DE MARTINI BEING INVESTIGATED

QUESTIONS FOR:

kredick@modbee.com, jjardine@modbee.com, jkieta@modbee.com, mdunbar@modbee.com, gstapley@modbee.com, kvaline@modbee.com, jholland@modbee.com, kcarlson@modbee.com,

THIS QUESTION IS FOR JEFF JARDINE IN PARTICULAR

WHY IS REPUBLICAN SUPERVISOR JIM DE MARTINI BEING INVESTIGATED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY FLADAGER IN THE FRANK CARSON CASE?

DA MARLISSA FERREIRA AND INVESTIGATOR KIRK BUNCH INTERVIEWED HIM ON MAY 16, 2016 WITH COUNTY COUNSEL JOHN DOERN AND BOB TARO ATTENDING ON DE MARTINE’S BEHALF.

FOR DA ASKS FOR GAG ORDER ON STORIES WRITTEN FOR THE BACK STORY IN ORDER NOT TO TAINT A FUTURE JURY.

HAS THE BEE BEEN INTIMIDATED BY THE DA TO NOT COVER THE TRIAL?

EIGHT SHERIFF BAILIFFS FURNISH SECURITY FOR THE COURTROOM AND LOBBY AT THE 12TH & L COURT HOUSE.

FEWER THAN 16 VISITORS ATTEND THE TRIAL, ONE BAILIFF EVERY TWO SPECTATORS.

VISITING JUDGE ZUNIGA QUOTES:

“I’M GLAD I DON’T LIVE IN STANISLAUS COUNTY”

“MS.FERRIERA, BRING ME EVIDENCE.”

“I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT.”

“I WEAR THE ROBE.”

EXTRA

Can Senator Warren’s Views Apply to Mike Zagaris and George Petrulakis

 

Modesto real estate mogul Mike Zagaris and presidential candidate Donald Trump are on the same page when it comes to the collapse of the housing bubble in 2008.

As Trump said, “I’ve always made more money in bad markets than in good markets.”

 

“The best way to get what you want is to buy the government.” by former Mayor Carmen Sabatino. For George Petrulakis and Mike Zagaris it is just good business and increases the bottom line.

Warren directed her ire to the current personification of the greed-is-good mentality, the self-proclaimed billionaire Donald Trump, who bragged in 2007 that he was “excited” for the real estate market to crash because, as he put it, “I’ve always made more money in bad markets than in good markets.”

“The rest of us were horrified by the 2008 financial crisis…But Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown because it meant he could buy up a bunch more property on the cheap.”

She wondered what we all wondered as the value of our assets shrunk to numbing negative numbers in 2008.

“What kind of a man does that? Root for people to get thrown out on the street? Root for people to lose their jobs, root for people to lose their pensions? Root for two little girls in Clark County, Nevada, to end up living in a van. What kind of man does that?”

“I’ll tell you exactly what kind—a man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure money grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt so long as he makes money off of it. What kind of a man does that?”