Contra Costa District Attorney Mark A. Peterson already was facing possible ouster

By Marty Carlson


California Atty. General agents detained Contra Costa County district attorney Mark A. Peterson last Thursday during a search of his home and office.

Agents seized his iPhone, iPad, and appointment calendar. The Atty. Gen.’s office stated they wanted those items because they are believed to contain the district attorney’s travel schedule, whereabouts and spending habits.

In February 2017, a criminal investigation was opened into Peterson’s spending. And he is being investigated for possible felony embezzlement, felony perjury and other related offenses. Much of this investigation was started as a result of a grand jury accusation issued against him in May.

Peterson has apparently admitted that he secretly spent more than $66,000 of the campaign cash on personal expenses over a five-year period, in violation of California law.

Peterson was contacted by the media stated that he is fully cooperating with the investigation and did confirm via text that the Atty. Gen.’s office had contacted him.

In December 2016, it was revealed he had spent about $66,000 from his campaign fund on gas, hot meals, movie tickets and close. Apparently, he made some cash withdrawals as well. Many of these expenditures started in 2011 and ended in 2015 when the state tax board audited Peterson.

But in documents sent to oversight agencies, which were signed under penalty of perjury, he stated he had zero loans for all those years.

In addition, Peterson’s financial statements, he submitted to the County for the period have loan sections that were blank.

In January, the California Fair Political Practices Commission fine Peterson $45,000 saying he had violated the state’s political reform act nine times.

In May, the Contra Costa civil grand jury served a civil accusation against Peterson, alleging he committed corrupt or willful misconduct during his term in office, they also suggested he be removed.

Peterson, he was running for reelection in 2018, has already two opponents who said they will run for the position.

Prosecutors in Peterson office also issued a non-confidence vote, which passed by a large majority. The attorney’s union issued a written statement stating that they have done their jobs under difficult circumstances with Peterson’s malfeasance for way too long.

Also noted in February of this year, an appellate court issued a ruling that limits what criminal charges prosecutors can file when a public

official submits a false document related to his or her financial disclosures

Dawgs note:

I’m sure this is no coincidence that this is now happening since Kamala Harris has left the Atty. Gen.’s office. It is very obvious that she was not willing to take action in these matters due to her political aspirations.


  1. I was watching the senate’s grilling of a great Attorney General when a terrible thing happened. The camera switched to kamala💩 harris. I immediately had to run to the toilet and vomit.
    This worthless demoRAT pond scum sucking piece of garbage had to be shut down by the chairman because of her rudeness. She is lower then whale crap on the ocean floor.
    When she💩 was AG in commiefornia I gave her un-disbutable evidence including video verification that the merced county deputy sheriff committed a felony against a citizen and she REFUSED to prosecute the filthy corrupt deputy sheriff.
    She is a trash bag and should be prosecuted for failing to remove an easily proven corrupt lying deputy who is still lying to convict innocent citizens.
    Again I have video proof of the puke pot deputy.💩

    • I have been pretty embarrassed by her conduct in these hearings, she is making speeches by asking rapid fire questions and not waiting for an answer.
      I am pretty sure she has higher aspirations. Her twitter feeds are even worse.

  2. She did the same thing in Frank Carson’s and others case. Not wanting to get involved and telling others not to also. She is worthless as worthless can be. She refuses to do her job and without a doubt remains employed. WTF is going on in this corrupt government?

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