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Testimony painted supervisors as unwilling to take responsibility or take action
FINANCIAL CRISIS: The handling of the
pool collapse by county leadership unfolds in 9,000
pages of grand jury transcripts.
December 29, 1995
Byline: RICKY YOUNG: The Orange County Register
Orange County supervisors failed to take charge when their treasury collapsed,
with some focusing more on political fallout than on saving the county, according to
transcripts of grand jury testimony.
Three of the supervisors, Wieder, Tom Riley and Gaddi Vasquez, have since left
But the grand jury has issued accusations of misconduct against the remaining two
_ Roger Stanton and William Steiner _ for failing to do their jobs. The sole penalty
is removal from office.
Both supervisors are accused of failing to cast informed votes on $975 million of
county borrowings, failing to oversee Citron and failing to make sure county
agenda information was adequate.
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