Los Angeles, January 22nd 2015 - Los Angeles resident George Malszewicz filed a formal complaint against Beverly Hills realtor Michael Libow, and the Beverly Hills Unified School District. The scandal was brought to light via a Live Leak posting by Mr. Malszewicz himself.
Update: February 2016
Another site has been created that is alleging further misconduct by Michael. It was published 1 month ago and details alleged allegations that were committed in 2012. We will continue to stay on top of this story and make sure that we get to the bottom of the situation as it plays out.
The complaint alleges corruption and collusion which gave Libow an unfair advantage in lucrative back room deals in which he paid out over $150,000 to receive advertising on various school playgrounds in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. These allegations came to light after a BHEF internal newsletter (see attached document, page 2 for information regarding the complaint at hand, as well as commentaries from various involved parties that can attest to the legitimacy of this claim of corruption and collusion). Libow over the course of the past 10 years has donated over $150,000 to the Beverly Hills Unified School District.
This complaint alleges that nobody else had the same donating opportunities and that Libow was given special consideration due to his political connections in the city of Beverly Hills. These allegations came to light when local parents started questioning seeing Libow's name on various school properties throughout the Beverly Hills School district. It is ALLEGED that everyone had the same opportunity to donate money to BHEF and the School District, but it was most likely buried in the fine print of an archaic school board agenda meeting. Several local realtors in Beverly Hills (and surrounding Los Angeles area) are up in arms about this unfair abuse of our school system and local government.
We demand an investigation into these allegations and the appropriate actions take place, including, but not limited to a hearing by the city government that will open up naming rights for bidding to the highest bidder in an open and fair public hearing. We also demand an investigation into the article written by the Beverly Hills School District (in their monthly newsletter) and answers to how this came to be in the first place.