November 13, 2009
VIA FAX: (510) 271-5157 Nancy O’Malley District Attorney of Alameda County 1225 Fallon Street, Room 900 Oakland, CA 94612 Dear District Attorney O’Malley: I am writing to invite your office to review the circumstances surrounding the recording of several telephone conversations with reporters by a former press aide. As you may know, Dane Gillette—the Chief Assistant Attorney General of our Criminal Division—investigated this matter and concluded that no criminal laws were violated. While I fully stand by Gillette’s investigation and report, I would welcome a review by your office. Gillette will arrange with you on Monday to deliver all the materials we have gathered and anything else you require to assist you in your review. Please be assured you will have my full cooperation and that of my office. Sincerely,
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.