Tag Archive for Carlos Bustamante

Bustamante Fallout: County CEO First In Line

Tom Mauk

Chairman Moorlach has called a Special Meeting of the Board today at 3:00 p.m. The meeting puts the County CEO Tom Mauk in line to be the first executive management casualty resulting from the arrest of former Public Works manager Carlos Bustamante.

DA Press Conference Video Re: Carlos Bustamante Charges

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

Video of the Orange County District Attorney’s press conference regarding the allegations that led to the arrest of Santa Ana Councilman, and former OC Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante. The video contains graphic details of the charges as well as video from Bustamante’s arrest and transport to Orange County Jail.

Bustamante Charges Detailed by OC District Attorney

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

Bustamante is accused of sexually assaulting the victims in his office including hugging them, kissing their mouths and necks, rubbing his face against theirs, grabbing their breasts, touching their bare thighs and moving his hand towards their vaginas, grabbing their buttocks, exposing himself, and masturbating in front of his victims.

Will Paco Barragan Run for Santa Ana City Council?

Much has been made of Francisco “Paco” Barragan’s “spoiler” role in the AD-69 race.  Some claimed his presence would steal Santa Ana Latino votes from Santa Ana councilwoman Michele Martinez.  Others said he’d draw support from labor activist Julio Perez.  In the end, Barragan’s vote total didn’t significantly impact either of the other Democrats in…