Defense Attorney Ratchets Up Criticism of Orange County DA and Snitch Scandal

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS)—A defense attorney who won the recusal of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting the worst mass killer in county history ratcheted up his efforts on Oct. 21 to achieve the same objective in a drug possession case with new allegations of cheating by local law enforcement. Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, whose client Robert Glenn Barr is charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, alleged that District Attorney Todd Spitzer is covering up evidence in the so-called snitch scandal, which Spitzer used to unseat his predecessor Tony Rackauckas. Sanders, in representing Scott Dekraai, got him off the hook for the death penalty for committing a Seal Beach beauty salon massacre based on allegations that sheriff’s deputies violated the rights of jail inmates and that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence to defense attorneys. Dekraai, who pleaded guilty to the …