                   years. This family
      Devincenzi
                                                                              has given over
                                                                              $3,000 to Rupf's
                                                                              campaign funds, and
                                                                              caters Posse dinners.
                                     Owns business, ex-employee
       George
                                     threatened to go postal, plus
128    Robert      1993       Std
                                     he responds to the alarm late
       Martin
                                     sometimes.
                                     Business owner, three parts
                                     stores, two in bad
       Dennis                                                                 Decent good cause -
                                     neighborhoods. He had a
132    Robert      1993       Std                                             but being a business
                                     pretty good list of police
        Ladd                                                                  owner helps…
                                     reports relating to vandalism,
                                     robbery, break-ins.
                                    Seems to have scored CCW
       Eugene
                                    before joining reserves. No
137     Reyes      1974     Reserve
                                    good cause statements of any
       Abuan
                                    sort in file.
                                                                              We have no way of
                                     Manages a welfare fraud
                                                                              knowing how many
                                     investigations unit for the
                                                                              "regular folks" in
                                     county social services
      Ralph John                                                              circumstances just as
139                1994       Std    department. Has very strong
       Alvarado                                                               dire were
                                     good cause related to a
                                                                              denied…esp. if they
                                     psycho ex-employee,
                                                                              lived in a town with
                                     documented very well.
                                                                              it's own PD.
                                     Geologist by trade, also has
       Joseph
                                     rental properties, claims
146     John       1985       Std
                                     tenants being thrown out
      Ambrosino
                                     threaten to kill him.
                                                                              This is specifically the
       Armand                        Owns an auto upholstery                  type of good cause
150     Albert     1972       Std    shop in a "dark secluded                 Varady said was
      Annereau                       area", carries cash.                     inadequate to the
                                                                              Contra Costa Times.
      Leonard
152    Lewis       1971       Std    Owns a liquor store
      Battaglia
      Roger Lee                      Originally he was the asst.
154                1973       Std
       Becker                        manager of a sporting goods

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                                      store and took money to the
                                      bank. He has switched to
                                      some unspecified "self
                                      employed", no details.
                                      Originally got permit
                                      restricted to the times he was
       Robert                         carrying money relating to his
156    William      1974       Std    plumbing business. That
        Betti                         restriction has been lifted
                                      some time since. He's still in
                                      that trade.
                                      Contractor, something to do
      Guy Henry                       with radio/TV broadcast
158                 1969       Std
        Black                         antennae, works in remote
                                      areas. Weak.
      Ernest W.                       Civil engineer, no good cause
161                 1965       Std
         Blee                         listed.
                                                                               Chapman was a
       Robert                                                                  reference on the
                                      Rancher - no good cause
163    Hayden       1974       Std                                       YES   Nunes application,
                                      listed, forms missing.
      Chapman                                                                  alongside the
                                                                               Pereiras.
                                      Owns "Castle Fine Arts" in SF,
      Francis J.                      other than that no good cause
165                 1993       Std
      Castle Jr.                      is in the file (the forms that
                                      would have it are gone).
      Salvatore                       Farmer - "for protection of
167                 1980      Std.
      Cardinale                       large sums of money".
                                      Owns some sort of business,
                                      can't make out the name.
                                      Paperwork is particularly
                                      sketchy for a Rupf-era initial
        William
170                 1997       Std    permit, all forms that would
      Allen Davis
                                      have good cause on 'em are
                                      gone. Yet there's been at
                                      least three renewals, the
                                      latest early in '99.
                                      A stockbroker whose stated
        Gail                          "good cause" was for                     Note that the permit
      Anthony                         protection while at a remote             was NOT
172                 1984       Std
      DeMartini                       ranch in Calaveras County.               geographically or
       (male)                         There was a more detailed                otherwise restricted.
                                      letter, now missing.
                                      Owner of a business called
       Angelo                         "Elegant Floors", no good
177                 1974       Std
      Dimaggio                        cause statement papers, as
                                      normal for files this old.
                                      Same as #170 - business                  Very odd. Steve
       Michael
                                      owner, sketchy paperwork,                Jacobsen filed a PRAR
180    Edward       1997      Std.
                                      multiple renewals since. ALL             on Rupf in 1997 - it's
       Donnelly
                                      original papers gone, along              possible Rupf's people

