Category Archives: Steve Wagstaffe

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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San Mateo County Harbor District’s Closed Door Session ended before it could start.

June 5, 2017 6:30PM El Granada, California The District had scheduled a closed door session to discuss the Bankruptcy of Cartel Management/Titians of Maverick and its impact on the District who had issued a 5 year permit.

Commissioners Edmundo Larenas and Sabrina Brennan refused to attend if attorney Steve Miller was going to attend. Robert Bernardo and Virginia Chang Kiraly were ok with it, WHY?

Hanson Bridgett LLP the law firm representing the District was the cause of the abrupt but not unexpected ending before the start of the closed meeting. There were two members of the public who spoke during the public comment section. I Michael G. Stogner spoke to inform the District that I had filed a criminal complaint with the District Attorneys Office on May 8, 2017 that covered the vote to issue a 5 year permit was illegal, the Commissioners were notified that Discussion of the permit was on the agenda and only the discussion, 2 of the Commissioners understood that and complied one recused himself and one abstained. The other three made a motion and voted for something that wasn’t on the agenda which means the public had no idea this might happen. This happens more often than you would think in San Mateo County. The Supervisors did it on July 12, 2016 agenda Item 7 for example. The difference was the District’s attorney and Manager clearly informed the Commissioners that they were there that night to Discuss the subject of a 5 year permit. Part of my comment identified Hanson Bridgett LLP as being 100% responsible for all cost to the taxpayers for any expense related to the 5 year permit because they allowed the 3 Commissioners to create this permit that night knowing it was wrong.

The other public comment was by John Ullom who told them “I told you so.”

John and I were the only members of the public who attended the meeting.

Virginia Chang Kiraly closed the meeting as Sabrina Brennan tried to read a letter into the record. VCK would not allow it, she knew what was going to be read because she had received a copy of the letter earlier.

At issue is the fact that Hanson Bridgett LLP is the cause of the 5 year permit existing in the first place. There are several legal issues because of that and 2 Commissioners see the obvious Conflict of Interest in allowing Hanson Bridgett LLP to attend the closed session meeting.

Hanson Bridgett LLP should be terminated Immediately and all costs related to the 5 year permit should be recovered.

Legal counsel is the public’s safety net when elected official want to do something illegal. They are there to guide the elected officials. That did not happen in this case.

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San Mateo County’s Biggest Misconduct Case. Former Deputy Juan P. Lopez has just switched attorneys. Tony Serra has replaced Stuart Hanlon.

The reason I call this the biggest Misconduct case is it involves, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and County Counsel Office all conspiring to harm Juan P. Lopez.

It has been almost 3 years since District Attorney told the public Juan Lopez was involved in smuggling a cell phone and drugs to a gang member in his jail cell. To this day there is NO EVIDENCE of that being true.

 

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San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Mckowan charged with 2 counts of Dishonesty. Not the first time

The State Bar of California has charged her with 2 counts of Dishonesty

Update: Yesterday May 15, 2017 3:00PM was first Settlement Conference next Settlement Conference is set for June 5, 2017

Trial Dates are July 5,6 & 7, 2017

Melissa McKowan Disciplined first time

Charges

State Bar of California

State Bar Calendar Website

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Media Blackout of DDA Melissa McKowan’s State Bar Court Case.

April 17, 2017 There was a Court Hearing in San Francisco at the State Bar Court.

All print media in San Mateo County was notified in advance. None produced a story and none attended the Court Hearing. I know this because I was there. One other note the Almanac and the Half Moon Bay Review would not allow me to post a thread about this on their websites, this subject is off limits for some reason.

Almanac Article March 15, 2013

State Bar of California vs. Melissa Mckowan

Michael Stogner Video

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Should San Mateo County continue doing Internal Investigations? McKowan & Lopez cases.

In 2012 DDA Melissa McKowan was suspended without pay (24 Hours) for being Dishonest. This is a person that Prosecutes People and Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti know she lies. The suspension which Steve Wagstaffe said was appropriate didn’t stop her dishonest behavior. Within 60 days of this suspension she did it again. She was in San Francisco this week at the State Bar Court for more charges of Dishonesty.

San Mateo County residents should know that all seven Print Newspapers that serve you were notified in advance of this court date. None chose to print a story about a Prosecutor being charged with dishonesty. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sends stories of interest to reporters every day and has for years, this did not make his list either.

State Bar of California vs. Melissa KcKowan

Melissa Mckowan’s Response

Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P.Lopez was suspended for 200 hours later reduced to 150 he appealed and lost. The Investigating against him was conducted by a dishonest SMC Sgt. The Board of Supervisors have been notified of this information and they fail to act.

Deputy Juan P. Lopez SMDJ article

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San Mateo County DDA Melissa Mc Kowan has Court Appearance Monday April 17, 2017. State Bar Supreme Court.

McKowan not only lied to a victim’s mother, she lied to SMCDA Chief Deputy M. Guidotti who was investigating the allegations of her lying.

11:00 AM, State Bar Supreme Court 180 Howard Street, San Francisco

Sixth floor, Courtroom 2.     Judge Lucy Armendariz.

Update: May 15, 2017 1st Settlement Conference was held. Next Settlement Conference date is June 5, 2017.

Update: Trail Dates set July 5,6 & 7, 2017

DA Wagstaffe suspended McKowan without pay that didn’t help her to stop lying.

State Bar Filing

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