By Michael G. Stogner
Update Next Court Date: April 26, 2021 Time: 9:00 AM, We will see if Judge Scott will be the judge at that time.
Last Thursday April 1, 2021 retired San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez’s case was moved from Courtroom 2H to 2 G just 10 minutes before it was to be heard. Judge Leland Davis III informed everyone that Hon. Judge Joseph Scott would not be there based on a Medical Emergency. That in itself is a pretty big deal one that would be on the front page of every Newspaper in San Mateo County even if it didn’t have anything to do with Deputy Sheriff Juan P. Lopez 6.5 year criminal case.
Today at 2:00 PM 1-425-650-1381 Code 425463
I hope the Medical Emergency has passed and everyone is ok, I have no idea who had the M.E. and Judge Davis III did not go into any detail.
What was to be heard last Thursday was a Motion to Quash a Subpoena involving San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Judge Scott had spent several hours getting up to speed on this issue.
For those who have been following the Deputy Juan P. Lopez story you will remember it began back in 2013 with SMCSO Lt. Armando, Sgt. Jason Peardon, and SMCDA Inspector Supervisor William Massey.
He was charged with Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to Hells Angels Gang Member in Maguire Jail. Embezzlement of Campaign Funds ($400K). What ever happened to those very public charges?
Defense attorneys for Juan Lopez are Tony Serra and Maria Belyi of San Francisco.