Former Santa Ana City Councilman and ex-Orange County executive Carlos Bustamante in court in May 2014.

Bustamante Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Carlos Bustamante — a former Orange County Public Works executive and one-time rising star in the local GOP — pled guilty late Friday morning to sex crimes and grand theft of public funds. He is expected to serve jail time.

Former Councilman Carlos Bustamante, center, returns to the council chambers three years after being arrested for multiple felony sex crimes. He's flanked by Councilman David Benavides and Jannett Mendoza, owner of Kutsi restaurant.

Heee’s Baaaack….

Three years ago, former Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante was arrested while en route to a city council meeting and charged with multiple felony sex crimes. This week, he was back in the council chambers.

Drakodaidis Placed on Admin Leave

County officials are mum on move against deputy CEO who in July accused supervisors of corruption. Her attorney says she’s being “set up” for firing.