Updated August 26, 2011 at 03:10 pm
We caught up with OCDA's spokesperson Farrah Emami and asked her to comment on the significant difference between the OCDA's starting point, from 34 felony counts to one misdemeanor. Ms. Emami objected to our observation that there appears to be a significant difference in sentencing between the haves and the have nots. Ms. Emami also noted that based on the merits of the case, the OCDA's office feels justice was served. The key here is that our observation about sentencing differences is not necessarily related to the quality of the prosecution and or defense, as much as what the judges decide. In this case, judge Thomas Goethals dismissed four of the felony counts and reduced the fifth, attempting, to a misdemeanor. Trust this is not an min-OJ in the making.
According to the OCDA’s office, two Tesoro High School seniors have been charged with hacking into the school computer system and changing grades to better their chances of college admission after breaking in to the high school late at night.