Category Archives: Zain Jaffer, “I was incredibly fortunate that I was able to defend myself through the legal system, but I am aware that many others are not. Moving forward, I plan on examining ways that I can help
Zain Jaffer former San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez finds himself in exactly the Situation you claim you want to HELP.
Zain Jaffer, “I was incredibly fortunate that I was able to defend myself through the legal system, but I am aware that many others are not. Moving forward, I plan on examining ways that I can help.
“Being wrongfully accused of these crimes has been a terrible experience, which has had a deep and lasting impact on my family and the employees of my business. Those closest to me knew I was innocent and were confident that all of the charges against me would eventually be dismissed,” said Mr. Jaffer. “I want to thank the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office for carefully reviewing and considering all of the information and evidence in this case and dropping all the charges. I am also incredibly grateful for the continued and unwavering support of my wife and family, and look forward to spending some quality time with them.”
Mr. Jaffer said he appreciates that justice was served in his case and that he wants to help other people who find themselves in similar situations. “I was incredibly fortunate that I was able to defend myself through the legal system, but I am aware that many others are not. Moving forward, I plan on examining ways that I can help others who are innocent and are seeking to obtain justice.”
The above statement was word-crafted and prepared by Mr. Jaffer’s Public Relations firm Sitrick And Company before his July 2, 2018 court appearance.
Sitrick And Company Terry Fahn or Stuart Pfeifer (310) 788-2850
In my 22 years of reporting on San Mateo County Court cases I have never seen a Defense Attorney file documents with the court claiming a Sheriff Detective and a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge both committed Perjury in this case.
Defense Attorney Tony Serra “SMCSO Detective Andrew Armando committed Perjury.”
Defense Attorney Tony Serra, “Judge Joseph Scott has Perjured Himself”
LOPEZ, JUAN PABLO
Unknown Offense Code
PC532(a)-FEL-Obtaining Money, Labor Or Property By False Pretenses
PC115(a)-FEL-Procuring And Offering False Or Forged Instrument
The recent Batmobile case with more than 10,000,000 VIEWS and 22,000 comments shinned a bright light on the Abuse of Power that has existed and continues to exist today in San Mateo County.
What the recent Batmobile case demonstrated was the Abuse of Power that exists in the San Mateo County District Attorneys Office.
Thanks to Adam Alberti an executive with the Sam Singer Public Relations Firm in San Francisco, a Board of Directors Member of San Mateo County Sheriff Activities League, and Publisher of the RWC Climate Magazine, we have these quotes from SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos regarding his decision to send an elite TEAM of 4 Sheriff Employees to another state to arrest and bring back one Mark Racop a minster who builds Batmobile cars.
RWC Climate article Published on September 8, 2022
San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos said:
“At any time during this investigation the DA’s Office could have informed us that we did not have enough evidence to proceed and that would have ended the investigation,”
“Had judges not issued the search or arrest warrants, we would have never served them.
In 2015 I went to the regular San Mateo County Board of Supervisor Meeting to make a Public Comment. I wanted to make my statement in Public so that there would be an official record documented.
Here is that statement regarding the State of California DMV Computers and the USPS computers being hacked in the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors were fully aware of this ABUSE of POWER.
My hope is that Adam Alberti would send a REPORTER to cover the 8 year criminal case of San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez, he is a Redwood City resident, his case should be compared to the Batmobile case and the Zain Jaffer case IMHO.
I have not seen any coverage by any San Mateo County Media of this Very Important case.
Your request (attached) has been forwarded to me for response. I have some questions regarding the scope of your request, but I am hoping they may turn out to be academic and not require resolution based on what I write below.
I received a similar request to yours (prior to yours) that has been narrowed down to:
Emails to or from each of the five Supervisors and Mike Callagy in the last three months that contain the terms: “Racop”, “Logansport”, “batmobile” or “Anagnostou”.
That requestor is also interested in emails between Steve Wagstaffe and Mike Callagy or the Board. Those will also be provided if they exist. The requestor was also interested in all emails to or from the Sheriff with those terms and I previously conducted an equivalent search and didn’t find any.
Because that Public Records Act request came to me first and underlaps with yours, I am going to work on that one first and then provide you with the same documents I provide that requestor. My hope is that, that search will provide you what you are seeking and/or help us work together to design any subsequent searches. So my proposal is that I do that and then you let me know after you have reviewed that material if you are seeking additional searches. Does that work?
I would observe that although they will be captured by my search, the other requestor is not interested in emails from members of the Public expressing their views of the case. If YOU WANT those emails I need to know NOW so I can flag them when I am conducting my review?
I will observe that communications with the County Attorney’s Office that exist (if any) would likely be exempt under Section 6254(k) of the Government Code and the attorney-client privilege as well as the work product doctrine. Further any emails with the District Attorney that reflect the investigation itself would be exempt under Section 6254(f). Both categories would be withheld from any production.
