Tag Archives: DA

DA loses child sex abuse case

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – John Edward Kufner, the 62-year-old McKinleyville man accused of prolonged child sex abuse, was found not guilty on all counts today, July 28 in Humboldt Count Superior Court. The seven women/five men jury deliberated only a few hours in the case, in which Deputy District Attorney Zachary S.

Eureka resident convicted for meth

Humboldt District Attorney Office EUREKA – District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that Shiva Bond, a 45- year-old Eureka resident, was convicted today April 21 of possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. The jury verdicts came after a 6-day trial in Department 2 of Humboldt Superior Court before Hon. Marilyn B. Miles. Officers

Candidates’ Campaign Coffers Revealed

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Former County Prosecutor Maggie Fleming, the frontrunner in the district attorney race, has raised $118,000 for her campaign – more than twice that of her most viable opponent, County Prosecutor Elan Firpo. Campaign finances for the period between March 18 and May 17 were submitted late last week,

Judge Tosses Plea Deals In Arcata Stabbing Case

(UPDATED at 8:27 a.m. April 4 with edits, additional information and photos.) Jack Durham Mad River Union EUREKA – Superior Court Judge Joyce Hinrichs has tossed out plea bargains made between the District Attorney’s Office and the suspects in the stabbing death of an Arcata man, stating that the deals would “erode public confidence in

Claim Against DA Alleges Corruption, Discrimination, Harassment – May 8, 2012

Daniel Mintz Eye Correspondent HUMBOLDT – The District Attorney’s Office’s Legal Services Manager has filed a damage claim against the county alleging that District Attorney Paul Gallegos, former Assistant DA Wes Keat, Chief Investigator Mike Hislop and other management-level employees subjected her to “discrimination, harassment and retaliation.” Filed by Jeannie Duncan, who’s who had been on

$150K Audit Probes Years Of Grant Bungling By DA's Office – March 17, 2012

Daniel Mintz Eye Correspondent HUMBOLDT – A consulting firm specializing in grant regulation compliance is reviewing management of grant funds in the District Attorney’s Office and its work has expanded to include what a county staff report describes as “all prior year grants and revenue sources.” The firm’s expanded contract is said to be connected