UPDATE: Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith to Fight Corruption Allegations in Court

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith waived her right to a speedy trial Friday during a virtual court hearing on allegations of misconduct and corruption, an indication she plans to fight the charges. Back in December, a civil grand jury filed a declaration in Superior Court accusing embattled Santa Clara … Read more

Santa Clara County sheriff makes first court appearance for corruption accusations

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith made her first court appearance Friday to answer to corruption allegations leveled against her by a civil grand jury that, if they were to be affirmed at trial, would lead to her being expelled from office. Smith did not enter a plea and San Mateo County Judge Nancy Fineman … Read more

Eric Adams Appoints Deputy Patsy For All Future Corruption Probes

NEW YORK—Newly sworn-in New York City mayor Eric Adams continued to fill integral positions in his administration Thursday when he reportedly appointed a deputy patsy for all future corruption probes. “I’ve known Wendell Baez for years, he has a great track record of taking the fall for elected officials through all strata of city government, … Read more