Category Archives: Prosecutorial Misconduct

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is being Investigated by the California State Bar.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Stephen M. Wagstaffe

That is all we are going to say for now. More as we get it.

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SMC DDA Melissa KcKowan gets Public Reproval with/duties effective August 31, 2017

The Sate Bar case number 13-0-13293 has issued a public reproval with/duties. She was charged with 2 counts of dishonesty. Think about it San Mateo County has a prosecutor who is dishonest. Now think about this her two bosses Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti have known that for several years. What does that say about the entire District Attorney’s Office. What does it say about the 7 businesses that look and act like Newspapers, all 7 refused to notify the 780,000 residents of the charges and the first trial date of April 17, 2017. 2 papers refused to allow me to blog about it.

San Mateo Daily Journal

State Bar

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San Mateo County’s DDA Melissa McKowan Court Case for Dishonesty is off calendar.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Matter # 13-O-13293

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The trial was set for August 15-18 in San Francisco which was expected to have 3 days of character witnesses telling the Judge what an Honest person Melissa McKowan was/is. The State Bar of California has reached a tentative settlement and therefore removed the trial from the courts calendar.

I have said that Melissa McKowan should not be employed by San Mateo County, She should have been fired back in 2010 when this exact behavior first surfaced.

San Mateo County Supervisor’s have allowed this Dishonest behavior in the District Attorney’s Office for 17 years that we are aware of.

Our fingers are crossed that the settlement includes disbarment.

The Almanac continues to protect the District Attorney’s Office

The above article has closed the comment section. I notified the paper in advance of the April 17, 2017 Hearing they did not write an article about it and refused to allow me to blog about it, I attended the hearing they did not.

The Charges

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State Bar Court Suspends C.C.C. Former District Attorney Mark Peterson.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

The State Bar Court announced yesterday July 28, 2017 the Temporary Suspension which takes effect next month.

The reason Mark Peterson is Former District Attorney is that he was offered the “Those who Matter” plea bargain of reducing 13 Felony charges to 1 of Perjury back in June. That’s over 90% of the charges gone, why?  This is the person trusted with charging people with crimes. If any case deserved to go to court on ALL charges this was one.

Doron Weinberg is Mark Peterson’s attorney. This is a small world connection, Doron Weinberg was SMC’s Dr. William Ayres attorney in the criminal trial and DDA Melissa McKowan was the prosecutor.

In San Mateo County DDA Melissa McKowan is in State Bar Court

State Bar matter 13-O-13293

August 15-18, 2017 for 2 counts of Dishonesty, Not the first time I might add. She should have been terminated as a San Mateo County Employee and disbarred back in 2010.

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San Mateo County’s Prosecution of Matthew Graves was Hateful & Vicious.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County’s Historical First Jury Trial of a Human Trafficking Case. Why was this case ever tried at this level in the first place? I want to be clear here, I’m talking about the prosecution only, what in the world motivated District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe to go forward with these charges. A 28 year old black man and father of a 4 year old daughter has been sentenced to 34 years to life in prison. This case does not involve 25 women forced into prostitution like the FBI Operation Dollhouse Sting did. It involved one woman and her statements.

The District Attorney is Elected by the people, they are responsible for his/her behavior.

DDA Melissa McKowan who should have been fired by Steve Wagstaffe 7 years ago is going to trial next month August 15-18 in San Francisco. The State Bar has charged her with 2 counts of Dishonesty. Think about that a San Mateo County Employee who prosecutes people is dishonest and has been for 7 years that we know of. How many innocent people have been convicted in San Mateo County because of this supported behavior?

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Concerned SMC residents, Please Attend  July 21, 2017 @ 2:PM Sentencing Hearing of Mathew Graves.

 

Google Prosecutorial Misconduct and my name, you will see some of my efforts to Eliminate Prosecutorial Misconduct in San Mateo County for the last 17 years. The leaders of SMC both elected and appointed have been warned, notified and asked to stop this, to date they have refused.

 

Editor,

Response to SMDJ article “Jury issues first-ever human trafficking conviction in county: Man found guilty of crimes stemming from Burlingame.”

By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff Feb 18, 2017

When I think about Human Trafficking of Underaged Sex Slaves in San Mateo County, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos comes to mind. He was caught and detained as a CUSTOMER inside a single family residence located at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada on April 21, 2007 around 9:20 PM by the FBI and LVMPD. There were several women in the home.

The residents of SMC all know what our District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe thinks about “Those Who Matter,” being caught as customers of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves. Here is his e-mail I received from a FOIA request.

Steve Wagstaffe 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

Mathew Graves turned down a 10 year prison term plea bargain because he had faith in our judicial system and he knew he was not guilty of the charges the DA charged him with. He faces 30 years in prison next Friday.

Michael G. Stogner

Monterey County

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San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Melissa McKowan Trial Dates changed to August 15-18, 2017.

The State Bar of California has charged her with 2 counts of Dishonesty. That sounds shocking enough all by itself, This is not the first time the Bar has investigated her for this same behavior. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti have also Investigated her for the same allegations and she was dishonest in her responses to Guidotti.

The Question is How is she still employed by San Mateo County?

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