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San Diego County

The dates at the beginning of each listing are approximate.  Go here for a list of all names in this site.

1987: Registrar of Voters Ray Ortiz, jury acquittal of charges of grand theft, misappropriation of public funds and falsifying public records between 1984 and 1986.

Barry M. Horstman, “Ex-Registrar Acquitted on Theft Charges,” Los Angeles Times, July 10, 1987, page B-3]

1909: County Auditor Howard Cherry, charged with embezzling funds by padding the payrolls of the road district he represented while he was on the Board of Supervisors; acquitted after a jury trial.

“Grand Jury Picks Cherry,” Los Angeles Times, February 13, 1909, page II-7

“Newsy Happenings South of the Tehachapis,” Los Angeles Times, September 22, 1909, page II-7

1895: H.W. Weineke, county tax collector, whose indictments “because of a shortage in his accounts” were set aside by a judge when it was discovered that the grand jury was “improperly impaneled.”

“Clinton E. Mayne Indicted by the Grand Jury,” Los Angeles Times, June 12, 1895, page 11

“Hayne and Weineke Escape on a Technicality,” Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1895, page 11

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