This mail piece landed on door steps in the 4th supervisorial district on WednesdayÂ from the OCEA IE Committee. I’m getting the feeling that the fact that Shawn Nelson tried to hide his advertising for criminal clients doesn’t poll well with voters.
At a press conference in Fullerton this morning leaders of Crime Victims United of California today blasted Shawn Nelson for his cover-up of web solicitations advising convicted sex offenders. Nelson admitted his law firmâ€™s ads about avoiding Meganâ€™s Law registration requirements were just a way to boost his siteâ€™s ranking on Google.
Another mail piece dropped yesterday from Orange County Employees Association regarding Shawn Nelson’s hide and seek on his criminal defense business. This time the hit features Crime Victims United and their take on what Shawn Nelson’s law practice has done and how he’s trying to hide the truth.
“My campaign did not buy on to this slate nor did it buy into any slate. One really doesn’t ever know what is official and what is not. If you look at the slate piece, my name does not have a star after the name. The star indicates that the candidate purchased the place on the slate.”
The issue here is not that Nelson’s firm represents people in criminal matters. It’s that he has spent the better part of two years trying to cover that up. Nelson says his clients are accused of “small potatoes” crimes. They’re your neighbors and family members who get in trouble.
Andrew Do, who played a central part in the election saga of Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen in 2007 and then became her chief of staff, will leave the fifth floor this coming week, just months after Nguyen took over as chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors.
Nelson’s law firm focuses on ambulance chasing and criminal defense. He’s been trying to distance himself from the criminal defense work that he and his firm perform. Because of his work in criminal defense, Nelson should know you can run, but you can never hide.