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San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe hasn’t satisfied Zain Jaffer.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is talking more about the Zain Jaffer former Vungle executive found straddling his 3 year old son while fully naked in the backyard of his Hillsborough home at 4:00AM. Now 17 days after the entire case was dismissed without a preliminary hearing or any witnesses testifying under oath, Mr. Wagstaffe feels he has not done enough to satisfy Mr. Jaffer. Here is his latest PR statement to SFGATE, he did not send this to me co-owner of San Mateo County News. Note: Mr. Wagstaffe has refused to identify the alleged prescription medications that caused Mr. Jaffer to be Not Conscious while assaulting several people, resulting in 7 F’s & 1M charge. The DA’s Office quickly eliminated one felony charge of Attempted Murder.

The Charges that remained up until July 2, 2018:

Charge #1 Attempted Oral Copulation or Sexual Penetration with a Child 10 years of age or younger. PC 664.288.7(b) Felony

Charge #2 Forcible Lewd Act Upon Child, PC288 (b) Felony

Charge #3 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #4 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #5 Child Abuse, PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge #6 Child Abuse PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge # 7 Battery Upon a Peace Officer & Designated Person, PC 243 (b) Misdemeanor

SFGATE 7/19/2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: After the publication of this story, officials at the San Mateo County district attorney’s office said they wanted to clarify that “we do not believe that there was any sexual conduct by Mr. Jaffer that evening and for this reason we dismissed the sexual abuse charges. The physical injury charges were separately dismissed because we believe that the injuries were the result of Mr. Jaffer being in a state of unconsciousness caused by prescription medication.”

The FDA should issue a National Warning if the above statement is true.

Question to think about, Why would the District Attorney’s Office feel the need or obligation to clarify anything for Mr. Jaffer? He was facing life in prison if found guilty of the 7 felony counts. Steve Wagstaffe solved that for him.

Question? Steve Wagstaffe says “we do not believe.” That is why we have Juries, what did the evidence prove? If you didn’t believe it why did you charge him in the first place?

What could have possibly happened from October 15, 2017 to July 2, 2018 to cause this entire criminal case to simply disappear? And now 17 days later Steve Wagstaffe feels some pressure to make more public comments. What would cause that?

What about the 2 CHILDREN?

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It’s time for Equal Justice for everyone in San Mateo County, including “Those Who Matter.”

Please join us July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM in San Mateo County Superior Court for former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez court appearance where the Hon. Judge Forcum will rule on this filing. Think about it Corrupt from day one, almost 4 years trying to ruin a good man, his family and friends.

Why hasn’t San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Andrew Armando been investigated outside of San Mateo County yet? Why no media coverage of this Motion filed with the court on May 1, 2018 in the Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case stated, “Detective Armando Perjuriously alleged that Mr. Lopez placed a telephone call to the Contraband Cell Phone in Order to Obtain a Search Warrant.”

Det. Armando is the guy who made the suspicious phone call himself. He lied to  Judge George A. Miram to get the Search Warrant. That is a Felony.

How is he (Andrew Armando) still employed by San Mateo County? Why has he not been arrested and charged?

San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd testified March 26, 2018 that he opened his own investigation of Juan P. Lopez based on the cell phone data SMCSO Detective Armando presented to him. ” My investigation began as a result of receiving some cellular telephone records provided by Detective Andrew Armando of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office who requested my assistance in analyzing those records for his own investigation.”

Lopez Filing May 1, 2018

The reason we have included the article below is simple. If the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office are willing to falsify affidavits to the Judges to frame one of their own former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez, What makes you think they wouldn’t do the same for the people in the article below.

Remember 80 Search Warrants. Time for an Audit.

Four charged with perjury in ‘Operation Sunny Day’ cases

District attorney: mother, girlfriend and friends of alleged gang members lied during grand jury testimonies

San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti during the March announcement of the “Operation Sunny Day” indictments, surrounded by leaders of law-enforcement agencies who investigated 16 people with alleged gang ties to crimes ranging from murder to bribery and attempted robbery. Photo by Sue Dremann/Palo Alto Online.

Four people who testified in cases relating to the San Mateo County District Attorney Office’s “Operation Sunny Day” case, under which 16 alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs were arrested for a string of violent crimes, were arraigned this week on perjury charges, according to the district attorney’s office.

