Scott Sanders, the public defender who exposed the county’s jailhouse snitch operation, is now alleging in a letter that sheriff’s deputies surreptitiously eavesdropped on a constitutionally protected conversation he had with mass-murderer Scott Evans Dekraaai in jail.
Recently disclosed Orange County sheriff’s deputies records refute previous testimony in the case against mass murderer Scott Evans Dekraai, according to court documents filed Thursday by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas’ team.
The sentencing of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who was convicted last December of a grisly double-murder, will continue to drag on after more revelations of Orange County Sheriff’s deputies maintaining secret records on jailhouse snitches have surfaced in recent weeks.
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and public defender Scott Sanders battled each other over the revelations by Sanders regarding how DA prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies operated an informant network inside county jails.
In a scathing report, independent legal authorities evaluating the jailhouse informants scandal found District Attorney Tony Rackauckas’ office has a “win at all costs” mentality and is in need of a substantial reorganization.
An Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled District Attorney Tony Rackauckas’ office is disrupting the region’s “orderly administration of justice” by blocking the judge whose ruling broke open the county’s jail informants scandal from hearing other murder cases.
An Orange County Superior Court judge has overturned a man’s conviction for a 2006 murder in Santa Ana, ruling that the prosecution team violated the man’s constitutional rights in using a jailhouse informant to win a confession.
Tony Rackauckas has gone public with his opposition to an effort to expand county supervisors’ oversight of his office. Whether there’s enough support for the expansion should be revealed during today’s supervisors meeting.