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                                       with good cause, not common        started realizing there
                                       for Rupf-initial-issued permit..   was damaging stuff in
                                                                          these files around
                                                                          that time, and purged
                                                                          'em?
                                       Sketchy papers, no good
                                       cause info, he used to be the
      Lawrence
                                       head custodian for a local         Some sort of
182   Delmore       1975       Std
                                       school district, and as of 1998    connections involved.
       Durbin
                                       he was retired and still being
                                       renewed.
                                       Business owner, was dealing
                                       with petty crimes near his
                                       warehouse, and when he
        Robert                         made contracting housecalls
185     August      1995       Std     he dealt with criminal-class
       Edelman                         people (he referred to a
                                       house as having guns and
                                       drugs exposed in the living
                                       room).
       William                         Doctor, runs multiple offices,
187                 1999       Std
        Ellis                          deposits cash.
                                       Owns a Ferarri
      Giovanni
189                 1978       Std     dealership/repair shop,
      N. Epifani
                                       travels with race cars.
       Michael                                                            As usual with
                                       He's been a reservist the
194    Geary        1972     Reserve                                      reserves, no "good
                                       whole time he's held CCW.
       Farrell                                                            cause"
                                       He's a sales engineer for
                                       "steam specialties", and
       Douglas
                                       travels to Richmond, where
196    Lovejoy      1977       Std
                                       "punks" of some sort threw
       Faulkner
                                       rotten veggies at his car four
                                       years ago. Weak.
                                       No good cause records.
                                       When he first obtained CCW,
      David Allen
200                 1971       Std     he was a frozen foods
         Flori
                                       salesman, now he's in sheet
                                       metal somehow.
      Dale Allen                       Real estate investor, goes to
202                 1992       Std
        Frost                          "low rent" areas.
                                       He's a Brigadier General in
                                       the US Army Reserves, and is
      Barton Jay                       sometimes connected with
206                 1997       Std
        Gilbert                        drug task force operations.
                                       Not bad as far as "good
                                       cause".
                                       Masonry contract estimator,
       Frank
                                       carries large sums of cash for
210    Wendel       1971       Std
                                       banking and payroll? Which
       Greer
                                       doesn't make much

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                                      sense…that's not what you'd
                                      expect an estimator to do.
        Joel H.                       Court commissioner, good
213                 1993      Judge
         Golub                        cause relates to that.
                                      Good cause is "we live in a
       George                         remote area of Orinda, have
217    James        1990       Std    lots of money, art and
      Grover Jr.                      valuables, and we travel to
                                      art shows".
                                      Employed originally as a PI
        Roger
                                      for an investigative agency,
221    Marion       1975       Std
                                      now "self employed", job title
      Gorrell Sr.
                                      not specified.
                                      Attorney, does family law
       George
                                      practice and had specific
227    Charles      1990       Std
                                      threats. Strong good cause
       Heitman
                                      case.
      Roger Dale                      Owns auto parts store, takes
233                 1973       Std
      Henderson                       cash to the bank.
       Andrew                         Internal security and
236    Claude       1994       Std    executive protection,
       Higgins                        employed by Bank of America
                                      Private
        Joseph
240                 1998       Std    Investigator/bodyguard/POST
      Hisquierdo
                                      course instructor
       William
                                      Construction foreman, takes
243     Albert      1994       Std
                                      payroll to remote sites.
       Howard
       Deborah                        Senior security manager for
247    Michael      1997       Std    Bechtel, internal corporate
        Jacob                         bodyguard.
                                      Gun shop owner, sells full-
        Wayne
                                      auto machine guns to PDs.
250    Edward       1985       Std
                                      Needs to be able to defend
       Jackson
                                      same from being stolen.
      Alexander
                                      PI, plus carries cash to
254    Williams     1985       Std
                                      sporting events he manages.
        Jason
                                      Other than occupation listed
       Kenneth                        as "repossessor", no good
259                 1991       Std
      Allen Krohn                     cause statement, very skimpy
                                      file.
                                      Corporate security, loss
       Michael
                                      prevention for Ross stores.
261    Patrick      1983       Std
                                      Originally scored CCW while
       Keenan
                                      doing the same for Macy's.
       Richard                        Something to do with an auto
266     Jacob       1970       Std    wreckers - owner? Most of
       Karnes                         the old paperwork and good

