Saturday, November 13, 2010

He said he created a Political Ethics Unit - and he is going to need it to prosecute himself

That flurry of press releases during the political season is one thing - the benefits of the Rose Garden - this is another thing entirely. Using the DA's Office to send out his campaign material is a serious violation.

Whose Word? How Team Gallegos Manages Its Moneymaker

From: “Shoshani, Michele” ...

‘Make it easier for me to raise money’

From: Richard Salzman <*****@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:30:37 -0800

To: Paul Gallegos<*****@yahoo.com>; Natalynne DeLapp<*****@gmail.com>

Subject: Fwd: letter to editor

Can we please get this letter submitted in by Friday morning, so that it will be in next week’s weeklies?

Remember that this is just the BEFORE, final results letter and that Evenson is going to work with you on a Guest Editorial / My Word, to follow the final results. But getting this out now will make it easier for me to raise money.


The perils of email in a contentious campaign - SoHum Parlance
Paul Gallegos finds new cliff to throw his political career off of - Humboldt Mirror

Past history: ◼ ER - WHOSE WORD WAS 'MY WORD'?

And note: It is not just that this campaign letter was sent out as a DA Press Release, using County staff and County time to conduct campaign business. It is this one on top of using County staff, and specifically DA staff, DDA's and investigators, to create infomercials disguised as documentaries, it's filming in the DA's office. It is the apparent ordering employees to draft op-eds for the local papers - and the apparent altering or even authoring of those op-eds, as evidenced by slipping campaign propaganda such as the false statement that Gallegos CREATED the Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Unit into one op-ed. Then trying to slip that same phrase into a Board of Supervisor's proclamation honoring workers, then sending out another press release claiming Gallegos had been commended for creating the program. Problem is, he didn't. And everyone in the room knew it (including the employee whose My Word was included in the scam) so it was REMOVED from the proclamation prior to approval.

Political maneuvering. Read paragraph 4
THE TROUBLE WITH LIES
July 30, 1995 HUMBOLDT DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S BAD CHECK PROGRAM (He didn't CREATE that either)
PAUL GALLEGOS' BALLOT STATEMENT READS:
Say anything
OOOPS, Not exactly - COMPARE THE DOCUMENTS
Piece by Piece - Anatomy of a deception


This pattern is very clear. Gallegos used his employees. OUR employees. And he couldn't run on his own record so he tried to take credit for the work of others.

1 comment:

  1. OK, this goes beyond campaign pranks and enters the realm of misappropriation of public funds.

    Using Hum County email to conduct campaign business and filming deputy DAs at the office on county time are both criminal acts. What the hell would Salzman do if Virginia Bass did this with City email and city workers? I'm guessing that he and his automatons would have stormed city hall.

    Criminal stupidity has now entered into a violation of actual statutes. Kudos to Kevin for exposing this, but do either the TS or NJC have any interest in reporting it?

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