This is a civil, not a criminal matter, Everybody and their mother knows this.
We already know what did happen, the main question now is why is this case still ACTIVE?
22-SF-008723-A | The People of the State of California vs. MARK RACOP
001 PC532(a)-FEL-Obtaining Money, Labor Or Property By False Pretenses 532(a) Felony 08/01/2020
002 PC484B-FEL-Diversion Of Construction Funds 484B Felony 08/01/2020
I will be there in person because Mark Racop has to fly out from Indiana to say two words, Not Guilty in PERSON in San Mateo County County because a Judge has ordered him to appear in person. He is not allowed to appear on ZOOM for this arraignment hearing. Remember he lives and works in Indiana.
Some of you might have heard of this case since ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes broke the story of the July 19, 2022 Search Warrant being served on Mark Racop at his place of business in Indiana by a four man TEAM of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office finest. The plan was to arrest Mark Racop and bring him all the way back to San Mateo County to TEACH HIM and others a lesson about the power of the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Judges, County Counsel and the Supervisors of San Mateo County.
Mark Racop’s case has received worldwide attention because of the Batmobile replica that his company Fiberglass Freaks makes by hand.
The majority of the 22,000 comments made from the 10M VIEWS in 2 months have been similar.
Here are just 2 recent comments:
It’s hard to believe that the Sheriff double down on his stupid actions with a stupid statement that he would ask the same thing of investigators whenever a “Potential Crime” came to his attention. You don’t issue search and arrest warrants for potential crimes, you investigate and come up with some basic evidence to support what your buddy told you. How did a judge get conned into signing these warrants? Did the Sheriff use his friendship with the Judge to influence the warrants? Was the whole story disclosed to the judge? Assuming there was a contract, the purchaser was in breach of contract when he failed to make a timely payment. The consequence of the missed payment was not losing his money or his Batmobile, but merely losing his position in the queue. This is a civil, not a criminal matter.
The sad thing is this is probably the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this sheriff’s corruption. Given that county sheriffs are primarily responsible for property seizures and evictions, there should be an investigation to see if the sheriff misused his authority on behalf of his realtor friend. If so, this story instantly becomes something much bigger and something that should lead to prison sentences for both the sheriff and the realtor.
The Batmobile case has shinned a light on San Mateo County Government when no other case I’m aware of has done. The great news is nobody was Murdered or Executed by the Sheriff’s Office Employees this time.
This behavior is more the norm in San Mateo County, just look at the ret. Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case and the Edais Family vs. Coroner Robert Foucralt case as current examples.
Please check back for updates as to the Status of this case and the Friday In-person hearing, I hope to see you there.
A bromance is a very close and non-sexual relationship between two or more men. It is an exceptionally tight, affectional, homosocial male bonding relationship exceeding that of usual friendship, and is distinguished from normal friendship by a particularly high level of emotional intimacy.
You knew on June 7, 2022 Election day that this special relationship was over.
That same day, Atherton, and San Mateo County was about to have the National Attention it so well deserves, a Criminal Case filed in San Mateo County Courts, that normally wouldn’t even get one tweet about got more than 5,000,0000 VIEWS thanks to ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes.
The Batmobile Case 22-SF-008723-A | The People of the State of California vs. MARK RACOP
Not the former San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Criminal Case which has still never made it in front of a Jury yet. 8 YEARS of LIES by the SMC Government. 15-SF-001819-E | The People of the State of California vs. JUAN PABLO LOPEZ, People vs. Juan Pablo Lopez case NF433910A, SF395377F | The People of the State of California vs. JUAN PABLO LOPEZ. You would think a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge committing PERJURY would get National Attention, It didn’t.
Not the Edais Family vs. San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucralt case, 21-CIV-04737 | MUSTAFA EDAIS, et al vs. ROBERT FAUCRAULT, et al
Not even the Zain Jaffer case: People vs. Zainali Jaffer 17NF012415A got this much attention.
Why would San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos need to hire a New Attorney at all? He has stated he did nothing wrong and he would do it again for any resident of San Mateo County.
Attorney James Touchstone represents Bolanos and called the investigation a political overreach because there is no evidence the sheriff had done something wrong and did not fall into the San Mateo County Board of Supervisor’s Aug. 30 decision to hire an independent investigator.
“This makes no fiscal or legal sense,” Touchstone said. “The board has no say in how the Sheriff’s Office is run.”
San Mateo County Government has been wasting Taxpayer for the last 22 years that I’m aware of, I’ve never heard James Touchstone ever be concerned about it before.
September 1, 2022 U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Thomas Webster, 56, to 10 years in prison plus three years of supervised release, noting that along with Rathbun, “the other victim was democracy.” Webster retired from the NYPD in 2011 after 20 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985 to 1989.
