Just as a reminder Frank Carson still has a pending case against him with a perjury charge. He is being accused of misrepresenting information on the fair political practices commission form when he ran for district attorney in 2014.
In the preliminary hearing there was an employee of the FPPC who was testifying in regards to that information, and stated that she has never seen a criminal charge filed against anybody resulting from the information on the forms, let alone a felony. It is typically an addendum to the form that is done, and sometimes it may result in a minor fine. But the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office chose to file felony perjury charges against Frank Carson based on that form.
Recently I’ve been hearing rumors about the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office recusing themselves from this case. After a little bit of research and asking a lot of questions, I was able to find out that the Stanislaus County district attorney Birgit Fladager has recused herself and her office stating that there is a conflict of interest.
The Atty. Gen.’s office is now in charge of the prosecution in this case. Unfortunately, if this case does go forward it will still be heard in front of Judge Barbara Zuniga, unless something dramatic happens.
Frank Carson’s next court date is scheduled for February 26, 2020 at 9 AM in Department #2.
Anybody that’s willing and able to go to that hearing please let me know what happens as I am not able to make it. Please provide as much details as possible thanks.
I will keep everyone advised as the information becomes available.