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Four years to be declared innocent

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2014 at 1:01 am

It took four years for Beverly Hills School Superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard to get his record cleared after he had already spent four days in jail on a charge that he redirected money to a subordinate without permission.

He had used Twitter in a bid to clear his reputation, but it was the action of the appellate court that finally did the trick when it tossed out his conviction.

See more here.

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Florida Said to Be Most Crooked State

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

In 2008, the New York Times stated that Florida was the state with the highest number of public officials charged with crimes.

Bill Marsh, “Illinois Is Trying, It Really Is. But the Most Corrupt State Is Actually . . .,” The New York Times, December 13, 2008

San Francisco Mayor versus Sheriff

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is bringing the fight back to suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, after allegations were levied that Lee had perjured himself before the Ethics Commission.

The claim of perjury, according to Lee, is an attempt to build a defense around a conspiracy that never occurred. To help prove that the charges are baseless, the Mayor’s lawyers are asking the Ethics Commission to subpoena the four people named by Mirkarimi’s legal team as being able to substantiate the claims.

Read the article at PublicCEO.com.
SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF PERJURY AT MIRKARIMI HEARING

S.F. Mayor Accused

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has again sharply criticized suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi after accusations that Lee lied under oath at an Ethics Commission hearing last month.

Read the KTVU story here.

Roadblock in Oklahoma

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2012 at 12:27 am

Under a proposal by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to remove dates of birth and home addresses from court records, it may be impossible in the future to identify public officials charged with crimes in such cases.

Read more from this Tulsa World article here.

Criminals in San Berdoo city govt?

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials, San Bernardino city police and other law enforcement agencies have been investigating possible criminal activity within the city’s government.
In a release Thursday, Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops says the investigation began at the request of city officials several months ago.

Read the KPCC article here.

City of Bell remains unaudited — report

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned that the city of Bell has remained unaudited for the past three years, including the critical period in which former indicted City Manager Robert Rizzo and seven other city officials were arrested on criminal charges for looting the city’s treasury for their own personal use.

Read the story here.

Former Upland mayor pleads guilty

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Former Upland mayor John Pomierski, 58, has admitted taking money from a business in exchange for helping cut through red tape at City Hall. In a plea bargain, he admitted guilt to one of the ten counts against him.

See the story from Inland Empire Weekly here.