Thomas Webster’s prison sentence is the longest so far among roughly 250 people who have been punished for their role in the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. The previous longest was shared by two other rioters, who each were sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.
Do Law Enforcement Officers ever break the Law? Of course they do, they are human beings, Nobody is above the law.
The title sounds like the beginning of a Joke doesn’t it. It’s not. San Mateo County Gang activity has a light shining on it like never before. More than 5 Million Views and over 20,000 comments in just 2 weeks time. Many of the comments want Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe to resign. They are calling for criminal charges against the Sheriff, and forfeiture of his pension.
How many San Mateo County Elected Officials think Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe should resign? “Therein lies the problem”
Some of you might recall that I personally asked Sheriff Greg Munks and UnderSheriff Carlos G. Bolanos to resign for their behavior on April 21, 2007. They didn’t and not one San Mateo County Elected Official made the same request after the April 21, 2007 activity.
The Batmobile Case
Comment: The Almanac
Posted by Jake Leone a resident of Menlo Park: other on Aug 18, 2022 at 12:57 pm Jake Leone is a registered user. Anagnostou knew this was a civil case the DA told him this the first time he filed a criminal complaint. In California, if you file a false police report, you can get 6 months in jail, a hefty fine, and have to pay restitution to the county, for all expenses, official hours, and any damages as a result of your crime. Knowing the case was strictly civil, Mr. Anagnostou filed a 2nd complaint using with untruthful information, that may well constitute a crime in California, Wagstaffe should be investigating this and issue a public warning/citation to all relevant parties. Anagnostou should at least be cited in this case. The reason is that Mr. Racop could file a massive lawsuit against San Mateo county. That lawsuit would continue to cost county taxpayers a lot of money,possibly millions fighting it and settling it. If Anagnostou is properly cited as having violated California law, San Mateo could deflect some of the cost of the lawsuit and any settlement to Anagnostou. Obviously, it might “Feel” like getting ripped off. But Mr. Anagnostou was not ripped off. This was all part of the agreement that he signed. He failed to make payments, then demanded the car be delivered, he used the Sheriff’s department as an enforcer. Anagnostou used the Sheriff’s department to extort and defraud Mr. Racop. The optics are not the problem. We see the problem clearly because it has exposed serious flaws in San Mateo country law enforcement community that need to be rectified. We can’t let our police be weaponized to become extra-judicial enforcers in what was then known to all parties to be nothing but a civil dispute. That Mr. Anagnostou was free to pursue in the civil courts. As far as we can tell, the car was under production, and probably would have been delivered by now except for the criminal complaints and lawsuits by Mr. Anagnostou, as Mr. Racop was unsure whether to proceed with the build or if a court was going to order that he cancel the job and pay back Mr. Anagnostou.
Comment from PADP August 20, 2022
Jake_Leone says: AUGUST 20, 2022 9:06 AM AT 9:06 AM Mr. Racop was following the terms of the contract signed by Mr. Anagnostou. Mr. Anagnostou failed to fully pay for the car, but then demanded that Mr. Racop either return the money or the car. Mr. Racop was under no obligation, at that point, to do either, as the money had already been committed. Mr. Anagnostou complained to the DA, and the DA said it was civil case. Mr. Anagnostou then filed a civil case, and was obliged to follow that civil case up in the appropriate court system, in Indiana. Mr Anagnostou became impatient (though the car was halfway done, per the contract). And asked his friend, Sheriff Bolanos, to go and Intimidate Mr. Racop. The Sheriff then rammed an affidavit through the DA’s office. Mr. Anagnostou knew this was an unfinished civil case, he didn’t want to deal with the civil courts, so he weaponized the police and used them as a way to extort Mr. Racop. In California, if you file a false police report, the penalty is 6 months in jail, a hefty fine, and restitution to the government for costs incurred. Why is no one talking about the case this way? Because the DA and Sheriff are all friends and friends with Mr. Anagnostou. The Board of Supervisors is playing a dangerous game, clearly the law has been broken, not by Mr. Racop but by Mr. Anagnostou and our County Sheriff. This opens up the possibility that San Mateo county could face a big civil torte suite from Mr. Racop, over the weaponizing of Sheriff’s department, to extort money and property from Mr. Racop, and by endangering Mr. Racop’s health from the horrid stress of this incident. The DA should promptly dismiss this case. Issue a citation to Mr. Anagnostou. And deflect any lawsuits, using that citation, as this could be considered the result of a crime by Mr. Anagnostou. Keep in mind, nothing is moving until Mr. Racop knows whether the civil court will direct him to pay back Mr. Anagnostou, or to finish the car, or give the car to Mr. Anagnostou as-is. And that has been the case for more than a year now. So the best way to resolve this is to either settle this out of court or be patient and let Mr. Racop finish this build.
San Mateo County Residents and Taxpayers should be asking the FIVE Supervisors why NONE of them are thinking like Jake Leone.