The featured speaker is JEFF FERGUSON, who is running for JUDGE in 2014. Have you ever wanted to question a judicial candidate? What is and will he be a Constitutional Judge? Is this a judicial candidate we can get behind?
Jeff Ferguson has lived in Orange County since 1962, has attended Western High School and is part of the graduating Class of 1968. He atttended the University of California at Irvine, and is part of the graduating Class of 1973 with simultaneous degrees of Bachelor of Science, and a Biological Sciences Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology, He attended Western State University College of Law, and was in the graduating Class of 1982, obtaining a Juris Doctor Degree with the academic acheivement of Cum Laude.
Jeff was admitted to the California Bar in 1982, and was admitted to the Federal District Court, and Ninth Circuit Courts 1982. He than joined the Office of Orange County District Attorney in February 1983 and began his career as a Deputy District Attorney at Juvenile Court.
Through the years Jeff has prosecuted cases at every branch Court in the County from West, Harbor Court, to the South Court, the Central, and North Courts, procecution cases from DUI’s, to attempted rape, attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping for robbery.
In 1990 Jeff was promoted to the elite Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), serving for more than a dozen years, longer than any other prosecutor in our county. He was the first prosecutor in California to convict a made member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang under California’s “Street Terrorism Act.”
H led the federally-funded Probation Offender Search and Seizure Enforcement (POSSE) task force, composed of thirty separate state and local police agencies. The program’s spectacular success was praised before the United States Congress by the Office of President of the United States George W. Bush.
From 1994 to 1998 Jeff was the Major Narcotics Vendor Program (MNVP) prosecutor, pursuing Mexican drug cartels, large scale methamphetamine manufactures, and criminal street gangs. As lead prosecutor for OPERATION BUYER BEWARE, he joined the CA Department of Justice and twenty state and local law enforcement agencies to prosecute over 65 criminal suspects shutting down more than two dozen high-volume methamphetamine labs from San Diego to Fresno.
In 1998, he was a Prosecutor for OPERATION ORION, targeting a dozen separate criminal street gangs selling narcotics, guns, and stolen cars. Working with the FBI, CA Department of Justice Violence Suppression Unit, and Santa Ana Police Department he personally indicted 128 suspects. 90% were sent to state prison as a result.
In 2000, he was a Prosecutor for OPERATION GEMINI, a deep penetration investigation of the VAGOS outlaw motorcycle gang in three states: California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The task force included the Ca Department of Justice Violence Suppression Unit, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was the first prosecutor in California to convict an outlaw motorcycle gang member under California’s “Street Terrorism Act.”
In 2001, he became the Orange County District Attorney liaison to the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center (CATIC), prosecuting associates of jihadist terrorist groups engaging in identity theft and raising funds by smuggling methamphetamine precursor chemicals into the United States from Canada.
In January of 2009, he was one of four Senior Deputy District Attorneys handpicked by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to create the Felony Strike Team to address the problems posed by the economic downturn and the explosion of felony cases clogging the trial courts.
In January 2013, he was selected by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to develop policy and procedures to manage felony parole violation matters in Orange County that commence in July 2013 under the new “Realignment” legislation.
Honors and Awards:
Awarded Prosecutor of the Year (Three times) Orange County Narcotic Officers Association
Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Narcotics Law Enforcement California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Narcotics Law Enforcement U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Los Angeles Field Division
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Narcotics Law Enforcement U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Orange County
Award of Excellence in Narcotics Law Enforcement California Department of Justice – Violence Suppression Unit
Recognition for Excellence in Service to Law Enforcement California Department of Justice
Come join Oath Keepers of OC for Jeff’s presentation, and a question and answer period to follow.
Join us, and educate yourself, so that you may educate others to take a stand to preserve and protect this great Republic of ours in the days to come!
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