Hundreds of OC Court Cases Reviewed in Corruption Probe
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Orange County court cases are being scrutinized over suspicions that someone was paid to fix DUI and other traffic violations by falsifying court records.
The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1B8TvRo ) says the FBI and county prosecutors are investigating about 600 Superior Court cases, some dating to 2006.
No arrests have been made. The FBI, court and district attorney’s office are declining comment.
On Friday, more than 100 attorneys and defendants appeared in court to convince a judge there were no problems with their sentence reductions and dismissals. The judge tossed out settlements in about a dozen cases and ordered a woman taken into custody because documents falsely stated she’d served jail time for DUI.
Some lawyers listed as attorneys of record told the judge they never represented the defendants.