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District Attorney didn't want a Preliminary Hearing in Deputy Juan Lopez case.

Discussion in 'The Other Side Of The Hill' started by Michael Stogner, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    Yesterday December 16, 2015 was the scheduled date for the Preliminary Hearing in the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez case. He was arrested and charged over 1 year ago with a variety charges that he could not wait for his day in court to demonstrate that the District Attorney was not being honest to the public. One of the original allegations was that Deputy Lopez smuggled a cell phone to a Hells Angel Gang Member in jail, later that was changed to he should have known about it because he worked at the jail. That is a big difference. Another allegation was he and his fiancé embezzled up to $400,000.00 of campaign funds from his Deputy Juan Lopez for Sheriff campaign in 2014. That was an abuse of the DA's Office, reason being they knew his campaign had not raised over $250.00 in donations total, a complete fabrication. The DA's Office has made statements that they have evidence that Deputy Juan Lopez took a photo of 2 inmates using a contraband cell phone. The truth is they don't know where that photo came from, and when Deputy Lopez pointed out that the Choices Program supplies cell phones for inmates to use while in jail, the DA's Office fought tooth and nail to not allow Deputy Lopez's attorney Stuart Hanlon access to the Choices Cell Phone records. Fact is there was just a Hearing on that issue December 4, 2015 and Hon. Judge Richard DuBois ruled in favor of Deputy Juan Lopez getting the Choices Cell Phone Records. That should not take over a year to get.

    The District Attorney went to the Grand Jury and got an indictment at 4:20 PM on December 15, 2015.
    Grand Jury Indictments are usually done at the beginning of a criminal proceeding.
    The indictment caused the Preliminary Hearing (which gives the defendant a chance to defend himself) to be dismissed.

    Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez will be back in court around May of 2016

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  2. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    2/2015 Stuart Hanlon attorney for Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez “This is really a misuse of the legal system,”

    The Board of Supervisors have been warned and informed of this type of misconduct by the District Attorney's Office for at least 15 years.

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