Sheriff’s Race: Tempers Fly #VB129

May 29, 20143 Comments

Tempers Fly as Sheriff Candidates Todd Rogers and Paul Tanaka swap insults in two separate interviews that provide a striking contrast of views with animosity.  First they disagree on Sheriff Baca’s role in the alleged obstruction of justice issues now taking place in Federal Court, Second they tangle over their roles in the Budget process and relations with the Board of Supervisors. Rogers continues to attack Tanaka claiming he and Baca should both be indicted for their roles in the current scandal and he claims to have “inside knowledge” and details of the obstruction of justice.  Tanaka suggests that Rogers should go before the Grand Jury if he has inside knowledge. Rogers claims that U S Assistant Attorney “outed” Tanaka as being a “subject” of the investigation. but they agreed that the Federal Trial was not manipulated by power brokers and influential backers supporting front runner Jim McDonnell.

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3 comments to “Sheriff’s Race: Tempers Fly #VB129”

  1. Tanaka - Inactive CPA | May 29, 2014 | Permalink Reply

    Q 1) yes
    Q 2) no

    Tanaka adverises himself as a CPA – his license is inactive and he must disclose that he is “Inactive CPA”

  2. Somebody | May 30, 2014 | Permalink Reply

    Simple answer: they’re both lying. I doubt any candidate has the capacity to adjust federal trial dates, but I do agree with candidates demands that Tanaka step down. It is the height of irresponsibility to run for sheriff while subordinates who followed his specific orders are on trial for obstruction of justice.

    No matter how hard Tanaka tries to put distance between himself and the indictees, he is responsible and is a failure of a leader. He has no business running for any public office, let alone the office of sheriff.

  3. Tanaka should run for office | June 3, 2014 | Permalink Reply

    Tanaka should run for this office or any government office. Anyone who has worked as a manager in the public sector knows how hard it is to discipline or remove anyone, so the charges have to be backed up; Government employees are hard put to testify against there own. Governments develop more old power cliques than the private sector. Also, the Human Resources departments in governments are more the problem than a help. Also, an Indictment is just a procedure not a judgment. Of course Tanaka would be the subject of an investigation as anyone would be that is related to the jail incident; this action would be true of any type of investigation no matter what the purported activity; this is also true in the private sector. It will interesting too see if Tanaka or anyone can make any real changes; the only long lasting changes will have to be made by outside authority.

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