Is beating an unknown, penniless liberal who was disowned by his own party organization really something to brag about? Greg Diamond and his CATER group did recently stick one in the eye of the Anaheim City Council — far more than can be said about Rackauckas’ own prosecution at the Kelly Thomas trial which he lost as badly as the British at Dunkirk.
We were struck by T-Rack’s focus above on the “real” crime in Orange County, even as he ignores the significant corruption we’ve seen and documented for years amongst the electeds:
I am grateful to the People of Orange County for once again entrusting me to defend victims’ rights, protect citizens from dangerous gang members and violent sexual predators, and fight against fraudsters who steal people’s dreams by embezzling their life savings.
It’s criminal itself that our DA has for years ignored the chicaneries of the known thieves and scoundrels, and their cronies, holding or having held political offices here. Has the DA lifted a finger to look at his known pal Larry Agran in Irvine who’s caused $200 million of Great Park funds to evaporate (much of it to Agran’s cronies at Forde & Mollrich)?
NO, the Republican majority finally seated on the Irvine City Council had to with city, not county, money per the union-funded Voice of OC last January:
The now Republican-controlled Irvine City Council is scheduled to vote Jan. 28 on whether to give Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro
Accountants (HSNO) additional powers to finish its fact-finding mission that has in a preliminary review outlined massive mismanagement and financial irregularities…the original audit report presented earlier this month revealed how the Agran-Krom-Kang alliance poured at least $174,500 per month in Great Park funds to their own campaign operatives while simultaneously complaining they couldn’t build the park because of a lack of money.
Here’s what R. Scott Moxley had to say in the OC Weekly about the Rackauckas/Agran relationship in 2012: Tony Rackauckas
Last year, T-Rack shook down Toyota for $16 million, it was claimed, for “gang suppression” programs, but not a dime’s been spent to look at Supervisor and SD34 candidate Janet Nguyen’s gang that’s running CalOptima into the ground — instead, the feds are doing it, and it’s the FBI that’s looking at Janet’s fundraising from CalOptima’s vendors and OC Political Corruption per the Voice of OC last year. As we recently reported, the corporate shakedowns continue.
Rackauckas has looked the other way as Curt Pringle and Associates enrich themselves from Measure M projects like Anaheim’s $200M+ Glass Barn and the $320M+ Bullet Train to Disney streetcar. As well, he’s ignored Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s shady real estate deals, leaving that investigation to the Fair Political Practices Commission. Pulido’s also in the streetcar business with his friends at Cordoba Corp., as was found by the Grand Jury.
Under his nose, the 2012-13 County Grand Jury published it’s own report, “A Call for Ethical Standards: Corruption in Orange County” which has a single reference to a DA’s investigation of Supervisor Don Roth for ethics law violations IN 1993, five years before T-Rack’s election in 1998.
And it was the Federalies again who investigated and prosecuted OC Sheriff Mike Carona and got him sent away for a 5-1/2 year stay in a Federal pen that will be over too soon. Rackauckas was instead a witness, not a prosecutor, at that trial.
T-Rack’s re-election wasn’t a landslide, but it was a sham and an insult to Orange County.