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D.A. Steve Wagstaffe never apologized to Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez. Prosecutorial Misconduct.

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D.A. Stephen M. Wagstaffe

He did apologize to SFGATE editor. In a Zain Jaffer Misinformation PR piece.

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From: Bulwa, Demian [DBulwa@sfchronicle.com] Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:44 PM
To: Steve Wagstaffe
CC: Koehn, Josh; Stone, Erin 

Subject: Jaffer story
Hi Steve, I hope you’re well.
We’ve added a note of clarification at the top of that story online. https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Child-sex-assault-charges-dropped-against-former-13045284.php Thank you,
Demian 

Demian Bulwa 

METRO EDITOR
Office 415.777.7228 • Cell 415-298-6619 TWITTER: @demianbulwa
WRITING: demianbulwa.blogspot.com 

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From: Steve Wagstaffe
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:02 PM To: Bulwa, Demian
Subject: RE: Jaffer story 

Hi Demian, 

Thank you very much. I apologize that we made the mistake we did and I appreciate your clarifying it for us. 

Life is great here in San Mateo County; I hope it is going equally for you. 

Thanks Steve 

No Reporters have asked Deputy Lopez how he felt about that.

Case dismissed against former deputy

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Juan P. Lopez

Juan Lopez

The case against a former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy being charged for allegedly helping to smuggle cellphones and prescription drugs into county jail was dismissed Friday after a judge ruled evidence that could have showed he did not commit the crime should have been presented to a criminal grand jury.

But District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Judge Donald Ayoob is imposing a burden on the prosecution that the law does not require. He said prosecutors informed grand jury members of letters an inmate wrote recanting his testimony connecting Juan Pablo Lopez, 54, with a cellphone involved in the case, and were not required to present them unless the jury asked to see them. He disagreed with Judge Donald Ayoob’s ruling that prosecutors had a duty to present the letters, and said prosecutors may consider refiling the case or appealing the decision.

“We feel the judge made a very serious error in his ruling,” he said. “We will assess it the coming days.”

 

On Dec. 16, 2015, Lopez and two county jail correctional officers, George Ismael and Michael Del Carlo, were accused of providing cellphones and drugs to inmate Dionicio Rafael Lopez Jr., who was also indicted along with Leticia Lopez, Amanda Lopez and Roxanne Ingebretsen, according to prosecutors.

On Nov. 17, the case against Del Carlo was dismissed after Ayoob granted his motion to dismiss over strenuous prosecution objection, according to prosecutors.

Once a write-in candidate for county sheriff, Lopez is also being accused of embezzlement, perjury and election fraud based on allegations he used donations from his campaign for his own personal use and lied about his city of residence, according to prosecutors.

Lopez listed his residence as being in Redwood City but allegedly was living in Newark when he filed to run for sheriff in 2014. He is also being accused of misrepresenting his address on a real estate loan, according to prosecutors.

Lopez will next appear in court Jan. 25 to set a new jury trial date for the embezzlement, perjury and election fraud charges and is out of custody on a $170,000 bail bond, according to prosecutors.

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MJD
MJD

Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff has this statement wrong–Lopez will next appear in court Jan. 25 to set a new jury trial date for the embezzlement, perjury and election fraud charges and is out of custody on a $170,000 bail bond, according to prosecutors.
Jan. 25, 2018 is to hear the motion for 2nd case remaining charges.
SM Daily Journal , please contact his attorney for clarification.

MJD
MJD

To correct the San Mateo Daily Journal, former Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez next court hearing is January 25, 2018. I am requesting the newspaper to contact his attorney about this date.

MJD
MJD

Let’s see if the local media covers Mr. Juan Pablo Lopez ( Former SMC Deputy ) on his next hearings.

MJD
MJD

I hope the local and national media will follow the rest of this case, I am sure the rest of the phony charges will be dropped.

MJD
MJD

When will the San Mateo County public/voters going to wake up?
San Mateo County District Attorney’s office is trying to destroy former Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez.
I hope someone will get this to the national media.
I can only imagine how much money this is causing former Deputy Juan Lopez.
PLEASE HELP GET THIS OUT TO EVERYONE!!!

