The Scandal-Singed DA’s Who Want to Be Judges

Two prosecutors from the Orange County District Attorney’s office are running for Superior Court judgeships, aiming to take the bench alongside judges who’ve called them out for misconduct in the jailhouse informants scandal.

Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, left,  District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, and Sheriff Sandra Hutchens during a public forum on the jailhouse informants scandal.

Rackauckas and Sanders Face Off in Forum

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.