OC Supes Send SA Councilman Bustamante Harassment Report to DA

Carlos Bustamante

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.

  6 comments for “OC Supes Send SA Councilman Bustamante Harassment Report to DA

  1. jose s.
    March 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I hope this a-hole goes to prison where he belongs.

  2. junior
    March 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    A-hole yes. But prison for porkin’ a co-worker? That seems a bit extreme.

  3. jose s.
    March 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    He may have pressured these women into doing that in order to keep their jobs we really don’t know and if that’s the case it’s rape and prison is a fitting punishment.

  4. junior
    March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    You still too extreme on this jose. Throwin’ around the R word in this instance is extreme – and probably not valid – sounds more like consensual to me. Not appropriate on the job – get a room!

  5. jose s.
    March 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Well junior we don’t know do we? It will all be exposed soon enough. As far as I’m concerned he’s a rapist.

  6. cook
    March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    What about the women who were doing extra jobs for personal profit while on the taxpayers dime?

    Blow Jobs = Hand Jobs = whatever jobs.

    From reading the blogs, these women have gotten promotions and raises.

    Supply and demand, both sides of the crime should be let go.

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