The Orange County District Attorney’s office late Friday afternoon cleared Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido of crimes committed in his property swap with a city contractor, saying that the $13,000 in fines issued by the state’s political watchdog is the appropriate penalty.
Joe Fletcher is leaving the city’s employ with $142,000 in
severance pay along with a pension, unused sick and vacation pay
and, if he chooses, unemployment benefits. But city officials still
won’t say whether he retired or was fired.