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July 10, 1987 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego County Registrar of Voters Ray Ortiz was acquitted Thursday by a Superior Court jury here on 27 counts of grand theft, misappropriation of public funds and falsifying public records. The acquittal was a dramatic ending to what Ortiz called "a year of hell" that cost him more than $100,000 in legal fees and lost income. A co-defendant, Escondido elections consultant Lance Gough, also was found innocent of a single theft charge.
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July 10, 1987 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego County Registrar of Voters Ray Ortiz was acquitted Thursday by a Superior Court jury here on 27 counts of grand theft, misappropriation of public funds and falsifying public records. The acquittal was a dramatic ending to what Ortiz called "a year of hell" that cost him more than $100,000 in legal fees and lost income. A co-defendant, Escondido elections consultant Lance Gough, also was found innocent of a single theft charge.
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July 17, 1986
Keith D. Boyer on Wednesday was chosen as acting registrar of voters by San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer Norman Hickey. Boyer, assistant registrar since 1976, will replace Ray J. Ortiz, who has requested an unpaid leave of absence until the district attorney completes a criminal investigation of the registrar's office. Hickey granted Ortiz the indefinite leave effective today. Boyer has been with the registrar's office for 15 years.
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August 21, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
County Registrar of Voters Ray J. Ortiz quit his job Wednesday amid a district attorney's criminal investigation of him and his office. Ortiz's resignation came one day after a Superior Court judge released affidavits detailing the investigation that the district attorney had filed in support of search warrants.
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December 19, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego County Registrar Ray J. Ortiz has been indicted on four counts of grand theft, seven counts of misappropriating public funds and 16 other charges in connection with false bills allegedly submitted to the county through a Los Angeles company that once printed the county's sample election ballots.
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July 28, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
When Registrar of Voters Ray J. Ortiz requested a leave of absence from his job July 11, he said the district attorney's investigation of his office involved suspected "irregularities" in contracts the registrar has awarded to private businesses. County records show that since 1980, Ortiz's office has bought nearly $4 million in equipment and services from private firms.
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July 26, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County Registrar of Voters Ray J. Ortiz said Friday he did nothing improper when he ordered an Escondido company to begin verifying petition signatures before a contract was put out for bids. Ortiz confirmed that he told the company, Election Data Corp., to begin work on the job two weeks before the $117,000 contract was put out for competitive bid and awarded. The contract was awarded to Election Data June 18.
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July 12, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Registrar of Voters Ray J. Ortiz on Friday requested a leave of absence from his job until the San Diego County district attorney completes a criminal investigation of his office. Chief Administrative Officer Norman Hickey, who prompted the investigation five weeks ago when he asked the county auditor to look into allegations against Ortiz, said he will grant Ortiz an indefinite, unpaid leave and appoint an interim replacement to the $54,000-a-year post.
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August 7, 1986 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
The investigation into the activities of San Diego County Registrar of Voters Ray J. Ortiz has taken a new turn, with the district attorney's office making an early morning raid on his home and seizing numerous files and documents.
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July 25, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Two weeks before a $117,000 project went out to competitive bid, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Ray J. Ortiz told an Escondido firm to begin the job, The Times has learned. After the bidding, the contract went to Election Data Corp. of Escondido, which was already doing the work. The contract, formally awarded on June 18, called for the verification of more than 176,000 local signatures on a statewide initiative petition, at a price of 67 cents per name. But Richard J.
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December 19, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego County registrar Ray J. Ortiz has been indicted on four counts of grand theft, seven counts of misappropriating public funds and 16 other charges in connection with false bills submitted to the county through a Los Angeles company that once printed the county's sample election ballots.
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