Grinstead
Grinstead

Let me get this straight. Wagstaffe’s little pal Sheriff Munks and Under-sheriff Carlos Bolanos are caught going into a house of underaged trafficked prostitution in Las Vegas in 2007, for their own recreation. Wagstaffe defends them to the hilt and says they did nothing wrong. He sweeps it under the rug.

But when a clean deputy decides to run against the corruption of the San Mateo Sheriff, Wagstaffe and Munks punish him by cooking up suspect charges that don’t hold up light when examined AND hold a big press conference to announce it? Lopez wasn’t the one caught going into a place with underaged trafficked girls. The fact that someone dared to challenge the corrupt sheriff angered Wagstaffe and Munks. Something is rotten in San Mateo County

MJD
MJD

Great statements!!!!

Jpineapple
Jpineapple

research about Mr. Lopez and San Mateo the last 3 years is quite a story.

Jpineapple
Jpineapple

if the con wrote a letter exonerating Lopez,why was it a case for 3 years?

Michael Stogner
Michael Stogner

The District Attorney’s Office withheld the letters from the Grand Jury, and offered a not so truthful representation of what the Jailhouse snitch actually said. To this day there has been ZERO evidence that Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez was connected to the cellphone/s and drugs, and the DA’s Office has always known that fact. Disgusting behavior.

Michael Stogner
Michael Stogner

It’s about time, After over 3 years of the District Attorney’s lies and false charges against Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez and others a Judge finally got to see what the DA’s office has done. It shouldn’t take over 3 years to present your side of a case. This dismissal makes 4 for 4 defendants charges dismissed.

MJD
MJD

San Mateo County D.A.’s office has a long list of cases of injustice, for the people who know, lies are not too uncommon.

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San Mateo County Harbor District’s Special Meeting May 26, 2015

I attended this meeting because I voted for Sabrina Brennan. I believe if I vote for someone and they are representing my interests it is my responsibly to make sure they can do the job. This meeting was created by Commissioner Robert Bernardo all by himself, he requested it in a closed session that did not include Sabrina Brennan.

I was impressed with who attended, two SSF Police Officers in uniform, Bill Silverfarb, Supervisor Don Horsley, his two aides and his body guard a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy in plain clothes. Mark Simon was there I wondered why? Citizen Access TV owners John and Dan Ullom were providing the public live broadcast at not cost to the taxpayers. They have been doing so since former Commissioners Jim Tucker and Will Holsinger voted to end videotaping and live broadcast for public access of the District’s Meetings. Somebody stole the Ullom’s broadcasting device, SSF Deputy Chief Mike Brosnan not only refused to enforce the law, He ordered the Ullom’s not to turn on the device after he reluctantly gave it back to them. Hanson Bridgett LLP attorney Steve Miller remained silent to John Ullom’s public request of him “Can I broadcast this public meeting.”

Letter to Lafco, from Mike McHenry a man who knows

My article on the Meeting May 26, 2015

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Las Vegas Metro Police just trying to get Jody Williams to open her door late Monday night. Think SMCSO Deputy Heinz Puschendorf former President of the DSA.

You might ask who is Jody Williams? She is the one person who has confirmed many of the statements that San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Heinz Punschendorf made during the June 2018 election race for Sheriff. Heinz is the former President of the DSA and he was President on April 21, 2007 the night of the FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse. There was Nothing massage parlor about that night.

They threatened to break the door down and send the dog in. Why? I called LVMPD Dispatch that night to confirm it was in fact Metro Police Officers banging on Jody’s door. The nice female dispatcher told me she won’t open the door, I confirmed that she won’t. She said they just want to ask her some questions, I said if that is true call her on the phone she will be more than happy to speak with them on the phone. I asked the dispatcher to inform the officers that I had called regarding Jody Williams and them refusing to tell her why they were there, and to call her on the phone if that in fact was the real motive for them being there at 9:30PM just stopped by to ask a few questions….About What?

Jody informed me the officers left about 10 minutes after my call. Metro did NOT call that night or the next day to “ask some questions.”

Hint: April 21, 2007 Las Vegas Nevada, FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse Witness, Involving Sheriff Greg Munks & Undersheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.

Update 11/17.2018 The Siena Suites Hotel is on Notice that they are responsible for the safety of Jody Williams and her daughter from the Las Vegas Metro Police who are right outside her door this very moment, Metro Dispatch confirmed they were there per my phone call at 9:35AM She refused to say why they there.  If it really was for an event for My Father’s House Church you would think she would tell me.
The photo of door was from Metro’s visit Monday night 9:30PM to ask a few questions.

