Bustamante Resigns County Post

Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante resigned from his job as an Orange County Public Works executive Tuesday amidst sexual harassment allegations, according to a report in the Orange County Register.

From the Register story:

[Bustamante] was put on paid administrative leave Sept. 12 after the county received an anonymous letter detailing allegations of a sexual nature against Bustamante, the director of administrative services for Orange County public works.

County CEO Tom Mauk confirmed Bustamante submitted a resignation letter Tuesday but declined to discuss whether the county’s investigation into the accusations against Bustamante had been completed or if it had been expanded to other employees in public works.

“I can’t confirm anything else,” Mauk said.

Each of the five county supervisors was handed an envelope containing a copy of Bustamante’s resignation letter after Tuesday’s board meeting. Details of the letter were not publicly revealed.



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