During the early
1990s, the late Juan Pifarre, in his capacity as a financial
analyst and banker, also set up a mysterious entity called "The
MISSION ARMORY FOUNDATION'.
This bogus non-profit was set up to acquire surplus California state
military property such as San Francisco's Mission Armory.
The Armory is a
three-story block-long building, which was supposedly given by the state
of Calfornia to the City and county of San Francisco to house the homeless.
Although the City
of San Francisco was supposed to receive the title and ownership of
the Mission Armory, through mysterious manipulations in the California
State Capitol, San Francisco's Mission Armory ended up in the ownership
of individuals. One owner/individual, Istavan
"Steven" Masa owes at least $8,000 in back child support
to Solano County, Calfornia. How this deadbeat dad could afford to purchase,
or acquire, a block-long building in San Francisco remains as big a
mystery as he is.
also exposed Sheriff Michael Hennesey's use of the Mission Armory
to store his San Francisco Sheriff Department's vehicles. Among the
vehicles photographed were Sheriff's vans and Mercedes cars.
Among the cover-ups
in the Mission Armory case is the un-encapsulated asbestos contamination.
According to political intelligence sources, the State of California
dispensed a million dollars a year to the Brown-Agnos Administrations
to deal with the Mission Armory's asbestos problem. No one knows what
(the then) Mayor Willie Brown did with that money.
of the existence of untreated asbestos in the Armory, the City faces
environmental health issues of contamination to drivers etc. who were
in the Mission Armory handling Sheriff Hennesey's vehicles. Were these
employees of Hennesey contaminated with asbestos? And were they aware
of the presence of asbestos in the building?