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                                      cause data missing.
                                    Good cause mentions working
       Dennis                       late with "most unsavory"
                                                                        Kahane in an official
270    Spencer     1996     Reserve (his words) people hanging
                                                                        in the Posse.
       Kahane                       out in the parking lot - he's
                                    an attorney.
       Robert
                                      Good cause relates to being a
273    Denny       1992     Reserve
                                      reservist.
      Laurence
      Christian                                                         I wonder if Rupf
       August                       Original CCW issued because         judges wealth purely
278                1985     Reserve
      Lauritzen                     the guy runs a yacht harbor.        by the applicant's
         III                                                            name?
                                                                        Considering PG&E's
       Lowell                         Security and executive
                                                                        current popularity, I'd
282    Stanley     1979       Std     protection for PG&E (his
                                                                        assume he's pretty
      Lawrence                        employer).
                                                                        busy.
                                      Sells guns and tear gas to
        James                         police departments, at least
286                1972       Std
      Donald Lee                      back in '72. Current permit
                                      lists occupation as "sales".
                                      Occupation on most recent
        James
                                      permit is "salesman", ALL
289     Robert     1996       Std
                                      original papers missing
         Lobb
                                      including "good cause".
                                                                        Especially
                                                                        interesting. Original
                                                                        papers are marked
                                                                        "transfer", good
                                                                        cause left blank. The
                                                                        guy has had
                                                                        continuous renewals
                                                                        since, and at NO time
        David                         Attorney in his original
                                                                        has the Contra Costa
292     Arthur     1972       Std     papers…no other good cause,
                                                                        Sheriff's Office ever
         Long                         and he's now retired.
                                                                        had a good cause
                                                                        statement for him on
                                                                        file. And now post-
                                                                        retirement, CCW is
                                                                        STILL being treated
                                                                        as a "tenured
                                                                        position". Equal
                                                                        protection violation.
                                      All original "good cause"
                                      papers and documents from
                                      the original 1998 application
       Michael                        are missing, odd for
294     James      1998       Std     something so recent.
       Lorenzo                        lang=FR style='font-
                                      size:10.0pt;font-
                                      family:Verdana;'>Occupation:
                                      P.I.

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                                                                                 The oldest papers
                                       Runs a security company                   from 1970 are for a
        Walter       See               now; back in 1970 was                     renewal. As with
296                             Std
      Lloyd Lyall   note!              involved in a home/apartment              #80, Rupf never had
                                       maintenance company.                      good cause data for
                                                                                 this guy, ever?
       Michael
                                       Owns small business, carries
299    George       1972        Std
                                       cash to bank.
      McDermott
      David John                       Employed in corporate
302                 1992        Std
       McIntyre                        security, department director.
                                       Owns a construction
        David
                                       company, carries cash to $8k,
306     Ewing       1979        Std
                                       and had death threats from a
       Maclellan
                                       violent ex-employee.
        George                         Attorney, also a Judge Pro-
311      Kevin      1993        Std    Tem and Superior Court
        Mallett                        arbitrator.
      William E.                       Originally a county animal                I'm not related to him
316                 1971        Std
       March                           control officer, now retired.             so far as I'm aware.
                                       He owns a restaurant and a
        Ronald
                                       vending machine company,
318      Pete       1998        Std
                                       works late and transports
        Massei
                                       cash.
                                       He's a financial manager with
                                       Bechtel, described as "a
                                       major multinational firm that
                                       does business in "world hot-
                                       spots" such as Iran, South                Mayman is treasurer
                                       Africa, the middle east, etc              of Rupf's campaign
        Raynal                         and the company is a target               fund, and seems to
320     James       1978        Std    of anti-nuke people,                YES   have held that
       Mayman                          environmentalists, etc."                  position throughout
                                       (paraphrased) and therefore               Rupf's tenure as
                                       he's at risk. As a financial              Sheriff.
                                       specialist, he probably never
                                       leaves this area on business,
                                       if Bechtel gets targeted it'll be
                                       overseas.
      Paul Euper
325                 1968        Std    Owns a restaurant chain.
       Meadors
         Jack                          Former building contractor,               Another case of
328     Mattew      1961        Std    now retired, no good cause                "tenure", no good
        Metez                          papers in the file.                       cause needed.
                                       President of Macy's West(!).              What are the odds
        Louis                          Claims to be well-known for               this gent's wealth and
331   Maximillian   1994        Std    pushing prosecution of rioters            social status had
       Meunier                         in SF that were active after              something to do with
                                       the Rodney King verdicts.                 permit issuance?
      Frank Louis                      Owns a welding supply
335                 1988        Std
       Middleton                       business, carries cash, etc.

