Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti protected Melissa McKowan, They should have fired her, criminally charged her and made sure she never practiced law again.
Sad, San Mateo County Supervisors have failed to address Prosecutorial Misconduct for 17 years. This could have easily been avoided.
She not only lied to a victim’s mother, she lied and supplied a false document to SMCDA Chief Deputy M. Guidotti who was investigating the allegations of her lying. Both are criminal acts. The false document was a copy of letter from Special Deputy Trial Counsel, Robert K. Sall dated July 25, 2011 in which she wrote “Not True” in the margins. She knew it was true.
State Bar Court, Hearing Department- San Francisco
NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY CHARGES
In the matter of: Melissa, Renee Anne McKowan No. 203031
April 17, 2017 11:00 AM 6th Floor, Courtroom 2 Hon. Judge Lucy Armendariz.