We’ve written a few posts her about psychotic El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson who has been prosecuting political enemies. If you’ve ever met Pierson in person, his dead fish handshake should leave a permanent memory.
Yes, the jury hung on one count on a 5-7 vote and the rest were shot down. This is a humiliating defeat for Vern Pierson.
Note that Nutting did get convicted of Misdemeanor counts related to asking for help for bail money – which would have never happened had Pierson not gone on a psychotic rampage. Any of us would have asked for help – but apparently, a county supervisor can’t ask county employees or people with business at the county for help.
It is too bad that Vern’s opponent for DA is a loser.
We had blogged here that the prosecution of Nutting may well have been tainted by a tainted grand jury. The grand jury recommendation was the excuse Vern Pierson used to prosecute two other political opponents.
The man is out of control and it is too bad the judge could not torch him for this malicious prosecution.