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                                     Chiropractor, gave story
                                     about his mother's house
                                                                        Rupf should have
       John D.                       getting broken into and her
340                1985       Std                                       issued the CCW to
        Milano                       purse stolen, so despite not
                                                                        granny!
                                     living with her, somehow his
                                     gun is going to help her.
       Sandra                        Attorney, received threats
344                1994       Std
      Ford Mock                      related to a case
                                                                        He doesn't appear to
                                                                        be a "roadblock" in
                                                                        the CCW process.
                                    No good cause data; this gent       Probably generally
        John                        is Rupf's Rangemaster and           pro-CCW. How much
348    Andrew      1974     Reserve from what I've heard                he knows about
       Montagh                      separately, very competent at       bias/elitism/etc is
                                    it.                                 another question,
                                                                        might be interesting
                                                                        to get him into
                                                                        depositions?
                                                                        He's now with a
       Charles
                                     Attorney, "needs to be on the      different law firm, it's
350     James      1973       Std
                                     street with his police clients".   unlikely he has the
      Morehouse
                                                                        same needs as in '73.
                                     Originally a truck dispatcher      No "good cause"
        Robert                       (with the Teamsters Union?),       details ever on file
353    Anthony     1970       Std    now in construction - the only     with this guy. I smell
       Nadol Jr.                     "good cause" statement was         a politically connected
                                     "self protection".                 individual.
      Tarchieso                      Now retired, was in sheet
357      Joe       1969       Std    metal, good cause missing
      Piastrelli                     from file.
                                     Current permit has
                                     occupation as "Finance", back
        David                        in '69 he was a stockbroker
360    Pearsall    1969       Std    for Merrill Lynch, still works
       Platter                       for that company in some
                                     capacity. No good cause on
                                     file.
                                     In '68, he was into carpet
       Calvin                        sales and was a full-time
363    Vincent     1968       Std    fireman. Occupation today is
       Porter                        "Sales", and no good cause
                                     data is in the file.
                                     Owns Pacific Electrical Supply
        Garry
                                     Inc, claims to have to fire
366    Joseph      1994       Std
                                     people sometimes, and they
       Russello
                                     get disgruntled.
                                     Dentist does 24hour
        Walter
371                1988       Std    emergency care, and has
      Rosenkranz
                                     access to drugs.
375     Joseph     1979       Std    Carries money to buy               Sounds politically

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       Petere                        Corvette parts and cars as               connected.
       Remiti                        part of his hobby.
                                     Retired; as of 1995 he was               Compare this to
                                     doing some estate jewelry                Derek Westfall's case
       Jack J.                       sales on the side, claimed an            - Derek couldn't get
380                1995       Std
       Sarver                        undocumented attempted                   full documentation
                                     robbery. Don't know if he                out of Orinda PD so
                                     still does this as a retiree.            he gets shot down.
                                     Real estate, and does rent
        Leo                          collection for property
383                1991       Std
      Saunders                       management purposes, so
                                     carries cash.
                                     Works in investigations for
                                     PacBell, coordinated wiretaps            Transferred from
       Darrell
387                1998       Std    and testifies in state and Fed           Alameda Sheriff's
       Santos
                                     court. Claims to have                    Office.
                                     received threats for that stuff.
                                     Self employed coin and
       Maurice
                                     precious metals dealer at
390    Herbert     1991       Std
                                     shows, transporting
        Rose
                                     valuables.
                                     Live one! Scored CCW while               This guy was known
                                     a member of the CC County                for his strongly anti-
       Thomas                        Board of Supes, talked about             gun ways while in
395    Michael     1978       Std    having to go mix with his          YES   office(!) as was his
       Powers                        constituents(!). Also an                 wife who was on the
                                     attorney who handles estate              Richmond city
                                     sales, etc.                              council. Hypocrites!
       Edward
                                     Business owner, carries cash,            Most list businesses
400    Gerow       1997       Std
                                     business not named - odd                 owned.
      Symmons
       Thomas
                                     VP of a security company,
403    Andrew      1982       Std
                                     does executive protection
        Sutak
                                     Retiree today; at time of
                                     issuance, was a machinist
      John Dean
408                1961       Std    and did some gunsmithing
        Shipley
                                     and shooting instruction. No
                                     good cause statement on file.
                                     Attorney (still practices).
                                     Statement in 1971: "Carry
                                     large sums, also represent
                                     different types of people"
       Joseph
411                1971       Std    (exact quote). Now, to my
        Siino
                                     knowledge, there's just one
                                     type of people on the planet,
                                     now that Neanderthals are
                                     extinct…
                                     Owns an auto body shop,
      Gary Allen
414                1972       Std    good cause: "self protection
        Smith
                                     and large sums of money"