One of the four charged is an East Palo Alto resident and mother of defendant Miguel Rivera, who has been charged with the October 2012 murder of 21-year-old Christopher Baker in East Palo Alto. According to the district attorney’s office, Betty Jo Rivera, 52, provided a false alibi for her son to the police and then lied about the false alibi and alleged cover-up efforts to the grand jury. She was arraigned on Monday, Aug. 17, and her bail has been set at $500,000.

The district attorney’s office has also charged Joel Santana, 20, of East Palo Alto for stating during the grand jury proceedings that he did not know and had no contact with defendant Tyrone Love-Lopez. Love-Lopez has been charged with the killing of 21-year-old Lamont Coleman in East Palo Alto on Jan. 26, 2013. An investigation revealed cell-phone communication between the two men before and after Coleman was murdered. Santana also had Love-Lopez’s contact information in his cell phone, the district attorney said.

Santana pleaded not guilty and has a bail of $100,000.

Thirty-nine-year-old Germina Lapria Sturns of Hayward, the girlfriend of defendant Raymond Bradford, was arraigned Monday for allegedly lying several times during her grand jury testimony about her knowledge of Bradford and guns that he owned, the district attorney said. She also allegedly violated a court order not to discuss her testimony with anyone by visiting Bradford in jail in the days following and talking to him about it.

Sturns also pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $125,000.

On Tuesday, 19-year-old Victor Manuel Galvez of Redwood City was arraigned after testifying at the grand jury proceedings that he was not a gang member and had no friendship with or knowledge of any of those convicted as part of the county’s “Operation Sunny Day” prosecution, according to the district attorney’s office. He also denied ever being on Sacramento Street in East Palo Alto — an area associated with the “Sac Street” gang. Police wire taps recorded Galvez talking on a cell phone to several “Sunny Day” gang members, and police also found photographs of him standing on Sacramento Street, according to the district attorney.

Galvez did not enter a plea Tuesday. His bail was set at $200,000.

All four charged with perjury remain in custody and will next appear in court on Aug. 26.

The grand jury investigation that resulted in the 16 arrests began in early January and took two months. The indictments were announced in late March. The alleged gang members are being blamed for a string of violent crimes that stretched from East Palo Alto to San Francisco, starting in September 2012 and continuing through December 2013.

Dubbed “Operation Sunny Day” after the code the persons arrested allegedly used to signify when a murder was successfully carried out, the 18-month-long investigation is the most massive case prosecuted by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office in its history, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said at the time of the announcement.

Fourteen defendants appeared in court to enter their pleas in mid-June. Three of them — Roberto Gabriel Bustos-Montes, 24, of East Palo Alto; Emmanuel Imani Hyland, 25, also of East Palo Alto; and Palo Altan Nina Cragg, 24, — will not face the death penalty but could still receive life in prison without parole if convicted of the capital murder charges, Wagstaffe said in June.

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Some Reasons San Mateo County Most Corrupt in the State of California.

Micheal G. Stogner video 2012

This current election for Sheriff is a perfect example Illegally Appointed Sheriff Carlos Bolanos (July 12, 2016) filed his political papers with San Mateo County Elections Office, Statement of Organization on November 18, 2015 about a week before Sheriff Greg Munks announced that he would not be running for re-election in three years and he endorses Carlos Bolanos. That looks like at least those two conspired to have Carlos Bolanos be the next Sheriff of San Mateo County. It accomplished two things, it made Mr. Bolanos the longest running candidate in San Mateo County’s history. It also put all Sheriff Deputies on notice, if you want to succeed in your career you had better support Bolanos. Former brave Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez ran as a Write In candidate for Sheriff in 2014. He missed the filing deadline by 4-6 minutes and Mark Church would  not allow his name to be on the ballot. He choose to be a Write In candidate for Sheriff a very costly decision. He was investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, The District Attorney’s Office, and even David Silberman of the County Counsel Office helped. Juan Lopez was arrested twice once with guns to his head in his front yard in front of his children. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe held a press conference for TV media and announced to the world that Juan Lopez smuggled a cell phone and drugs to an inmate, and not just any inmate he was a gang member. After more than 3 years in the Court System and $120,000 legal fees spent, the Judge threw out those charges. The reason was Prosecutorial Misconduct it turns out both the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office knew there was ZERO evidence that connected Juan P. Lopez to the cell phone and drugs. That didn’t seem to matter to Carlos Bolanos or Steve Wagstaffe. Think about “Those Who Matter.”

