Sunday, February 5, 2012

L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich BUSTED in Los Angeles Times for LYING about Endorsements for his District Attorney Campaign (Called, "Pretty Shady and Troubling" by Peace Officers...NOT a good sign for a D.A.!)

Trutanich surprises groups by listing them as backers

Officials with three law enforcement organizations say they have yet to formally decide whom to back, in anyone, in this year's race for district attorney. Trutanich, L.A.'s city attorney, is the obvious front-runner.

Carmen Trutanich
Officials with three law enforcement organizations say they're surprised that Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, the obvious front-runner in the race for district attorney, has listed them as endorsements. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times / February 2, 2012)

With the race for district attorney heating up, Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, the obvious front-runner, recently listed key supporters who endorse him, including the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Assn., the Los Angeles School Police Assn. and the National Assn. of Prosecuting Attorneys.

The problem: It was news to them.

Officials with the three law enforcement groups told The Times last week that they were surprised to learn that Trutanich has touted them as endorsers, saying their organizations have yet to formally decide whom, if anyone, to back, in this year's race to become the county's top prosecutor.

"Pretty shady" and "troubling" is how Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Assn., described the claim. He said his union's board of directors backed Trutanich three years ago in his bid for city attorney but has not interviewed him for the upcoming election.

"The question is, how did it happen?" McClain said. "I like to hope and think that … it is a simple error and not some kind of an endgame or nefarious plan or plot."

Trutanich's senior political advisor, John Shallman, issued a statement describing the error as a miscommunication. The list of endorsements included organizations and people who backed Trutanich's successful 2009 city election campaign, the statement said. But the list did not mention some of Trutanich's key supporters in that election, including the union that represents Los Angeles Police Department officers, and does include at least one organization that did not endorse him in 2009.

When asked to explain the discrepancies, another political advisor released an amended statement to add that Trutanich "made a mistake by listing some organizations who have not yet made an endorsement in the race."

In a subsequent phone call, Shallman said the endorsement list was put together in error by volunteer supporters of Trutanich. The list was not intended for the public and was not adequately vetted by Trutanich's political advisors, Shallman said.

"It was rushed. The wrong people were involved in putting it together, and those people won't be involved again," he said. "We have apologized for the mistakes."

[ZUMA DOGG SAYS: WOW, this guy wants to run the District Attorney's office. Sounds like a liar or a an un-organized, inept fool. SERIOUSLY! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSH*T from the guy who makes and enforces law for Los Angeles. SEND THIS CLOWN BACK TO PALOOKAVILLE, WHERE HE CAME FROM!] 


AND CARMEN, my pal...look for my 30 day notice on your desk, MONDAY, of my next lawsuit to put your dumb, sloppy, facetious ass in check, bitch. I really DO wonder...who and what the FUCK you think you are...but I got you on TURBO CHARGE back to Palookaville, CLOWN! See you (AGAIN) in FEDERAL COURT, LOSER! (You ALWAYS ARE!) Ain't that right, "Brilliant World Class Legal Strategist," of a JACKASS clown, who LOST to Zuma Dogg. You BETTER hire outside counsel, against me, LOSER! YOU ARE INFERIOR MINDED TO MINE! HISTORY REFLECTS THAT,  BIG SHOT! And I ain't done chopping you down at the knees. (Oh, sorry to use a "knee" reference. I KNOW you got problems with YOURS, "Mr. Big Shot/Tough Guy Boxer!")

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