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                                      (exact quote).
        Harold
                                      Owns retail stores - no good
417    Bernard      1964       Std
                                      cause data on record.
       Smith Jr.
                                      Former cop, deputy and FBI
      Ronald L.
420                 1997     12027i   said he wanted to break into
       Smith
                                      executive protection.
       Timothy
                                      Runs retail insurance biz,
422    Charles      1993       Std
                                      takes cash to bank.
        Smith
                                      Former FBI, 23 years, "to
      William H.                      protect myself from the
426                 1994     12027i
      Smits Jr.                       people I busted"
                                      (paraphrase).
                                      In '73 he was a "garage
                                      foreman", no good cause is
         Roy
                                      listed anywhere, and his
430    Douglas      1973       Std
                                      latest renewal has the
       Snelson
                                      "occupation" area deliberately
                                      masked out.
       Michael
433    Stephen      1977       Std    PI/bodyguard.
        Stone
       Robert
                                      CPA, transports cash for one             Does he still have
439    Warren       1984       Std
                                      accounting client.                       that client?
       Nagle
445   Erik Strand   1993     Reserve Reserves is sole good cause.
                                     Good cause relates to
       Roger L.                      reserves, he does some work
460                 1999     Reserve
        Draper                       as a jailer in Martinez, worries
                                     about revenge by ex-inmates.
       Stanley                        Wealthy corporate attorney,
463     Edwin       1996       Std    travels through SF, poor
       Gutman                         delicate flower.
                                                                               This is the guy that
                                                                               put "Walnut Creek PD
       Richard
                                                                               doesn't issue any
467    Charles      198?     12027    Retired FBI, now a PI.
                                                                               permits" in his
       Dubruille
                                                                               application. He had
                                                                               no reason to lie.
                                      This one's important. No
                                      good cause data. Thing is,
                                      this guy transferred in from
                                      Clayton PD, approved by Lt.               Seeno is deeply
        John
                                      Willett 2/2/99. Clayton PD        99.9% connected to DA Gary
471    Walter       1999       Std
                                      told a different applicant that   certain Yancey, now retiring
      Challoner
                                      they don't issue at all, in               due to cancer.
                                      1996. And this guy is a VP in
                                      Seeno Construction - Mr.
                                      Seeno holds a CCW, and

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                                      Seeno is definitely Posse.
                                      Union district representative
                                      when issued, good cause was
                                      "Do business and attend
                                      social functions with my wife
                                      and sometimes my children in
         Tom
473                 1992       Std    high crime areas of Contra               Politically connected!
      Butterfield
                                      Costa County" (verbatim!).
                                      Now he's retired, and a
                                      pathetic effort was made to
                                      cover that up (see the Michel
                                      file record pages 473-478).
                                      No good cause data in file.
        Phillip
                                      Original occupation was as a
479    Eugene       1962       Std                                             Another "tenure case"
                                      salesman for International
      Bradshaw
                                      Harvester - now retired.
      Leonard                         No good cause on file,
482   Raymond       1967       Std    continuous renewals, he's a
        Orr                           GOLF PRO?
                                                                               Remember, Richmond
                                                                               is a specific zero-CCW
                                                                               zone - if you live
                                                                               there! Richmond was
                                      "Protection while traveling in           blocked by agreement
        Roger
                                      high crime areas ie:                     between Rupf and all
485    Denton       1994       Std
                                      Richmond, West Oakland,                  the PDs in the county,
       Working
                                      East San Jose" (verbatim!).              where Rupf wouldn't
                                                                               issue in towns plus
                                                                               Richmond's Chiefs
                                                                               have always been
                                                                               anti-CCW.
                                                                               He may be a
                                      Specific claimed threats that
                                                                               Richmond resident,
       Norbert                        add up to fairly strong good
488                 199        Std                                             uncertain without
       Young                          cause, no documentation on
                                                                               knowing the street
                                      it.
                                                                               address.
                                      Realtor; claim of a specific
       Marinus
490                 1994       Std    criminal threat plus "carries      YES
       Zeelen
                                      cash" (business related?).
                                      Retired as of 1998; original
         John                         good cause missing, as of
495    Maitland     1961       Std    1971 he was an "account                  Another "tenure case"
      Lauderdale                      executive" for an electrical
                                      sign company.
      Edward L.                       Doctor; no good cause
498                 1969       Std
       Kronick                        statement, records missing.
                                      Occupation on current permit
                                      is "Executive", good cause
       Steven
                                      statement is missing…there
502     Mark        1991       Std
                                      was an attached letter that he
       Elefant
                                      referred to in his 1991
                                      application, now missing.

