One of my readers (Thanks Colostomizer) sends this dossier.
Mark Handel ( Khan Tusion, left) and Scott Adler
Mark Handel (Khan Tusion, bottom left) et al.
Mark W. Handel (b. circa 1954) is a/the younger brother of talk radio
host William Wolf Handel (better known simply as “Bill Handel” –
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Handel ), husband of Sarah Jane
Lulloff, and head (RMO, CEO, and president) of Woodland Hills-based
real-estate development company MWH Development Corporation (22440
Clarendon St., Woodland Hills – http://www.mwhdevelopment.com/ ). Mark
W. Handel apparently is the same Mark Handel who executive produced The
Death and Life of Bobby Z ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473188/ ) and
Love Lies Bleeding ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0984204/ ) for Woodland
Hills-based Samdel Pictures LLC (22440 Clarendon St., Woodland Hills), a
production company founded by (the latter) Handel and Keith Samples
(“Samdel” is a portmanteau of “Samples” and “Handel”). He is a
significant financial contributor to Democrat politicians. On Thursday
August 22, 1996, he and his partner in MWH Development Corporation,
Scott Z. Adler, apparently were charged with engaging in an act of
prostitution (see belowquoted Los Angeles Times article).
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MWH Development Corporation:
“MWH Development Continues to Re-Invent Itself as Creative Homebuilding
Force” (Builder/Architect, July 2002)
Adler’s grandfather was a prominent Southern California developer who
built some of the homes in which Scott grew up. After graduating from
Hastings Law School and starting a successful law practice, in which he
represented some of the nation’s largest homebuilders, Adler gradually
phased out his practice and picked up where his grandfather left off.
Since then he has served as a president of the Los Angeles Building and
Safety Commission and as an advisor to former mayor Richard Riordan for
Los Angeles redevelopment.
Born in Brazil and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Handel attended
San Diego State University and UCLA before entering the homebuilding
industry. Mark started as a small tenant improvement contractor, during
which time he gained tremendous knowledge and skill from his hands-on
work. From there, he went to New York City where he supervised a large
construction/ management company. Once he formed his own homebuilding
company here in Southern California, it did not take long for the firm
to gain a reputation for providing high standards of design, quality and
craftsmanship in a number of product price ranges.
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Los Angeles Times:
“Charges Filed Against Ex-Riordan Appointee” (Friday August 23, 1996)
Misdemeanor charges of engaging in an act of prostitution were filed
Thursday against Scott Z. Adler, the Riordan-appointed head of the Los
Angeles Business and Safety Commission, who resigned earlier this year.
Adler, a 40-year-old lawyer, lobbyist and land developer who lives in
Marina del Rey, and 42-year-old Mark Handel of Sherman Oaks, are accused
of paying to have oral sex with a masseuse at a Van Nuys apartment
building, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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