Former County Health Services & Health Officer Accuses DA of Abuse of Power

by admin / Aug 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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District Attorney Vernon Pierson’s Abuse of the Powers of His Office

2015-08-28, 14:28:12 PLACERVILLE CA

"District Attorney Vernon Pierson’s Abuse of the Powers of His Office" is the title of a Letter sent to the Board of Supervisors by El Dorado County's former Director of Health Services & County Health Officer, Curt Weidmer, MD, MPH.

The letter entered into the public record reads:

Dear Sirs,

About a year ago I filed a complaint with The State Bar of California stating that our District Attorney, Vernon Pierson, had carried out a malicious prosecution against his political opponent, Dan Dellinger. The jury tossed the case [against Dan Dellinger] out in 45 minutes.

The State Bar of California conducted an investigation of my complaint. Peter Eng, Deputy Trial Counsel concluded that under the laws of California, there would not be sufficient grounds for disciplinary action against Vernon Pierson. The State Bar of California investigator suggested that I bring this matter to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors or the press. I have taken this issue to the press some time ago.

With the ongoing problems with the County Auditor and the role that his friend, Vernon Pierson, may play in this matter, I am raising my concerns with your Board at this time. I am also concerned about the shenanigans that the DA appears to be playing against Judge Dylan Sullivan. It is of interest that Pierson’s man, Joe Hoffman, lost to Judge Sullivan in the last election.  

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Curt Weidmer, MD, MPH
Former El Dorado County Director of Health Services & County Health Officer

Will the DA do his job?