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        Paul                        Occupation: psychiatrist;
                                                                       How many people pay
508   Thomas      1971       Std    good cause related to
                                                                       shrinks in cash?
      DiGaudio                      carrying of money?
                                                                       His personal letter to
                                                                       Rainey talks about
                                                                       what a good shot he
                                                                       is, and mentions his
                                    Oral Surgeon. His good             shooting buddies:
       Barton
                                    cause statement talked about       John Montagh (the
511     Randy     1990       Std
                                    bad areas, and protecting          rangemaster), John
      Blumberg
                                    drug supplies, however…            Dashner(?) and -
                                                                       WARREN RUPF prior
                                                                       to his election to
                                                                       Sheriff. Very
                                                                       Connected.
                                    Occupation is "sales", all good
                                    cause data missing from
      Edward
                                    sketchy file. Oldest doc in
518    Joseph     1967       Std
                                    the file is a 1971 renewal, the
      Amarant
                                    "1967" date comes from
                                    Rupf's database printout.
                                    Currently retired; all original
      Donald A.                     good cause papers missing.
521               1983       Std
       Stewart                      Don't even know what his
                                    original occupation was.
      Bradford                      Physician - no original permit
524     True      1992       Std    app forms in the file, no good
      Prescott                      cause, no nuthin'.
                                                                       Scratch "works for" -
                                                                       Ken Behring not only
                                                                       owns "Blackhawk
                                                                       Investments", he also
                                                                       owned the Seattle
                                                                       Seahawks NFL team
                                                                       fairly recently, owns
                                                                       the Behring auto
                                                                       museum, and he
                                                                       personally built the
                                    Occupation is "investor", the      city of Blackhawk.
                                    complete good cause                During the political
      Kenneth
                                    statement is "high                 wars surrounding the
526   Eugene      1992       Std
                                    profile…need protection".          Blackhawk
      Behring
                                    Works for "Blackhawk Corp"         development, his
                                    in CCW application file…           attorney was Dan Van
                                                                       Voorhis, related to
                                                                       current permitholder
                                                                       and crony Thomas
                                                                       Van Voorhis. Ken
                                                                       Behring is a multi-
                                                                       billionaire, one of the
                                                                       richest men in Contra
                                                                       Costa County, and it's
                                                                       interesting that the
                                                                       phrasing of the

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                                                                         application sought to
                                                                         mask this.
                                      CEO of the Oakland Meat
                                                                         We know of two other
                                      Company, originally scored
                                                                         permitholders (#101
                                      CCW because he was the
                                                                         and #121) connected
        Nelson                        Chief Financial Officer and did
                                                                         with that corp.
531      Buck       1989       Std    bank deposits but with the
                                                                         Permit application
        McAfee                        job title change, that "good
                                                                         was witnessed by
                                      cause" is gone now. Doesn't
                                                                         Vrankovich, #101,
                                      matter, he's an aristocrat,
                                                                         who's known Posse.
                                      right?
                                                                         Think about this:
                                                                         wouldn't it be greatly
                                      This guy works for his
                                                                         to Rupf's benefit to
                                      parent's political consulting
                                                                         have THIS sort of
        Gregory                       business; he leads teams of
539                 1997       Std                                       person "owe him
      Allen Reese                     canvassers into "bad areas"
                                                                         one"? And of course,
                                      and many of his team
                                                                         people who LIVE in
                                      members are women.
                                                                         the bad areas are
                                                                         blanket-denied.
                                                                         This one is really
                                                                         odd…Rupf renewed
                                                                         him on 5/7/99, not
                                                                         long after I sued
                                      Occupation is blank. Original
       James P.                                                          him. Rupf had to be
542                 1998       Std    application form is present,
        Muglie                                                           at least peripherally
                                      but good cause is BLANK.
                                                                         thinking about "good
                                                                         cause" and equal
                                                                         protection? Yet he
                                                                         signs off on this?
                                      Property Manager; there's no
                                      good cause statements, no
       Ann B.                         original applications
545                  ?         Std
       Moriarty                       paperwork, and she's not in
                                      the database that covers
                                      original dates of issuance.
                                      Business manager, lame good
       Stephen                        cause involving "contact with      Application was
547     James       1999       Std    large sums of money" and           witnessed by Frank
        Mikich                        "travel through high crime         Pereira, known Posse.
                                      areas".
                                      Now retired; used to be a
       Melvin D.                      warehouse foreman, original
549                 1972       Std
      McCollough                      1972 form is present but with
                                      "Good cause" was BLANK
                                      Originally he was VP and
                                      sales manager of a
                                      manufacturing company. He
      Donald Lee                      now runs his own                   Definitely a connected
552                 1972       Std
       McCulley                       manufacturer's rep sales firm;     individual.
                                      good cause involves business
                                      cash. His 1972 letter to the
                                      Sheriff lists the UnderSheriff

