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  • Monday, February 20, 2006

     

    TWISTED BADGE UPDATE

    Orange Net News ecasts local interest Twisted Badge stories as a public service. To get the full inside story, back issues or other Twisted Badge information Click On: www.twistedbadge.com .

    February 20, 2006

    By Mike Madigan

    There was a well attended reception at upscale Antonello's Restaurant last week for a veteran homicide prosecutor who recently retired from the Orange County DA's office. Senior Deputy DA Mike Jacobs got a gold badge installed on a beautiful plaque with a message of thanks for 30 years of dedicated service signed by Tony Rackauckas, but the DA did not attend. Jacobs retired on February 3, 2006, adding his name to the drain of talent which appears to be the legacy of the Rackauckas administration. Shortly after taking office, Rackauckas reportedly used county personnel and resources to issue special badges for his key supporters and formed a non profit foundation. The California Attorney General opened an investigation and Jacobs was one of three veteran prosecutors who traveled to Sacramento to meet with AG investigators . In early 2001, Jacobs was fired, the DA claimed, for not reporting his concerns to a supervisor and for talking to the press. He filed a lawsuit and was reinstated with back pay, then spent the remainder of his career shuffling papers in a distant courthouse. He lost a civil lawsuit he filed against Rackauckas, but is appealing that jury verdict. His federal lawsuit is on hold (for more see - www.twistedbadge.com/feature_tonyr_p30.htm). I recently met with Jacobs for an exclusive interview and I'm happy to report that he has no intention of leaving "The OC". This interview will be available soon for download at www.twistedbadge.com.

    END OF PART 20: Things are heating up. Messages may be sent to Mike Jacobs c/o mike@twistedbadge.com. For the inside story, stay tuned to www.twistedbadge.


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