District Attorney and Grand Jury Asked to Investigate Residency Fraud Case Involving Council Candidate Roman Reyna

This announcement was sent late Thursday afternoon: 

Santa Ana, CA — An attorney representing Phil Bacerra has asked the Orange County District Attorney and Grand Jury to investigate the residency fraud case against Roman Reyna, a candidate for City Council in Ward 4 in Santa Ana. 

In a letter sent to the DA’s office on August 29th, Mark Rosen, attorney for Mr. Bacerra, asks that the District Attorney and the Grand Jury investigate the alleged residency fraud of Roman Reyna. The letter cites official documents that Roman Reyna is in blatant violation of the residency requirements of the Santa Ana City Charter. See the letter here. 

“The evidence shows that Mr Reyna was not a resident of Ward 4, and wasn’t at the time of filing, nor had he established residency within 30 days, as required by the City Charter,” Attorney Mark Rosen said in a statement. “Public Records, voter registration forms, and Reyna’s own words over text exchange with the City Clerk, show in plain language that he does not live in Ward 4, and in fact, doesn’t know where Ward 4 is in the City. This is an urgent matter that requires an immediate investigation.” 

Mr. Bacerra first approached this matter by filing a petition for writ of mandate in the Orange County Superior Court. Rather than defending Reyna’s residency, city clerk Maria Huizar and candidate Reyna took the position that the City Council, not the Superior Court, has jurisdiction over the qualifications of city councilmembers. Due to the political divisions in the City of Santa Ana, the City can’t be counted on to take any kind of action.  The responsibility falls to the Grand Jury and the District Attorney.   

The Charter of the City of Santa Ana requires that a resident must live in the Ward they wish to run in for 30 days prior to pulling papers.

 

 

 

  6 comments for “District Attorney and Grand Jury Asked to Investigate Residency Fraud Case Involving Council Candidate Roman Reyna

  1. Roaming Reyna
    August 31, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Hey Girl,

  2. DunceBacerra
    September 1, 2018 at 8:08 am

    So Bacerra filed a lawsuit then figured out the law and dismisses the case he filed against Reyna? Bacerra doesn’t sound too smart

    • Dan Chmielewski
      September 1, 2018 at 11:46 am

      as opposed to someone who needs a map to know where to register to vote for the ward they are running in?

      • Dunce Bacerra
        September 1, 2018 at 8:43 pm

        Sounds like 2 idiots.

    • Roman's Aunt
      September 1, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Please ask me if I allowed Roman to register at my home on Hemlock? Or better yet ask the City Clerk for my complaint that the City Council is keeping hidden.

  3. GOP TRUMPTASTROPHE
    September 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    “Donald Trump has the understanding of a 5th or 6th grader.”

    — Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis, preventing Demented Deranged Donald Trump from starting World War III

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