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                                       as a personal character
                                       reference.
                                                                         If he retired, it would
        Robert
                                                                         be a 12027-type
556      Leon       1978       Std     Former cop, now a PI.
                                                                         permit? (12027 is a
       Hawkins
                                                                         shall-issue system).
       Stanley
561    Joseph       1993     12027i    Retired FBI
      Hennessey
      John James                       Good cause relates to
566                 1993     Reserve
       Jonopulos                       reserves.
      Stephen J.
571                 1993    Reserves Reserves
        Limrite
576    Ilir Nushi   1996    Reserves Reserves
                                       Originally reserves, obtained
       Robert
                                       CCW purely on that basis, but
579    William      1993        ?
                                       now he's NOT and still has a
       Parkins
                                       permit!?
      Dennis Ray
584                 1996     12027i    Former FBI
        Prasch
         John
586     Parker      1994     12027i    Former FBI, now PI
        Roland
        Gene
591                 1998    Reserves Reserves
      Edgar Ross
       John T.
593                 1988    Reserves Reserves
        Rotolo
        Lowell
                                       Attorney, Judge Pro-Tem and
598     Edwin       1995       Std
                                       does security(?).
       Richards
        William                        Reserves (Alameda County
601                 1995    Reserves
      Arthur Rice                      SO).
        Carl N.
606                 1998     12027i    Former FBI
       Reynolds
                                       Odd case - he first obtained
                                       CCW off from the Contra
                                       Costa Sheriff's Office as a
       Robert                          private security guard, then
608   Randolph      1974     12027i    went into the FBI for a long
      Rockwell                         time, and on coming out
                                       applied under 12027i.
                                       Doesn't matter much, just
                                       odd.
      Kevin Blair                      Prosecutor, Alameda County
611                 1998       Std
       Thomas                          DA's office.
        Bobby                          Internal security and
613     Dwain       1999       Std     executive protection for Bank
       Thomson                         of America.

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       Benedict
615                  1996     12027i   Former FBI
      James Tisa
      David Jon
618                  1995    Reserves Reserves
       Travers
                                       Attorney, former cop with
                                       Concord PD, "runs into people
      William C.
621                  1993       Std    he busted" (paraphrase).
       Vencill
                                       Had a letter of support from
                                       the CPD Chief, now missing.
       John R.                         Barber shop owner - good
625                  1969       Std
       Verducci                        cause statement not present.
      Albert Kaye
627                  1983    Reserves Reserves
         Watts
      Walter Mills
632                  1988    Reserves Reserves
        Welti
        Vincent
637     Joseph       1998     12027i   Retired FBI
         Weltz
                                       Restaurant owner, takes
      Dirk Peter
639                  1999       Std    money to bank, threats from
       Walzien
                                       violent/crazy ex-employees.
       Ronald A.
641                  1995     12027i   Retired FBI
        Witney
      James D.
645                  1998     12027i   Retired FBI
      Wilson Jr.
                                       Originally scores CCW as
                                       reserve, retained CCW after
      Owen Kieth
647                  1971       Std    leaving reserves. Occupation
       Yeager
                                       is blanked out on latest
                                       permit.
       Richard
650     Albert       1990     12027i   Retired Fed Secret Service
       Zarzana
                                       Trauma room neurosurgeon;
                                       has testified as to the nature
       Robert                          of injuries inflicted by               Decent good cause
658                  1989       Std
      Allen Fink                       criminals and is not popular in        statement
                                       certain low-rent circles as a
                                       result.
                                                                              Moved in from Napa,
                                       Financial consultant and
                                                                              where he had CCW
                                       auditor, claims that this
      Edgar Leon                                                              for 15 years.
664                  1999       Std    makes him unpopular at             .
        Aitken                                                                Mentioned that the
                                       times. Also claims to carry
                                                                              Napa Sheriff would
                                       money.
                                                                              act as a reference.
        James
                                       Assistant DA, deals with gang
667      Hugh        1978       Std
                                       prosecution.
       Anderson
673    Stephen       1988       Std    Fire/arson investigator, local         Decent good cause

