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Complaint Review: HACLA Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

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  • Submitted: Tue, June 08, 2010
  • Updated: Tue, April 26, 2011

  • Reported By: The Phantom — Imperial Courts California U.S.A.
HACLA Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
2600 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California United States of America

HACLA Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Scott Butler Security Chief Gets All Expense Paid Vacation In Las Vegas Paid For With TAX MONEY! Los Angeles, California

*General Comment: Notice of Pending Litigation

*General Comment: Notice of Pending Litigation

*UPDATE Employee: Scott Butler's Las Vegas Trip Was Approved!

*UPDATE Employee: Typical For HACLA and The Security Department

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It must be nice working for the Los Angeles City Housing Authority these days. I guess HACLA is just rolling in cash! Scott Butler, who oversees 15 security guards was given a $50,000 sports car by the agency for his personal use. They THEN sent him on a 3 day all expense paid vacation to Las Vegas last week! Butler claimed it was "a business trip" and "a training seminar" - however we here at Phantom Central did some digging and found out the ONLY Law Enforcement/Security training was a seminar put on by Calibre Press in "STREET SURVIVAL" for patrol officers SWAT teams. How can they justify spending that kind of money on street patrol SWAT training for a guy who oversees 15 lobby guards in the Headquarters Building? And he came back BEFORE the seminar ended!    Butler runs around ranting and raving, "This is MY car" My question to Dave Esparza, the CFO, Does that Chrysler sports car PAID FOR WITH HUD MONEY belong to Butler or HACLA? How can I get a nice car like that? I want a HACLA Las Vegas vacation too. Hey Internal Control - WAKE UP - They are stealing HACLA blind!

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#1 General Comment

Notice of Pending Litigation

AUTHOR: JDYE - (United States of America)

Dear Authors of Updates 1 and 2; 

Please take notice that the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has initiated an action in the Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles, Central District, Case No. 454470 due to allegedly false
statements made by you (the Action).  In conjunction with the Action, HACLA seeks to subpoena the records of Xcentric Ventures LLC for your contact information to the Irvine California office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP at 444 South Flower Street, Suite 1590, Los Angeles, California 90071 in compliance with Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure 45.  

If you do not respond within 7 business days with your true and correct contact information to: Karl R. Lindegren, Esq.
via email (klindegren@laborlawyers.com) or James R. Dye, Esq. via email (jdye@laborlawyers.com) or facsimile (213-330-4501), we will subpoena the records as outlined above.

You may contact the Arizona court and/or hire an attorney to object to the subpoena issued.

If you would like a copy of the Arizona subpoena, you may contact us at:

Karl R. Lindegren, Esq.                  
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
444 South Flower Street, 
Suite 1590
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 330-4500 
 
Or 

James R. Dye, Esq. 
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
444 South Flower Street, 
Suite 1590
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 330-4500
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#2 General Comment

Notice of Pending Litigation

AUTHOR: JDYE - (United States of America)

Dear "The Phantom"; 

Please take notice that the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has
initiated an action in the Superior Court of the State of California County
of Los Angeles, Central District, Case No. 454470 due to allegedly false
statements made by you (the Action).  In conjunction with the Action,
HACLA seeks to subpoena the records of Xcentric Ventures LLC for your contact
information to the Irvine California office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP at 444
South Flower Street, Suite 1590, Los Angeles, California 90071 in compliance
with Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure 45.  

If you do not respond within 7 business
days with your true and correct contact information to: Karl R. Lindegren, Esq.
via email (klindegren@laborlawyers.com)
or James R. Dye, Esq. via email (jdye@laborlawyers.com)
or facsimile (213-330-4501), we will subpoena the records as outlined above.

You may contact the Arizona court and/or hire an attorney
to object to the subpoena issued.

If you would like a copy of the Arizona subpoena, you may contact us at:

Karl R. Lindegren, Esq.                  
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
444 South Flower Street, 
Suite 1590
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 330-4500 
 
Or 

James R. Dye, Esq. 
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
444 South Flower Street, 
Suite 1590
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 330-4500
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Scott Butler's Las Vegas Trip Was Approved!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (USA)

Mr. Butler brought up the idea that the housing authority needs a swat team. Especially when there is a forced entry needed in the men's room. This is just another step in that direction. The cameras are in the mens room to monitor forced entries that do occur. Butler needs the police version of the 2010 Dodge Challenger so he can make it to our special training sessions in Las Vegas and back in an 8 hour shift at   speeds reaching up to 160mph. 50k for a high speed pursuit vehicle and 3k for a vegas run is just a drop in the bucket compared to the HACLA general use account.

We feel that Scott Butler is perfect for the position he holds because based on his record, he has absolutely  NO Interest in females. We strive to maintain an all-homo management team here at HACLA.

 

Dave Esparza  

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#4 UPDATE Employee

Typical For HACLA and The Security Department

AUTHOR: Rabbi Pedro Goldstein - (U.S.A.)

Well let's see - Alex Guerrero was the security supervisor before Scott "The Pink Panther" Butler. He was a well known THIEF. He stole this place blind for years. He only got canned when a couple of his buddies dressed up in Housing Police uniforms and robbed people on the street and pointed the finger at him. And then HACLA kept him on the payroll until the local news media reported on his activities and embarassed Rudy. Next up was good old James Pierness who was canned for forging civil service exams. But then again, Rudy didn't do anything until he found out that Pierness was running a vending machine business on the side and not kicking back any money to him.


Butler - FIRED from the Sheriff dept comes along. He has been accused of all sorts of unethical behavior almost non-stop since he got here and Rudy turns a blind eye. Why should we be surprised he is ripping off HACLA left and right? He is the same clown that tried to take credit for an investigation involving Section 8 vouchers that LAPD and Richard Carrol worked.


I'm glad the watch dogs are finally digging up the dirt on Butler and HACLA - I can only hope they can follow the trail all the way to Simmons or Montiel.   

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