Tag Archives: Todd Spitzer

Moreno, Briceno & Other Illegal Protest Defendants Share Attorney, Glorify Arrests

Councilman Jose F. Moreno, OC Democratic Party Chair Ada Briceno and the other 20 defendants being prosecuted for illegally shutting down the busy Harbor Boulevard/Katella Avenue intersection are all being represented by the same lawyer: criminal defense attorney: Fred Thiagarajah, a former deputy district attorney. Thiagarajah’s criminal defense practice includes theft, fraud, DUI, violent offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence and sex crimes. ...

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Arrest of Jose F. Moreno “Still Under Review” By OC District Attorney

This January, Councilman Jose F. Moreno joined UNITE-HERE Local 11 leaders in an expensive (for Anaheim taxpayers) bit of political theater: shutting down the busy intersection Katella and Harbor on the opening day of Anaheim’s biggest trade show. Moreno, a progressive Democrat, and 20 others – mainly union staffers – were arrested for blocking the intersection (loitering), a misdemeanor offense. ...

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DA’s Race: Spitzer Outraises Rackauckas While Murdock Can’t Pay Registrar of Voters

[Cross-posted from our partner site, OCPolitical.com] In the race for Orange County District Attorney, Supervisor Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) raised $103,953 more than incumbent District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (R-San Clemente) did in the second half of 2017, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.  During the second half of 2017, Spitzer raised $234,077 while Rackauckas raised $130,124.  In the first half of 2017, Rackauckas raised ...

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271,396 Reminders Why Spitzer Is Unfit To Be District Attorney

[Editorial reposted from OC Daily] “Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash!” — James Tolkan berating Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” One could apply that classic movie line to Supervisor Todd Spitzer – except that his ego is writing checks that the taxpayers have to pay for – $271,396 in the past few weeks. $121,396 of that was a check from ...

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D.A. Campaign: Todd Spitzer Release First Ad

Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s campaign for OC District Attorney released the first video ad of the 2018 cycle, touting it as “powerful.” Readers can watch the two-and-a-half minute YouTube video and make that judgment for themselves: Intended to introduce voters to Todd Spitzer’s “Victim’s Voice” persona, the video is long and schmaltzy. Spitzer himself seems oddly subdued during his closing monologue. ...

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Anaheim, County Ramping Up To Remove Santa Ana River Homeless Encampments

As frustrated residents and businesses alike reach their wits end regarding the illegal Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment, the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors each took action on Tuesday to begin law enforcement operations on the Santa Ana River Trail with the goal – in combination with an emergency ramp-up of outreach services – of ...

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District Attorney: Rackauckas Raises $200K; Spitzer Banks $277K

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas raised nearly $200,000 between January and June of this year. His challenger, 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer, raised even more: $277,734. Rackauckas spent $61,081, including payments to several slate card vendors; her ended June with cash-on-hand of $200,531. It’s the first significant fundraising the five-term incumbent has done since the first half of 2016. Spitzer spent $71,376, leaving him a healthy ...

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Todd Spitzer Is Officially A Candidate for OC District Attorney

3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer has been unofficially running against District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for months, and earlier today he made it official by filing his official candidate intention statement and issuing a 4-page press release. Spitzer opened with a broadside aimed at Rackauckas: “Every day we read and hear that crime is on the rise in our communities.  Under Tony Rackauckas’ failed ...

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UPDATED: Spitzer Calls Richters’ Allegations “False and Misleading;” Says Ex-Aide Lacked Basic Job Skills

3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer fired back at ex-aide Christine Richters, issuing a statement calling her allegations against him “disheartening, misleading and simply untrue” and saying the County would fight her lawsuit. Spitzer declared that, contrary to Ms. Richters’ claims, he and his office supported her search for other job opportunities, but characterized her as lacking basic job skills necessary to secure a civil service ...

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Ex-Staffer’s Lawsuit Alleges Todd Spitzer Ran Office Through “Fear And Aggression”

[Cross-posted from OC Daily.net] In her wrongful termination lawsuit, Christine Richters, a former aide to Supervisor Todd Spitzer, alleges in her wrongful termination lawsuit that he ran his staff through “fear and aggression”  and threatened to dock their pay if they didn’t reply to his texts within 15 minutes. Richters worked on Spitzer’s 2012 supervisor campaign and was subsequently hired as ...

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