• Jacki Livingston

    It’s better than what Spritzer did, last time, when he wanted us to tell clients at SSA that their benefits were thanks to his leadership. I’m surprised he didn’t have a neon sign over the door.

  • Judy Allen

    Disgusting bunch of takers of our tax dollars!
    I want my money back RIGHT NOW!

    • Jacki Livingston

      This is nothing. Spritzer and the lot are taking fifty, sixty mil a year with the LTC scam.

      • Judy Allen

        I want all of my “stolen” tax dollars back RIGHT NOW!

        • Jacki Livingston

          Me, too, Judy. I wish there was one decent lawyer here who wasn’t too afraid to take on the County.

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  • OCservant_Leader

    BOS Do and the GOP Probe are errily confident in their misuse of public funds.

    Like all criminals they just continue getting bolder and taking larger sums of public funds.

    Who is going to stop them?

    Great article VofOC.

    • David Zenger

      “BOS Do and the GOP Probe are errily confident in their misuse of public funds.”

      Wouldn’t you if the DA was Rackauckas?

      • Jacki Livingston

        David wins today’s logic award!

    • Jacki Livingston

      Let me tell you who won’t stop them…VoC. This kind of story looks serious. But when they have had employees of agencies coming to them for years with files and emails and information, and you see it published in the Sacramento Bee, not in the county where it is happening, you have to wonder if maybe the status quo is a comfortable tut that takes too much effort to alter.

  • David Zenger

    The County is now promulgating public information press releases that are little more than personal PR for the supervisors, each of whom get a complimentary and completely unnecessary quotation written by the egregious Jean Pasco.

    • Rivett

      Pasco was the County’s de-facto mouthpiece for years before they finally put her on the official payroll. At least now she doesn’t have to pretend to be a journalist.

      • David Zenger

        I don’t think that’s quite fair.

        I believe she used to be a reputable reporter for the LA Times – until Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly seduced her with the job (and a pension) as Archivist that she had absolutely no qualifications for. It was there that she learned a lot of bad County behavior.

        Her name was on the Agenda Staff Report in January 2008 that deliberately lied to the BOS about the condition of the tear-down building at 433 W. Civic Center Drive – purchased as home for the County Archive and Daly’s beloved OC Sports Hall of Fame(!) for which he paid political hack Brett Barbre $50,000 to “study.” She surely know about the “smoking gun memo” from the previous June that fully described the parlous condition of that rat trap and the cost of making it habitable for humans and archival material.

        That derelict hulk still sits there today, a semi-permanent monument to malfeasance and the art of looking the other way. Today she write stupid PR material for the Supervisors masquerading as PSAs.

        After Hieu Nguyen took over in April 2013 Giancola had to find a soft place for Pasco to land. I don’t know why he did that, but he did.

        • OCservant_Leader

          Agreed. I believe she was an actual journalist who had to make the hard decision between personal ethics…and paying her OC mortgage. Greed will always win out in the OC.

          She had NO idea what she was stepping into. By the time she realized that she would become the mouthpiece for the corruption, it was too late. The velvet handcuffs have no key.

          She has to make 10 years for pension – so she has until 2018 – and they are going to take advantage of her and push her to the brink of her personal integrity. Then she will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep the secrets.

          There is not a grain of truth or fact in any OC PR. Like in advertising they spin fairy tales…give everyone their talking points…smile as they lie and go to church and beg for forgiveness.

          I worked there for 20 years and there was no connection to reality and what was released from PIO. We would watch the BOS meetings for really good entertainment. It was amazing to see how they scrubbed the ASRs during the EA briefing process.

          Staff could easily provide real time fact checking on ASRs and shut the whole charade down and Ms. Paso would be out of a job. Building #10 would crumble. The dinosaur model whereby THEY control all the information is extinct.

          Maybe this new Ethics Commission can hire a citizen’s fact checker to represent…the citizens??

        • @Dan Chmielewski

          Jean Pasco has more ethics and integrity in her baby toe than you have in your entire body Mr. Zenger. You must play Springsteen’s “Glory Days” in your head when you comment here on county government. What’s it been? Three years since you were fired? As far as Jean Pasco goes, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Stick to writing about those you have a personal grudge with. Good luck with your ongoing job search.

          • Jacki Livingston

            And you have no ethics or integrity at all. You are one of those who were given info about the organized crime, assault, deaths and embezzlement and fraud happening in nursing homes here, and you did nothing. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, pal, and keeping your job in the rancid cesspool of the county, where sheriffs are used as Spritzers personal Guido threat service is hardly something to brag about as some proof of ethics. Jerk.

          • David Zenger

            Don’t pay any attention to that idiot. I assure you nobody else does. He wriggles into a Spider Man costume and goes to comic book conventions.

          • @Dan Chmielewski

            And employers certainly aren’t paying any attention to you Dave. I have a ways to go before I hit 60. You’ll be there long before me. Target is hiring for the Holidays!

          • Jacki Livingston

            Wow…that was so mature and thoughtful. No wonder you have no time or inclination to deal with inconveniences like corruption and abuse of patients. It was the big words, huh?

          • Jacki Livingston

            Hey, I am a fan of Black Sails and Once Upon a Time, love Comic Con with my grandson, but, yeah, that is pretty creepy.

          • @Dan Chmielewski

            I have no idea what you’re talking about, but take another hit off that bong

          • Jacki Livingston

            I don’t do drugs, Danny boy, unlike the rising star at SSA dealing cocaine. I sent a letter to thirty officials, including you, about the fraud and corruption. You did nothing. So keep spouting the ethics and integrity crap, like Toddy.

          • @Dan Chmielewski

            I have no recollection of ever having received this letter. Did anything ever happen due to your whistle-blowing?

          • Jacki Livingston

            No, sir. If you did not get the letter, I apologize. I was able to get my clients back about three hundred thousand, before I spent six years being assaulted, lied about and my career destroyed. I was forced to retire after multiple threats, and have been blackballed. I can’t get a job, anywhere, and they are blocking my disability retirement. I did my job, I tried to stop crime and fraud, and I lost everything. I can prove it all, and Spritzer knew it. It is getting worse.

          • Jacki Livingston

            Not only that, but I was forced out, and blackballed. I had a mini stroke while I was at work, and had a workers comp claim for eight hundred dollars that they spent a fortune fighting. They did everything they could to discredit me. I have boxes of files and evidence, showing wrongdoing. Spitzer avoided testifying by getting his wife to assign my case to his close friend and legal client, to strongarm me out. It is a shocking story, and I can prove every word of it.

  • Paul Lucas

    Can anyone elaborate on the criminal statute and civil penalties that may have be violated here?

    • Jacki Livingston

      Do you want what they would be in the real world, or in Tony the Toothless Tigger Town?

  • Roderick Powell

    Andrew Do will one day wind up in prison!

    • Jacki Livingston

      Most likely falling on his sword for Janet Nguyen.

  • David Zenger

    “There’s a criminal statute…”

    Hooray! Go get ’em Tony!

    Oh, right.

    • Paul Lucas

      lol

    • Jacki Livingston

      Tony thought they said ‘statue’, so he sent Schroeder over to polish it.