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Steve Viani was the Whistle blower’s expert forensic engineer.

His opinion after

reviewing forged architectural plans by county deputy director Jason Crapo and David
Twa. The forged documents were created in March of 2017 to show the DA office, the
architect’s house looked the way it is now back in 1987 even though old pictures
provided by the architect himself refuted those plans a forged. The whistle blower
provided pictures and trial transcripts to show that the architect, Judge Austin and his
three attorneys admitted on the record that he did increase the size of his house, but it
was not relevant. It’s obvious that after it became clear that Judge Austin was colluding
with a white-collar criminal, Steve Moawad had to prosecute everyone involved including
Judge Austin. Steve Moawad was immediately removed and was given the position as
chief trial counsel of Cal Bar to axe the prosecution.

Trial Transcripts:

THE COURT: What about the square footage? This is a square footage motion. So has
anybody had any testimony that has to do with the square footage of the Arnolds' home
as it relates to the setback?

MR. WHEELER: The evidence coming from the experts on their side has been that the
original permit showed 2487 square feet, and that now it's over 4,000 square feet.

THE COURT: But nothing that's related then to the property line and setbacks?

MR. WHEELER: Correct.

MR. LONG: Correct.

THE COURT: So what they are saying is, as I understand from that side, the evidence
that's been developed would be that it's not relevant how big the house is even if it's more
than what it's supposed to be on the records of the city because it has nothing to do with
the property line dispute, and that it would be more prejudicial than probative to go into
that because you'd make them look bad because they built a house bigger than it's
supposed to be, right?

MR. WHEELER: That's right.

THE COURT: So that's what all that means. So how is the square footage of the house
relevant to anything that's involved in this case?

THE COURT: Why would the square footage be relevant to that? How close the house is,
I guess, would be, or how tall the house is would be, I guess that would be something, but
how big around it is doesn't seem to make a difference.


Today at 10:56 AM
August 7 at 1:16 PM
I am sorry to hear about how this case has proceeded and the fact that you lost your appeal.
Last year I spoke to the gentleman from the Architect's Board and it was obvious they would do
nothing. I did research the stamp issue and agree that current requirements indicate an
expiration date notice must be on the stamp, and Arnold did not put the date when he signed
the document/stamp. Who knows if the Board even cares about this.

I agree the City of Orinda's review is self- serving and completely ignores the building permit
issues that are documented in the permit file. How the home grew to its current size with only a
few permits, some of which were never completed baffles the imagination.
How do you plan to proceed? It is unfortunate they are harassing your daughter in [state


Steven P. Viani P.E.

2014 Equestrian Way
Pilot Hill, CA 95664
916.952.8503 (P)
CSLB No. 945198

After proving the architectural plans were forged, Steve Moawad wrote the following
email to the whistle blower that he was still investigating city of Orinda officials for
failure to open code enforcement. During a lengthy phone conversation, he stated that
the board of supervisors are prohibiting him to prosecute public officials, Gus Kramer
and Judge Austin. Shortly after this email, Steve Moawad left the DA Office for Cal bar.

Steve Moawad <SMoawad@contracostada.org>

To:XXXXXXX,Gary Koeppel,Bobbi Mauler

Apr 7, 2017 at 3:25 PM


I am continuing to work on the code enforcement issue. I have had further communications with
Ms. Wolff and I am confident that they are also continuing to examine the issue. It is my
understanding that you are planning to bring additional photographs to the city to show
unpermitted construction. It is my understanding that they are willing to examine those
photographs. After they have examined the photographs, I will be able to determine whether
any action on the part of our office is warranted.

However, regardless of the outcome of the code enforcement issue, as I told you before, we do
not have standing or authorization to intervene in a court hearing related to your civil case or to
invalidate a civil court verdict.

Gary Koeppel had previously admitted to Rick Humann, the architect’s surveyor,
committing perjury upon the court for concealing setback violation. In fact, Gary had
stated that the DA office was going to prosecute Rick Humann without giving a definitive
timeline. However, after Moawad was put on notice that Judge Austin was involved with
Gus Kramer and the county building department to help the architect to steal the whistle
blower’s real property, Mr. Koeppel wrote the following email. Why would DA Koeppel
acknowledge the whistle blower’s suffering if there was no evidence of any wrongdoing
committed against her and her family?

On Friday, June 23, 2017 5:17 PM, Gary Koeppel <GKoeppel@contracostada.org> wrote:

Dear XXXX,

As you are aware, Steve Moawad was the primary deputy district attorney involved in handling
your complaint. Mr. Moawad is no longer employed by this office. However, he did convey to me
on numerous occasions that there was no evidence supporting your claim of political corruption. I
have reviewed the materials which you have provided, as well as the materials gathered through
Mr. Moawad’s investigation. My independent review of these materials supports Mr. Moawad’s
conclusions. Therefore, no further action will be taken by the district attorney’s office.

