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Carlos Bustamante Sentenced

Councilman Carlos Bustamante Arrest at Santa Ana City Hall (Image from OC DA Video)

Former Santa Ana Council member and Republican Party prodigy Carlos Bustamante was sentenced to a year in jail today. Here’s the press release from the District Attorney’s office:   ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Case # 12CF1964 Date: January 22, 2016 FORMER SANTA ANA CITY COUNCILMAN AND…

Bustamante Convicted on Sex Charges

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

Former Santa Ana Council member and County of Orange manager Carols Bustamante has been convicted on several charges relating to sexual assault and grand theft of public funds.  Bustamante, a Republican, was once considered the OC GOP’s leading Latino elected official. from the OC Register: As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Carlos Bustamante…

Portrait of a Sexual Predator: Bustamante’s preliminary hearing begins

Carlos Bustamante Mug Shot (Photo: Courtesy O.C. District Attorney)

Yesterday the preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for former OC Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante began in the courtroom of OC Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino. The former rising star in the Orange County Republican party and former Santa Ana City Councilman is charged with 12 felony and four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, false imprisonment, stalking, and grand theft.

Next Time, Nick Should Just Slug Him

Nick Berardino, Calling it like it is. - (Photo: OCEA)

The County of Orange has filed an assault complaint against the OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino. The complaint alleges that at a negotiations session on Wednesday Berardino allegedly “verbally abused and physically threatened with violence” county negotiators.