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May 18, 2024

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Sheriff pleads the Fifth in CCW testimony

Santa Clara County’s elected sheriff and the department’s second-in-command invoked their right against self-incrimination instead of answering questions from prosecutors before a criminal grand jury earlier this month.

Wasserman cites memory problems in CCW testimony

Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman’s testimony to a criminal grand jury last month, transcripts reveal, was characterized by long, rambling answers and frequent references to his poor memory.

DA backs claim alleging Gav board violated Brown Act

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has supported allegations that the Gavilan College board violated Brown Act provisions in October of last year when it increased the president’s pay during closed session, but also confirmed the deadline had passed to invalidate the action.

Former councilman finishes up community service

The Gilroy councilman who pleaded “no contest” in December to a misdemeanor for stealing thousands of dollars from a private Memorial Day parade fund has completed his community service hours.

Gartman agrees to reduced charge in parade theft case

Former Gilroy City Councilman Craig Gartman, charged in May for felony grand theft of thousands of dollars from a private Memorial Day parade fund, pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced misdemeanor, bringing an end to a bitter saga that lasted nearly two-and-a-half years.