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      Keith April                      fire district.
                                       Former cop in New Jersey;
                                       employed as internal security
                                       and executive protection for
      M. Donald
679                 1978       Std     World Airways, which if I
       Bellew
                                       recall right, is now defunct?
                                       Current occupation is listed as
                                       "security mgr."
                                       Owns 100 apartment units,
      John Felix
685                 1998       Std     collects rent, takes cash to
       Bessols
                                       bank.
       Edward
687    George       1996    Reserves Reserves - Berkeley PD.
       Borden
                                     Marin probation officer and
        Wilfred
                                     has deputy powers somehow
690     Carnell     1994    Reserves
                                     connected with the Marin
        Broom
                                     Sheriff.
        Robert
                                       Deputy DA assigned to a
693     Duran       1994       Std
                                       gang task force.
        Burke
        Bruce
                                       Former Deputy US Marshal,
700    Murray       1984     12027i
                                       now getting threats.
       Croskey
                                                                               Remember, Rupf's
                                       Pathologist, testifies about            lawyer was on record
                                       cases, had letter of reference          in court on 12/22/99
        Carl
                                       from the San Joachin County             saying that the Posse
705    Herrick      1999       Std                                       YES
                                       Sheriff - who mentioned Critz           is a private political
        Critz
                                       as being Contra Costa                   club whose
                                       Sheriff's Posse.                        membership lists
                                                                               should be sealed.
        Janet
708     Candis      1999    Reserves Reserves
        Collins
      Ernest A.                        Reserves - paperwork
710                  ?      Reserves
       Clausen                         particularly sketchy.
                                       Occupation is "estimator
                                       manager", good cause is "I'm
        Paul L.
712                 1999       Std     a former cop, I may run into
      Cianciarulo
                                       people I busted"
                                       (paraphrased).
                                       Original good cause:
        John                           "hardware salesman on the
716    Robert       1971       Std     road a lot with valuables",
       Davison                         occupation today is listed as
                                       "sales".
      Gerald B.
719                 1996     12027i    Retired FBI
      Diedrich
724    Fred T.      1994     12027i    Retired FBI

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            Fiedler
           Michael
  729       Abram       1996     12027i    Retired FBI
           Garduno
                                           Criminology lab
           Grady Lee
  731                   1990       Std     technician/manager, testifies
           Goldman
                                           in court, needs protection.
            Thomas
                                           Reserves - former full-time
  735        Lewis      1999    Reserves
                                           deputy, now a firefighter.
           Hauschild
            Michael
  737                   1983       Std     Retail gun shop owner.
            Chance
                                           These are examples of pages
                                           from the file Rupf supplied
 743-                                      Chuck Michel that Plaintiffs
 747                                       and counsel have set aside as
                                           being not relevant to the
                                           subject of equal protection.


Additional Notes

The 12027-based permits shouldn't even be in here. That's a separate system for former law
enforcement of various types — 12027i covers former Feds. Now, I'm not ready to call 12027 an equal
protection violation, because to do so, I'd have to challenge the idea that cops get armaments and
carry rights beyond what "us peons" get. A purist might say that, and with some constitutional backing
but that's a complexity beyond what I need to deal with.

By including 12027 cases, Rupf gains by "watering down" the percentage of "cronies" listed. Let's say
there's a total of 100 Posse members with CCW (which is very conservative!). If there's 244 permits
total active today, then the Posse percentage is bad, but possibly survivable. But if out of 244 total, 50
or more are 12027, then the REAL Posse percentage is higher — 100 is a higher percentage of 190
than it is 244.

Problem: it's not at all clear that records under 12027 are public! They weren't covered under CBS vs.
Block, and with their shall-issue status, equal protection is less of an issue. I'm not at all harmed if I'm
denied info on them.

Last, this file is very incomplete. There were over 230 permits outstanding at the time this PRAR was
answered, over a dozen of these in the above database are expired, so there were at least 40 or so
files totally missing when this was answered!!! Where the hell are the rest!? I'm going to have to
carefully sort out who's missing. There's been some added since, a bit over a dozen. Kim Fang died, of
course.

SEE ALSO THE "CONTRA COSTA CRONIES ROSTER" AT:
http://www.ninehundred.com/~equalccw/cccr.pdf (for examples of the CCW application files
mentioned)




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