Those Who Matter: People who control investigations, who to investigate, who not to investigate, edit reports, submit recommendations to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, filing charges with the Court when you know they are false. Lying to a Judge and submitting a false affidavit, That is a Criminal Act.

Here we are approaching 4 years in the legal system and this finally gets filed.

Detective Armando Perjuriously Alleged that Mr. Lopez Placed a Telephone Call to the Contraband Cell Phone in Order to Obtain a Search Warrant.

He made the phone calls himself.

Lopez, Juan Lopez Filing May 1, 2018May 1, 2018

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To all good and concerned citizens Please join us in San Mateo County Superior Court June 28, 2018 9:00AM as the Judge rules on this filing. Juan P. Lopez finally found a law firm to file this important document.

Thank You to Tony Serra and Maria Belyi.

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Melissa Renee Anne McKowan is no longer employed by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

According to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe she is no longer employed by his office and she now works as an attorney for the Private Defender Program. She left the DA’s office about 2 months ago.

Some readers might recall we wrote about her 2nd State Bar Court appearance in April 2017 for 2 counts of dishonesty. We also notified the 7 advertising businesses and attempted to post blogs on The Almanac and Half Moon Bay Review but we were blocked.

I had asked the question how could San Mateo County employ a dishonest prosecutor?How was she still employed by the DA’s Office?

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Senator Jerry Hill to Mark De Paula”No I’m Not.” “I don’t want to talk about it.”

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Today March 24, 2018 in San Mateo at the Veterans Parade, Good and Concerned Citizen Mark De Paula finally got to speak to Senator Jerry Hill without him being in a controlled environment. The responses above are to the Question I guess your not embarrassed to endorse Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff 2018? Answer No I’m Not, I don’t want to talk about it.” I’m not surprised Jerry Hill was in Las Vegas that weekend of Operation Dollhouse and helped cover it up. He did absolutely nothing for the residents of San Mateo County to get to the truth about 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, and how many Sheriff Deputies were really there that night.

Mark De Paula is asking every Elected Official in San Mateo County to withdraw their Endorsement of Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff 2018. He never got a response from Jerry Hills office so this was a perfect chance to ask Jerry in person. Great Job Mr. De Paula

It gets better Mr. De Paula asked San Mateo City Council Member Eric Rodriguez to “please withdraw your endorsement of Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff 2018.”

Mr. Rodriquez response “How dare you bring that subject up, I got your e-mail (which he never responded to) I’m talking to people.

Note to Mr. Eric Rodriquez, So is Mark De Paula talking to people.

Maureen Freshet former Mayor of San Mateo said you are welcome, when Mr. De Paula said “thank you for not endorsing Carlos G. Bolanos for San Mateo County Sheriff -election June 5, 2018.” Very polite and pleasant.

E-mail sent to most SMC elected officials yesterday.

Subject: Carlos Bolanos and You
If you are receiving this email it is because you or a friend have endorsed a man who has either a) As a career lawman stood outside an obvious illegal brothel while his boss, the Sheriff of San Mateo County had sex with a probably minor sex-slave inside, or; b) Waited inside the brothel for his turn at the child sex-slaves while his boss was busy in one of the bedrooms.
There is no upside for you here. Add in the fact that it has now been alleged by an apparent SMCSO Deputy that Bolanos and Munks offered false IDs and were arrested and taken downtown before being bailed out by Gallagher, Kearnan and Sanchez and then add in the fact that the people who bailed them out appear to have been promoted ahead of grade and position up to the point of retirement as Assistant Sheriffs.
Carlos Bolanos is a toxic waste heap that is going to devour you if you remain supportive of him. Several smart local politicians have already pulled their endorsements of him. You must do the same or you risk deservedly and ignominiously going down with him in the fallout of your support for law enforcement officers who facilitated or solicited child-slaves in the service of their “needs.”
Dump Bolanos now. It is the only even remotely smart political choice you have. And announce it to the world when you do. Anything less and you risk being associated with Carols Bolanos forever.

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San Mateo County Judge Donald Ayoob.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County residents should be very proud this Judge is on the bench.

He is the exception, In the Del Carlo Case 11/17/ 2017 which was connected to the former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case, He informs DDA Bryan Abanto, “I’m confident it should have been disclosed to the Grand Jury.”

For the average resident this means it was Prosecutorial Misconduct.

Result: MOTION TO DISMISS BY SUGERMAN FOR DEL CARLO, GRANTED

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San Mateo County News.com says Thank You Ronald Pierce for this information.

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