Keep Jody Williams alive and well.

Here are the types of videos LVMP puts up:

Here is what the front of her door looked like after banging on it and threatening to break the door down and send in a K-9 for about 40 minutes. The could have just called her or politely knocked on the door, if they really wanted to ask her some questions.
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Update November 17, 2018 New Notice up at Jody’s today.

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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo – Kavanaugh Appointment.

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Eerily reminiscent of the Ford-Kavanaugh matter, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo had brought yet another allegation of sexual misconduct by an official forward, one in which republican sheriff Greg Munks and his underboss, undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, had been caught and detained by the FBI, in a human trafficking investigation -the two were found at an illegal Las Vegas (Clark County) brothel, one trafficking underaged indentured sex slaves and controlled substances -Ecstasy. They were there as customers.

At the time, Eshoo had called for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to sanction Munks and Bolanos, but they had refused to address the matter. In fact, current San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe had gone so far as to excuse the duo’s behavior, consoling Munks, telling him it would soon be yesterday’s news, and saying he was “a man of integrity, such that it would not in any fashion affect his office’s ability to enforce the laws of the state of California”. On its face, such a comment could only be characterized as laughable, had the persons and conduct involved not been so serious. Not to mention DA Wagstaffe’s apparent dismissive attitude towards the abuse of women, by “Those Who Matter.”

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Munks went on to issue a press release, saying he had thought he had been going to a legitimate business, only to find out “It was not”, with Bolanos, to answer questions about the matter. A strategy which had worked, with the media/press and the board of supervisors not pursuing the matter further.

Congresswoman Eshoo is to be commended. I only hope her efforts, in the Kavanaugh matter, won’t be met with a similar fate -speaking truth to power is often an uphill battle.

By Michael G. Stogner

 

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Zain Jaffer ex Vungle CEO has Preliminary Hearing Transcripts SEALED.

Why? Seven months after the alleged hearing, the reason I say that is there is no record in the court files of the Preliminary Hearing on January 31, 2018. I had to ask Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti if it in fact took place. Here is her response e-mail.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
To:Michael Stogner Jul 24 at 1:35 PM

January 31, 2018.

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:33 PM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
Subject: Zainali Jaffer Preliminary Hearing date

Hello Karen.

Can you please tell me the date the preliminary hearing was held in the Zain Jaffer case?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

www.sanmateocountynews.com

We now know that District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sent this e-mail to the Palo Alto Daily Post Reporter on the day of the Preliminary Hearing. To my knowledge the Newspaper did not print this information.

From: Steve Wagstaffe
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:01 PMTo: Emily Mibach
Subject: People v. Jaffer

Hi Emily,

Here is the description of the testimony by the instructor:

DEFENSE THEN CALLED MARTIN ROMUALDEZ, D’S JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR FOR 6 MTHS PRIOR TO INCIDENT, AND THEN CALLED OFC REY. MR. ROMUALDEZ TESTIFIED THAT WHAT HE OBSERVED ON THE BODY CAM FOOTAGES WAS THE DEF PERFORMING A JIU-JITSU MOVE THAT HE HAD BEEN TRAINED IN (ARM BAR/TRIANGLE). MR. ROMUALDEZ ADMITTED HOWEVER THAT IN THE NUMEROUS PRACTICE SESSIONS WHERE D AND HIS SON JOHN DOE WERE INVOLVED THAT D WAS NEVER NAKED, THAT IT DID NOT RESULT IN ANY SCREAMING ON THE PART OF JOHN DOE, THAT JOHN DOE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN PAIN, THAT JOHN DOE WAS NEVER INJURED OR TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. INSTRUCTOR FURTHER ADMITTED THERE IS NO JIU-JITSU MOVE THAT INVOLVES INSERTING FINGERS INTO ONE’S ANUS OR SELF-STIMULATING IN THAT MANNER, AND THAT THE PRACTICE SESSION S WITH D AND HIS SON NEVER INVOLVED ANY KIND OF TRASH TALK OR LANGUAGE SUCH AS “PUSSY.”

John Ullom Co-owner of Citizen Access TV and a very good concerned citizen of San Mateo County inquired about the price of the Transcripts. He learned today from San Mateo County Counsel attorney Dan Valim that the Transcripts he was interested in have been Sealed this week by Mr. Jaffer’s attorney. Why?

