Voice of OC reports this morning that Orange County Counsel Nicholas Chrisos referred to District Attorney Tony Rackauckas the results of a confidential report from the county’s internal auditor about the allegations against former Public Works Executive Manager and current Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante.
From the story:
Bustamante, who maintains his innocence against the allegations, resigned from his $178,277 job last October following an internal county probe concluded.
In September, the Orange County Register reported on a string of anonymous letters sent to county officials alleging that Bustamante had traded promotions for sex with his subordinates.
One letter alleged specific details about four “current and former female OC Public Works employees” and warned supervisors that department directors were aware of the situation and turning a blind eye.
Peter Hughes, the county’s internal auditor, also apparently came to the conclusion that senior officials inside the county bureaucracy knew about the situation and didn’t follow established human resources protocols in their response.
Read the rest of the story here.