The judge handling the sentencing trial for mass murderer Scott Evans Dekraai said Friday that misuse of jailhouse informants by Orange County prosecutors and Sheriff’s deputies may cause him to consider “the nuclear option,” throwing out the death penalty in the case.
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and county District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Tuesday the DA’s office charged 26 California medical professionals in a $40 million insurance fraud scheme that includes a Costa Mesa pharmacy and four Orange County doctors.
The California High Speed Rail Authority hosted open houses in Buena Park and Anaheim to promote the 30-mile project between Los Angeles and Anaheim, which will run at the speed of a normal commuter train.
Public meetings in Anaheim and Buena Park this week will discuss the design and environmental impacts of a 30-mile section of rail between Los Angeles and Anaheim, which is planned to carry passengers by 2029.
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were openly and actively encouraged to cultivate jailhouse informants to aid prosecutors and the department covered its tracks as revelations about the program unfolded in court, according to a 72-page motion filed by Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders Thursday.