By Michael G. Stogner
Trial is set for September 21, 2021
Yesterday in San Mateo County Superior Court 2G Hon. Judge Joseph Scott discussed with SMCDDA Kimberley Perrotti and Defense attorneys Tony Serra and Maria Belyi how and when to proceed with the case that has so far taken over 6.5 years.
You will remember Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez was arrested and charged with Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to a Hells Angel Gang Member Inmate at Maguire Jail way back in 2014.
A reasonable person would think and expect that the District Attorney of San Mateo County would not have charged Deputy Lopez with this crime unless they had evidence connecting him to this crime. Unfortunately for Deputy Lopez and many others in SMC that is not the case. Those charges were dismissed about FOUR years ago for ZERO evidence. Does the District Attorney of San Mateo County charge people for crimes he knows they have not committed? Yes
One of the subjects discussed yesterday was a witness for the Insurance company. You might ask What Insurance company and why? DDA Kimberly Perrotti is prosecuting Juan Lopez for Insurance Fraud, Under the Sink in the kitchen of his Redwood City Condo, Mold, Repairs etc.
This is where the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case gets exciting. How does the District Attorneys Office get involved in an Insurance Fraud allegation and prosecute it. Did the Insurance Company file a complaint? No
For those of you following Juan’s case you will recall his personal vehicle was broken into at the Redwood City Condo a short time after he filed to run for Sheriff as a Write In Candidate back in 2014. He filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office, when asked if he had any idea who might have broken in his car and stole his laptop and personal documents (Insurance Claim) from the BACKPACK he said yes, the San Mateo County Sheriff Gang Task Force.
Here we are 6.5 years later Insurance Fraud case from the stolen items in the Backpack.
Has the San Mateo County Sheriff Gang Task Force ever broken into anybody car before? Yes
Has the District Attorney’s Office ever requested/ordered the SMCSOGTF to break into a car? Yes
Has that fact ever been testified to under oath in court before? Yes, The Sunny Day Murder Trials.
What happens when the District Attorney’s Office is used as a weapon? Absolutely Nothing.
The Lopez case should be contrasted to the Zain Jaffer, Vungle case.
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