The readers should know there were 5 victims, 2 children, a grandfather, Police Officer and another professional. So there is 2 Child Abuse, & 1 Elder Abuse.

History: October 15, 2018 Zain Jaffer was arrested at his home in Hillsborough California at 4 AM charged with 7 felonies including Attempted Murder of his 3 year old son.

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe was quick to dismiss the Attempted Murder Charge.

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

July 2, 2018 The entire Criminal case was plucked out of the legal process by San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti, Sean Gallagher, and Deputy DA Sharon Cho, Could not have been done without Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt, a former prosecutor for Wagstaffe, approving the motion to dismiss. The entire process from arrest to entire case dismissed 8 months.

San Mateo County has Failed to protect the Children and the Elder.

The Zain Jaffer case should be audited.

Update – Here is the motion filed:

Z.J. Prelim Hearing Transcript 1Z.J. Prelim Hearing Transcript 2

Update: 8/6/2018 The signature is that of Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt The same judge that granted the motion to dismiss the entire case on July 2, 2018.

I was unable to determine which Judge signed this order, The Judges name and Dept should be printed below every signature. I asked the top 2 at the District Attorney’s Office to identify the Judge. Here are the e-mails

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner,

Steve Wagstaffe

Sep 4 at 9:02 AM

Mr. Stogner:  I do not know who signed the order.  As you stated, there is no name typed below the signature, and the signature does not clearly show the judge’s name.

 

Karen Guidotti

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 8:03 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>; Steve Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>
Subject: Name of Judge who sealed PH of Zain Jaffer

 

Good morning Karen and Steve

 

Please tell me the name of the judge who signed the Seal order. I am unable to recognize it from my copy.

 

We have compared it to the entire rooster, It would be nice if the name was printed below the signature.

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

SMC Judges Roster See if you can tell which Judge signed the above Court Order?

DIRECTORY OF JUDGES

Effective July 30, 2018

Hon. Susan Irene Etezadi, Presiding Judge
Department 18, Courtroom 2L
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5118

Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh, Assistant Presiding Judge
Department 20, Courtroom 8C
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5120

Donald J. Ayoob
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5127
Dept. 27
Courtroom 7B
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge, Grand Jury Judge
Hugo Borja
Southern Court, Traffic Annex 500 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5131
Dept. 31
Courtroom D
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support, Term Court Commissioner
Gerald J. Buchwald
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5110
Dept. 10
Courtroom 8D
Trial Judge
Danny Y. Chou
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5122
Dept. 22
Courtroom K
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Clifford V. Cretan
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5106
Dept. 6
Courtroom 2K
Trial Judge
Sean P. Dabel
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5126
Dept. 26
Courtroom 6A
Family Law Judge
Leland Davis, III
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5101
Dept. 1
Courtroom 4C
Criminal Supervising Judge, Appellate Presiding Judge, Trial Judge
Marta S. Diaz
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5105
Dept. 5
Courtroom B
Juvenile Court Judge
Richard H. Du Bois
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5116
Dept. 16
Courtroom 7A
Trial Judge
Susan Irene Etezadi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5118
Dept. 18
Courtroom 2L
Presiding Judge
Nancy L. Fineman
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5104
Dept. 4
Courtroom L
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Jeffrey Finigan
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5124
Dept. 24
Courtroom J
Supervising Judge of the Northern Branch, Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Robert D Foiles
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5121
Dept. 21
Courtroom 2J
Trial Judge
Mark R. Forcum
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5108
Dept. 8
Courtroom 2H
Bridges Program Admitting and Review Judge, Pathways Mental Health Court Judge, Drug Court – Prop 36 Judge, Multiple DUI Court Judge/PC 1370 Court/ Trial Judge
Don R. Franchi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5115
Dept. 15
Courtroom 7C
Family Law Judge
Stephanie Garratt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5109
Dept. 9
Courtroom 2A
Criminal Presiding Judge
John “Jack” L. Grandsaert
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5111
Dept. 11
Courtroom 2D
Veterans Court Judge, Military Diversion Court Judge, Settlement Judge/Case Management Judge, Trial Judge
Susan Greenberg
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5103
Dept. 3
Courtroom 2B
Family Law Supervising Judge, Law and Motion Judge
Elizabeth M. Hill
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5112
Dept. 12
Courtroom 7D
Family Law and Domestic Violence Judge
Rachel Holt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5132
Dept. 32
Courtroom 4A
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support Court Commissioner
Susan Jakubowski
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5107
Dept. 7
Courtroom 4B
Trial Judge
Jonathan E. Karesh
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5120
Dept. 20
Courtroom 8C
Assistant Presiding Judge, Commissioners and ProTems Supervising Judge, Trial Judge, Bridges Program Review Judge
Elizabeth K. Lee
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5117
Dept. 17
Courtroom A
Juvenile Supervising Judge
Cristina Mazzei
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5133
Dept. 33
Courtroom 2M
Traffic, Small Claims and Family Support Court Commissioner
George A. Miram
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5128
Dept. 28
Courtroom 2F
Probate Judge, Lanterman – Petris – Short Act Proceedings Writs, Receivers and Preliminary Injunctions, Alternate Appellate Judge, Case Management Judge
Lisa A. Novak
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5113
Dept. 13
Courtroom 2C
Trial Judge
Joseph C. Scott
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5125
Dept. 25
Courtroom 2G
Trial Judge, Alternate Appellate Judge
V. Raymond Swope
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5123
Dept. 23
Courtroom 8A
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge
Marie S. Weiner
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5102
Dept. 2
Courtroom 2E
Supervising Judge of Civil, Case Management and ADR Programs, Complex Civil Litigation Judge