I’m sorry that you and your family have had your lives disrupted by these unfortunate
Without commenting on the merits of any legal rights and/or remedies you may have, I would
recommend that you consult with a private attorney with expertise in these areas. Moreover, as
you know, the District Attorney is prohibited from representing a private citizen who seeks the
return of money or other personal remedies. We are limited by law and by policy to handling
only those cases involving significant violations of California law relating to consumer protection
and/or criminal misconduct. Again, you may wish to consult with a private attorney to determine
what action, if any, you should pursue in regard to the subject of your complaint.

Best regards,

Gary Koeppel

City of Orinda attorney Osa Wolf, committed fraud when she wrote this email. The court
transcripts show that the judge, the architect and three of his attorneys admitted to
zoning violations and cheating the government. Her claims of evaluating the evidence is
completely fraudulent. The same goes for Jason Crapo who is implicated together with
Gus Kramer in the scheme to help the architect violate zoning laws and cheat the

Osa L. Wolff <Wolff@smwlaw.com>


Cc:Steve Moawad,Gary Koeppel,Drummond Buckley,Steve Salomon

Apr 18, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Thank you for your email. I am sorry to hear that you feel you have been treated unfairly. In
fact, the City has carefully and fairly considered all the evidence and arguments presented in
support of your code enforcement requests.

Also, please note that under the rules applicable to attorneys, I am required to safeguard the
confidentiality of legal advice I give my client. As such, I will not be responding to the
assumptions/allegations you make in your email regarding my legal advice to the City.

If you have additional evidence or arguments for the City to consider in support of your code
enforcement requests, please feel free to submit them to the Planning Department. Thank you.


Osa L. Wolff
City Attorney
City of Orinda
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
396 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.552.7272 (phone)
415.552.5816 (fax)

The following email shows how County deputy director forged documents and colluded
with the architect to violate zoning laws. If indeed there was no evidence of violations,
why is Mr. Crapo referring the whistle blower to the city of Orinda?

"jason.crapo@dcd.cccounty.us" <jason.crapo@dcd.cccounty.us>

Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 4:33 PM

Subject: Re: Meeting request


Our department has investigated your allegations of code violations at [address withheld] and
we have found no evidence of violations. There is no basis for our department to conduct any
further inspection of the property.

This property is within the jurisdiction of the City of Orinda. Should you have any further
questions regarding land use at [address withheld], please contact the City of Orinda. Thank

Jason Crapo

Gus Kramer had refused to investigate tampering with public record since 2013. The
whistle blower involved several high level executives at the assessor’s office who told
her that Gus Kramer prevented them from investigating the matter. It is reasonable to
assume that Gus Kramer did tamper with the architect’s public record himself.
Gus Kramer <Gus.Kramer@assr.cccounty.us>


Mar 31, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Sorry about your misfortune… but.. please pay your current property taxes.. I have referred this
to a senior staff person in my office and if we can justify a reduction in your property taxes
we will address them as soon as possible

Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen refused to step in and investigate
allegations of corruption after she reviewed the fraud documents provided by the whistle
blower. In fact, she asked Jill, her assistant to convey to the whistle blower that she
should sue the city of Orinda for failing to open a code enforcement over the phone. The
city attorney Osa Wolf opened a code enforcement for the another property owner that
the architect had encroached upon, but refused to do the same for the whistle blower.
The evidence shows that the county and the city of Orinda did not want to destroy the
architect’s house and expected the whistle blower to give up her land and privacy to
avoid demolishing his three story house.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:03 PM, Jill Ray <Jill.Ray@bos.cccounty.us> wrote:
Dear Ms. XXXX,

So sorry I was unable to return your call yesterday afternoon, I was in meetings for the
remainder of the day.

I have discussed your matter with Supervisor Andersen and she wanted me to convey to you
that there is nothing for the County to do, this matter rests solely within the City of Orinda’s


Jill Ray, Field Representative

Supervisor Candace Andersen

Contra Costa County, District 2

San Ramon Valley Office

309 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 957-8860 voice
(925) 820-3787 fax

Lafayette Office
3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 646-6067 voice
Jack Weir, President of Contra Costa tax payers association voluntarily visited the
whistle blower’s house and was shocked to see the destruction done by the architect to
her property and privacy. He decided to involve Supervisor Candace Andersen to
investigate. According to Jack, he was on the phone with Mrs. Andersen for hours.
Candace Andersen never responded to the whistle blower after reading the transcripts.
In fact, she colluded with the officials to steal her property. Jack Weir on the phone
stated that he will not be of any help. He feared retaliation by the officials.



Mar 22, 2017 at 7:47 PM

Candace did call me today. She told me because of the possibility of pending litigation she is
following the process at the county, and will review the case file shortly to see if there appears
to be any inappropriate action by county officials.

Again, I do not see anything I can do to help here, but wish you good fortune in the future.

Jack Weir

[number withheld] cell