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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 23, 2011
CalPERS employees and board members investigated over gift reporting

The state Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating more than four dozen CalPERS board members and employees over allegations that they failed to accurately report gifts.

The 49 names on a list obtained by The Bee from the FPPC include CalPERS Board Chairman Rob Feckner and board members George Diehr and J.J. Jelincic. Chief Investment Officer Joe Dear is named, as is former CEO Fred Buenrostro. Buenrostro has been named separately in an ongoing investigation of influence peddling at the fund that is unconnected to the FPPC matter.

FPPC Executive Director Roman Porter confirmed that the commission is investigating and the employees and board members involved. CalPERS has cooperated fully and without subpeona, he said. In keeping with the commission's policy, Porter provided no other information.

CalPERS CEO Anne Stausboll said in a statement that, "CalPERS has been fully cooperating with the FPPC on this investigation over the last several months. These matters are still pending and our staff involved have due process rights."

Here's the full list of those named in the investigation:

Amit Aggarwal
Judy Alexander
Jesus Arguelles
Eric Baggesen
Jeffrey Baker
Lyndall Baker
Derek Bergquist
Fred Buenrostro
Eric Busay
Dave Carmany
Diego Carrillo
Sarah Corr
Mary Cotrill
Craig Dandurand
Joseph Dear
Jane Delfendahl
George Diehr
Dave Merwin
Louis Moret
Mary Morris
Randy Pottle
Omid Rezania
Michael Riffle
Brian Russell
Eric Schlendker
Kurt Silberstein
Dan Tanner
Warren Trepeta
Christy Wood
Ken Huettl
Derek Hayamizu
Al Grijalva
Henry Lam
Richard Duffy
Michael Dutton
Robert Eberhardt
Robert Feckner
Alfonso Fernandez
Shawn "John" Greenwood
Ho Ho
Curtis Ishii
Joseph Jelincic
Sue Kane
Bryan Karcher
Lynn Keay
Dennis Knueven
Todd Lapenna
Farouk Majeed
Joncarlo Mark

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