• Jacki Livingston

    I remember testifying before the Grand Jury and investigators three times. I provided all kinds of paperwork, including documents regarding lawsuits about the horrific conditions and embezzlement in OC nursing homes. It is a strange experience, sitting there in front of a number of people. I will say this, they were very attentive and seemed genuinely concerned about the situation. Why they didn’t follow up? I don’t know. I suspect it was political, or maybe the topic isn’t important or “sexy” enough for them. I wish that they had demanded that the BoS take a look at this situation, because it has not gotten any better. And, one has to ask oneself, why would Spitzer go to such desperate lengths as he did to avoid testifying about the situation in my suit? To hide behind his wife’s skirts and robes, not to mention his own former client? That is a pretty big risk into disbarment conduct, to keep from having to swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…it does make one wonder…though, apparently, not the Grand Jury.

  • David Zenger

    “Lets hope that’s in the background now.”

    Hope? Really?

  • Kathleen Tahilramani

    Count me in as…very skeptical. Spitzer was right there watching Giancola’s loose shop – enabling and encouraging him day in and day out. Anyone who spoke up and tired to do the right thing was destroyed by any means possible – Spitzer sat there and watched the political carnage of people with long careers and smirked. Spitzer is simply not credible and could care less about the pesky Grand Jury. Giancola and his mob were all protected by Spitzer and Nelson and taken care of nicely. Of course – they have to live with themselves but I doubt that bobbleheads are capable of much introspection.

    • OCservant_Leader

      OG Giancola made the OC trash import deal to close out the OC BK and got paid- nicely!

      He is a very rich man because of it. Hasn’t organized crime always had their hands in garbage? Nice work for a public servant.

    • Jacki Livingston

      Amen to every word!

  • Diego Vega

    By suppressing all bad news coming out of the 5th Floor, John Moorlach, Pat Bates, and Janet Nguyen got elected to the state senate. I’d say Mauk and Giancola did the job they were assigned, and both were very well compensated.

  • David Zenger

    “Now in fairness to him, Spitzer reached out to me last week to indicate that he’s consistently been pushing his colleagues at the county to respond to county grand jury reports and even unsuccessfully carried legislation as a state assemblyman to formally require grand jury report follow up.”

    In other words he knew an editorial was coming and tried to discount his own role in diminishing the job of the Grand Jury. I wouldn’t put much stock in that claim without getting another Supervisor to corroborate it.

  • OCservant_Leader

    Your suggestion to keep the Grand Jury Members as Auditors will never fly in the OC. It’s a good idea in a citizen-led government but that’s not what is going on in the OC.

    Those Audit jobs are carefully appointed by “family” members only who produce the reports they want. Similar to the manufactured budget reports. The conclusion is determined first.

    They can not risk any outsider getting real data. Audit reports are handled like PR. Anything in writing is under close control.

    They may allow them to attend a useless committee but that is it.