Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) Senior Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh was awarded the statewide honor of "Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year" yesterday at the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) Summer Conference, for his prosecutions and convictions of over 43 homicide defendants.
Each year, CDAA recognizes individuals whose outstanding ability, professional dedication, personal sacrifice, and advancing ideals of criminal justice merit the respect and admiration of prosecutors statewide. Baytieh, of the OCDA's Homicide Unit, has convicted 43 defendants of murder with no acquittals and obtained the death penalty against five of those defendants.
"This award is a tremendous acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication that Ebrahim puts into every case. He is passionate about protecting the rights of victims and tireless in his fight for justice. Ebrahim's receipt of the 'Prosecutor of the Year' award is well deserved and brings prestige to the Orange County District Attorney's Office," said id District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in a prepared statement
"I am very humbled and honored to receive this amazing award on a personal level; however, I also recognize that this award is more of a reflection on our great office and the excellent team of prosecutors and DA investigators that I am fortunate enough to work with every day," said Baytieh.