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Patrick Vanier announces candidacy for Contra Costa DA

Patrick Vanier, Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Prosecution Team, was joined by more than 100 supporters as he kicked off his campaign for Contra Costa County District Attorney on Thursday. Vanier has been a prosecutor for almost 20 years and has prosecuted …

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District Attorney fined $45,000

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson was found guilty on nine counts of violating the Political Reform Act. The Fair Political Practices Commission made the determination at their Jan. 19 meeting. Peterson made $66,372.03 in personal expenditures using campaign funds between 2011 and 2015. After being notified by the …

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Schilz: DA should resign after campaign fund indiscretion

Did you see the headline “‘Embarrassed’ Contra Costa District Attorney Fined For Breaking Law… Mark Peterson admits spending $66K of campaign funds for his own personal use.”? Our County’s top law enforcement officer feels he’s above the law and willfully uses monies he KNOWS can’t be used for personal purposes …

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District Attorney reaches agreement regarding misuse of campaign funds

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An apparent agreement has been reached between Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) over Peterson’s misuse of campaign funds. According to the FPPC, which regulates campaign finance and governmental ethics, Peterson made approximately 600 personal expenditures from  his campaign …

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Deputy Sheriffs Association responds to Glover’s lobbying for criminal leniency

The Contra Costa Deputy Sheriffs Association expressed concern at the action of Supervisor Federal Glover to write a letter of leniency for a family friend facing criminal trial. In a recent letter to the court, Glover used his status and office to lobby for leniency from the District Attorney and …

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