By Michael G. Stogner




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Hillsborough Police Chief Mark O’Connor comments on ex Vungle CEO Zain Jaffer’s arrest, and Status of the 2 Children.

By Mark DePaula
Town of Hillsborough, California, Police Chief Mark O’ Connor comments on the Zain Jaffer arrest October 15, 2017 at 4:00AM at his residence on Lancaster Road.
Late morning on July 27, 2018 I met with Police Chief O’Connor and Captain Davis of the Hillsborough Police Department.
It was a short but cordial meeting with these men in blue. I had 8 questions that I had asked them both, regarding the Zain Jaffer arrest that took place October 15, 2017. Chief O’Connor answered the questions with additional input from Captain Davis.
Listed below are the 8 questions and answers.
1. How many officers responded to Zain Jaffer’s Dad’s 911 call?
Answer: Three officers, one Supervisor -Sgt. Gould and two officers-all three from the Hillsborough Police Department.
2. Were they all wearing body cameras? Were the cameras on?
Answer: Yes to the body cameras–Yes, they were activated.
3. Do you have the video data from the body cameras?
Answer: Yes
4. Did Zain Jaffer assault your officers?
Answer: Yes, he spit at Sgt. Gould.
5. Where was Zain Jaffer transported to after being arrested?
 Answer: San Mateo County Jail.
6.  Do you stand by your 3 officers, what they witnessed and wrote in their report?
Answer: I stand by all of my officers and the actions they took during this incident.
7. Do you believe Zain Jaffer committed crimes that morning?
Answer: The responding Hillsborough Police Officers witnessed an in-progress assault.  Further investigation lead to additional charges against Jaffer as two other victims were identified.  Based on the investigation, there was probable cause to arrest Jaffer.
 
8. What is the status of Zain Jaffer’s children ?
Answer: The status of the children is being handled by the Family Law Court in San Mateo Superior Court.
Note from Michael G. Stogner
To my knowledge Mark DePaula is the only person who interviewed HPD Chief Mark O’Connor. There are 7 advertising businesses aka Newspapers in SMC. The significance of this is there were 7 Felony charges filed against Zain Jaffer and they stayed for 8 months, June 7, 2018 a meeting took place at the District Attorney’s Office which included Defense Attorneys Patrick Clancy & Daniel Olmos, Dr. Eric Wexler and Dr. George Woods. SMCDA Chief Deputy Karen Guidotti, Sean Gallagher and Sharon Cho. Three weeks after this meeting the District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss all charges, claiming Insufficient Evidence. Hon. Judge Stephanie Garrett granted that motion July 2, 2018.
Defense Attorney Patrick Clancy‘s statement from a Public Relations piece which is going world wide.

Mr. Clancy praised the District Attorney’s office for clarifying the facts and making it clear that Mr. Jaffer is completely innocent of any sexual assault charge.

