The Worst Businessman in Irvine Wants to Run the City – Tell Him NO!


He is a real estate agent and the worst businessman in Irvine. Dale Cheema failed to pay his taxes five times as recently as 2016 and records show his failure to pay taxes goes back to 2003. Oh, and by the way, he doesn’t vote (more on that below…)

See one example of Cheema the tax cheat here.


Dale Cheema has introduced his business success and credentials as a campaign issue. In his campaign biography, he lists business success, awards and credentials as a real estate agent.

Here is what you need to know about failed real estate agent and businessman Dale Cheema:

A Record of Failing to Pay His Taxes: 4 Tax Liens – 2003 for Personal Property Tax; 2009 California Franchise Tax Board); 2015 Property Taxes; 2016:

  • In 2003, Dale Cheema was hit with a tax lien for failing to pay a “personal property tax.” He finally paid off the assessment in July 2005 – 4 years late!
  • In 2009, the Franchise Tax Board filed a lien against Dale Cheema’s company for failure to pay state taxes.
  • In 2015, Dale Cheema was hit with a tax lien for failing to pay property taxes.
  • In 2016, Dale Cheema – failed to pay.


A Failed Business Record: Business License Suspended in 2005 by Both California Secretary of State and California State Franchise Tax Board:

On May 23, 2005, the Secretary of State and State Franchise Tax Board suspended Dale Cheema’s business license. The State does not just suspend business for no reason. Perhaps he did something criminal?


At least 8 times, Dale Cheema has been notified that he was in default on his loan obligations. See one example here.


Cheema Doesn’t Pay His Bills – A Lien for Failure to Pay Property Assessments: In 2011, the Garden Estates Maintenance Association filed a lien against Dale Cheema’s property for failure to pay $1,572 in delinquent assessments. The lien was finally paid in 2015 – 4 years later!

As if Dale Cheema’s failed record as a real estate agent and businessman weren’t reason enough to reject him and vote for someone else for Irvine City Council, it turns out that Cheema gets an F for his voting record… He only votes 31% of the time. See for yourself…

31.5 Percent Voting Rate – Skipped 13 Elections*: There is no record of Cheema voting in 13 elections since he registered to vote in Irvine on June 1, 2000. Elections for which there is no record of Cheema casting his ballot:

  • 03/17/2015
  • 11/04/2014
  • 06/03/2014
  • 06/05/2012
  • 11/02/2010
  • 06/08/2010
  • 06/03/2008
  • 02/05/2008
  • 11/07/2006
  • 06/06/2006
  • 11/08/2005
  • 03/02/2004
  • 03/05/2002

*Maybe Dale Cheema subscribes to the Mary Ann Gaido school of not showing up for work. See her record of not showing up for work here.


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