You knew it was coming. And you knew it would be in the Times Standard. link
And in the Eureka Reporter, Cardoza's letter and an editorial commentary
Now you are supposed to believe that Max Cardoza routinely gathers up and dismisses NINE felonies in one fell swoop without any input from either District Attorney Paul Gallegos or Assistant District Attorney Wes Keat.
I'm not sure which is worse, it being because of a bribe, or it being a matter of course.
Regardless, if this were the case, Gallegos would have said he had nothing to do with it when first contacted, would have said that he recused himself, and the matter would have been ended. Doesn't add up.
Apparently there is a letter recusing Paul from the Bowman case, put in the file (not the court file) AFTER the fact, on July 24th (the dismissals all happened on July 19th.) Doesn't add up. Or maybe it does.
You're still left with $11,100 and a publicity stunt given to Paul Gallegos, and Bowman getting out from under all charges against him, free to return to his job as Bear River Casino surveillance (security).
That's Paul Gallegos making our communites safer.
Sorry, I am not buying it.
ER - Bear River members seek chairperson's recall
ER - Gallegos sidesteps questions about possible conflict of interest in Bowman charges
ER - Questions without answers hinder our newsgathering
ER - Bowman story not accurate
ER - Contribution made because Gallegos was the better of the two
ER - Questions remain in DA's handling of Bowman charges
ER - Bear River official discusses financial contributions from tribe
ER - Tribe's contribution to DA's campaign was made by the Tribal Council, not Bowman
ER - Gallegos is 'public servant,' not Legal Spiegel
ER - It's telling that Gallegos witch hunt didn't start until firing of Dikeman
ER - Writer appreciates editor's note that identifies writers
ER - Residents deserve answers to questions asked of DA's Office
ER - Bitter? You bet!
TS - Donations not improper, says Bear River Band
TS - DA's office: State OK'd handling of plea deal