Innocent is what a JURY determines after the evidence is presented during a trial.

“Mr. Jaffer did not do anything whatsoever that could be considered sexual. He suffered an adverse reaction to medication and in the process injured some family members. It was accidental and could have happened to anyone,” Mr. Clancy said, “Thankfully, the District Attorney and his staff reviewed all the evidence and made the right decision.”

“The sexual assault charges were dismissed because they never happened.”

That statement is false according to DDA Sharon Cho “The acts that were charged we would say occurred.” 

We at San Mateo County News.Com believe the Town of Hillsborough Police Officers and Chief Mark O’Connor.

Release the Body Camera Videos.

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San Mateo County’s District Attorney Office needs a Performance Audit.

 

 

Update since this article first published Defense Attorney Patrick Clancy filed a motion to seal the Preliminary Hearing Transcripts of January 31, 2018 Motion granted by supposedly a SMC Judge. I say that because the DA doesn’t know who signed it.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner,

Steve Wagstaffe

Sep 4 at 9:02 AM

Mr. Stogner:  I do not know who signed the order.  As you stated, there is no name typed below the signature, and the signature does not clearly show the judge’s name.

Karen Guidotti

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 8:03 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>; Steve Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org>
Subject: Name of Judge who sealed PH of Zain Jaffer

 

Good morning Karen and Steve

Please tell me the name of the judge who signed the Seal order. I am unable to recognize it from my copy.

We have compared it to the entire rooster, It would be nice if the name was printed below the signature.

 

Thank You

 

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

Performance Audit conducted in accordance with auditing standards promulgated by the Comptroller General of the United States.

This is not a new idea former Town of Atherton Finance Director John Johns R.I.P. made this recommendation in 2010. It was a good recommendation then and is now.

With the Zain Jaffer x Vungle CEO case 7 felonies including oral copulation of a child and assault of a Hillsborough Police Officer simply disappearing from the legal process after a private meeting between the District Attorney’s Office and Mr. Jaffer’s attorneys.  DA Steve Wagstaffe believed he was guilty of these charges from day one for almost 8 months, right up until the private meeting at the District Attorney”s Office which included a presentation of the entire defense. That is what a trial is for.

Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti became the Judge and Jury in the Zain Jaffer case.

How many cases in the last 10 years has a Defense Team made a private presentation at the DA’s office?

How many of those presentations resulted in the District Attorney filing a motion to dismiss the entire case?

Judges are the last layer of Oversight for the People of California. When they see a suspicious or questionable motion from the District Attorney’s Office they should not only deny it, they should report it to the State Bar. This motion by Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti was both suspicious & questionable. Now we just have to find out Why?

Why did Hon. Judge Stephanie Garratt grant the motion to dismiss? There already was a Preliminary Hearing that determined there was enough evidence for every charge to move forward. She could have denied the motion, Wagstaffe could have tested his evidence on the Grand Jury to get an indictment if he thought his case was weak. Instead he choose to dismiss the entire case and Judge Garratt assisted him in that effort.

* Those Who Matter* email from Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, he was noticing the residents of San Mateo County that there is a special group of people above the law.

e-mail sent 4/25/07 10:20 AM

Greg and Carlos

Just a quick word of support from me as you go through a difficult time. To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement are all that count and your integrity is not the slightest marked by the modern media’s efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is to think it now, remember it will be yesterday’s news and irrelevant by tomorrow.

My positive thoughts are out there for both of you.

Steve

For those readers who don’t know this e-mail was written to San Mateo County Sheriff and UnderSheriff days after they both were caught and detained as Customers of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including at least one child. April 21, 2007 FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse, Las Vegas Nevada.

The Matthew Graves (also 30 yr. old man) case should be looked at, He was sentenced to 34 years in prison, 4 of those years are for violating a Restraining Order. This should be compared to Mr. David Bohannon being arrested twice by the Menlo Park Police Department. The second time was for violating a Restraining Order, The exact same thing Matthew Graves got 4 years in prison for. The difference is Matthew Graves got charged, tried, convicted and sentenced. Mr. Bohannon no criminal case number filed, no court appearances, no trial, extracted from the legal process.

SMDJ Article Matthews Graves

The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County should order and pay for the Audit.

San Mateo County Supervisors contact info:

By Michael G. Stogner

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