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June 27, 2002 | STUART PFEIFER, JEAN O. PASCO and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas defended his performance as the county's top law enforcement officer Wednesday, dismissing a scathing grand jury report as the product of longtime political enemies. The report, formally released Wednesday, accuses Rackauckas of political cronyism and meddling in cases that involve campaign contributors, among other transgressions. Rackauckas vowed to rebut the 130-page report's findings in detail.
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March 7, 2002 | STUART PFEIFER and MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A day after Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas handily won a bitter reelection showdown, he transferred or demoted some of his loudest critics amid calls for unity in the district attorney's office. The election fight between Rackauckas and Deputy Dist. Atty. Wally Wade was the most bitter district attorney race in recent memory, dividing many in the office.
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December 28, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Grand Jury has opened a wide-ranging examination of the district attorney's office, which has been mired in internal strife and allegations of wrongdoing and conflicts of interest for more than a year. Several current and former prosecutors said they have received subpoenas requiring them to testify before the panel's criminal justice committee, which evaluates the efficiency of the county's justice system and issues reports to the Board of Supervisors.
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December 7, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County officials agreed Thursday to pay a cash settlement to the former top assistant in the district attorney's office who sued the county last year after being demoted, according to sources familiar with the case. Devallis Rutledge alleged in his lawsuit that he was unfairly demoted because he refused to get his wife to drop her lawsuit against the district attorney's office. The settlement came shortly before Dist. Atty.
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December 6, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The race for district attorney intensified this week as a group of attorneys voted not to endorse their own boss, who is seeking reelection. Lawyers in the Orange County district attorney's office disclosed Tuesday that they endorse veteran prosecutor Wally Wade for district attorney. By declining to support incumbent Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas, the Assn. of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys gave Wade his most significant endorsement in the campaign.
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December 5, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dealing their boss a setback, lawyers in the Orange County district attorney's office disclosed Tuesday that they are endorsing veteran prosecutor Wally Wade for district attorney. By declining to support incumbent Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas, the Assn. of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys gave Wade his most significant endorsement yet in the campaign. The move also marked the first time the association has declined to endorse an incumbent district attorney.
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October 18, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County district attorney's office, already shaken by nearly a year of internal discord and allegations of wrongdoing, is bracing for a nasty election campaign that some worry will further divide the office. Assistant Dist. Atty. Wally Wade formally announced his candidacy Wednesday with an attack on his boss, Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas. Wade said the various state investigations involving the office have created a "crisis of integrity."
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August 29, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As most Orange County schools begin classes next week, prosecutors will be cracking down on truancy by seeking court sanctions against students who routinely skip school, along with their parents. Three deputy district attorneys have been assigned to the new detail and will deal directly with the hundreds of students who are considered habitually truant. The goal is less to punish students than to get them to stay in school.
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June 17, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Al Valdez, a 15-year veteran of the Orange County District Attorney's Office, has been named Investigator of the Year by the California District Attorney Investigators' Assn. Valdez, a nationally known gang expert, was the first DA investigator assigned to the office's gang prosecution unit in 1992. Before joining the DA's office, Valdez was an Anaheim police officer for 10 years.
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May 3, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government watchdogs are criticizing Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas for his handling of the latest controversy in his office: allegations that a deputy used an office computer on a political campaign. Rackauckas has not asked the state attorney general to investigate Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Steiner even though he has routinely handed off other allegations against staff to state prosecutors.
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