First (though I have thanked him via email) I would like to publicly thank Gene Ross for linking to my most recent research on Porngate / Gattogate from what I deem as the premier source of porn industry news, gossip & information – www.AdultFYI.com
From what I’ve heard AdultFYI.com will be undergoing a major overhaul over the next few weeks – so I encourage all of my readers who are interested in continuing to learn about the adult entertainment industry climate to bookmark that site – being that PornNewsToday is not nearly as up to date on the latest news as AdultFYI.
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Today I received a news tip from one of my sources which has already made national headlines: On June 4th, 2013 State Senator Ron Calderon (brother of Tom Calderon who was supported in 2012 by Mike Gatto for California state assembly) had his office RAIDED BY THE FBI. This is the first time such a thing has happened in 20 years, and according to my source – the raid is directly tied to Tom Calderon’s activities.
Senator Kevin DeLeon has been subpoenaed just days after the federal raid as have other state lawmakers (though their offices could neither confirm or deny this) as reported by the LA Times.
Now I’m sure many of my readers will ask, “Well, it seems to me Monica that you’re reaching a bit – what does this FBI raid have to do with PORN?”
Well – if Ron Calderon is being examined by the FBI in regards to his brother Tom Calderon’s “activities”, that means that some of those activities most likely relate to the “City of Bell scandal” – of which a central figure in the scandal (former mayor George Cole) was known to work with Yolanda Miranda & Associates.
Guess who else was found to have worked with and paid sums of money to Yolanda Miranda & Associates? Tom Calderon (the proof is to the right). Tom Calderon has reported to be a business partner of George Cole.
Mike Gatto supported Tom Calderon in 2012,but it’s unknown (to me at least) as to whether Mike Gatto has utilized Yolanda Miranda & Associates. Considering however, that Yolanda Miranda & Associates have been found to produce slate mailers which read “Citizens For Good Government” and Mike Gatto was listed on one (misrepresented as a Republican by the way), I have a feeling he’s familiar with Yolanda.
Keep in mind that on the slate mailer Mike Gatto was listed on (which was posted in 2012 on Breitbart.com), there was also an advertisement for “No on Measure B” AND the recently elected District Attorney Jackie Lacey (who is ironically a defendant in the lawsuit filed by porn studio Vivid Entertainment and pornstar Kayden Kross against Measure B).
Now if I’m noticing all of this, I’m certain that the FBI has noticed this as well. Bottom line: Mike Gatto will probably be investigated.
Upon Mike Gatto halting Isadore Hall’s Assembly Bill 332 (AB332) – Isadore had some very strong words for Gatto.
Gatto has been accused by VARIOUS entities and individuals over the years of being corrupt. Mike Gatto has even gone as far as to attempt to censor and silence bloggers in effort to cover up criticisms against his activities.
Being that it’s been 20 years since the FBI has taken the type of action as it is as of current against Ron Calderon – I have a feeling that someone at the top of the food chain has decided that it’s finally time to “clean house”.
To conclude I’ll answer the question: How does all this relate to porn?
IF Gatto is investigated by the FBI due to having association with Tom Calderon, and is found to not be suited to be a California Assemblyman any longer (let alone appropriations committee chair), there could be grounds to re-open the vote for Isadore Hall’s Assembly Bill 332 (AB332).
On merely a SUPERFICIAL LEVEL it doesn’t look good for the state of California to have an assembly man with TIES to the political face of pornography (the Free Speech Coalition), who’s foundation is based on ORGANIZED CRIME (illegal prostitution and escort rings – view www.pornstarhookeralert.com for details). For it to be said by Los Angeles porn industry insiders such as Rob Black of theRealRobBlackshow.com (he discussed Gatto on today’s broadcast for that matter) that the porn industry has had “a guy on the inside” (meaning Mike Gatto) who could squelch a law which puts “profits above performer health and safety” (as Isadore Hall has stated) is NOT GOOD.
Mike Gatto at this stage (in my opinion) is “the pornographer’s politician” – which means that he is one degree (and in some cases less) away from illegal prostitution and escort rings (which is organized crime).
From the start of Measure B, I have actively supported condom use in porn because it will not just protect performer’s health (and the public’s health for that matter considering how many pornstars are active escorts as www.pornstarhookeralert.com clearly illustrates), condom use in my view will SAVE LIVES (from not just deadly STDs such as HIV – but from Hep C as well, which as of current Cutting Edge Testing of the APHSS which was created by the Free Speech Coalition DOES NOT TEST FOR).
You can’t put a dollar amount on a human life – and anyone in the United States of America who feels that you can should not be a part of ANY legitimate governing entity from my perspective.
For those who need a visual aid to understand how elements discussed in this post are connected, I created a chart for you below: