District Attorney Jackie Lacey Intentionally Misleads the court: Victims get no Justice

October 28, 2012

Credit LA Times as they report on Jackie Lacey Purgery

Reposted by Wizbangblog.com Oct 25, 2012

It seems Lacey will do or say anything for personal gain.

Throughout the years Jackie Lacey has quietly perpetrated an easily-documented battle with the truth, earning the career administrator significant and sizable rewards both personal and political.

On top of perjury and union-busting, it has come to this author’s attention that Jackie Lacey, the woefully substance free, establishment candidate for District Attorney, leveraged her administrative and courtroom relationships to avoid paying medical bills and material damages to the victim of a car accident caused by her husband, Mr. David Lacey, in 2007. Shockingly, the car Mr. Lacey crashed was a government-owned vehicle.

Additionally, Jackie Lacey, who was elevated to the DA’s second-in-command spot the same week she launched her campaign for DA, was a passenger in that government-owned vehicle driven by her husband, David. The facts of the case indicate that the Laceys were violating any number of policies and ordinances by driving the car outside of official County business (otherwise insurance would have covered all of the victim’s claims and this would not be a story).

As seems to be the case, David Lacey crashed the government-owned auto he was driving into a car driven by Janet Villasenio on the I-5 southbound by Dodger Stadium. After the crash, the victim reports that Jackie Lacey used her government position to intimidate her. In an apparent effort to avoid insurance claims, Lacey identified herself and her husband as Deputy District Attorneys (a false assertion, in her husband’s case) and claimed fault in the accident, promising the victim would be compensated for material and medical damages.

In the end, after insurance refused to cover Mr and Mrs Lacey’s accident because they were using the government vehicle for personal use illegally, Jackie Lacey reneged on her spoken agreement and flatly refused to pay the damages owed to the victim. The victim, who could not afford to pay her own medical or repair bills, was forced to take the Laceys to court.

In an unusual move, Jackie Lacey appeared representing her husband and proceeded to railroad the victim while heaping syrupy and familiar banter upon the Judge and her co-workers in the courtroom. A fair trial this was not. The judge awarded the victim just $1,100 to cover her medical bills, granting Jackie Lacey’s request to forgive automotive repairs. Most disturbingly, due to her close relationship to the court, Lacey prevailed in keeping the incident off her husband’s record. The victim wasn’t so lucky as the incident still appears and will count against her record. Jackie Lacey’s version of justice was served.

Victim Villasenior’s vehicle has not been repaired since the accident and Miss Lacey has refused to help her fix the car she and her husband damaged.

What we have here is a perfect example of Jackie Lacey’s insider dealing, influence pedaling, and her playing the system for her own benefit. Is this who you want as your next District Attorney?

Jackie Lacey faces Alan Jackson in the District Attorney’s race in November.


Alan Jackson runs add about Jackie Lacey committing perjury to protect Steve Cooley and his union busting against ADDA

October 18, 2012

Alan Jackson runs add reporting Jackie Lacey’s perjury to protect her boss Steve Cooley

With nearly three weeks until the LA County District Attorney election Alan Jackson releases a much over due advertisement about Jackie Lacey committing perjury under oath to protect her boss Steve Cooley.  Anti-union animus runs rampant in the DAs office.  Cooley and Lacey will face their foes in federal court in early December.  The most recent anti-union animus occurred last week by Julie-Dixson Silva (county counsel to Steve Cooley) and Deputy DA Director Janet Moore who violated Judge Wright’s federal injunction ordering the elected DA Steve Cooley, his directors and manager to stop their anti-union behavior.  If they aren’t in contempt of court with their egregious comments who is?  An unfair labor complaint was filed by the ADDA’s AFSCME attorney Tris Carpenter. (read full complaint here)


Union Busting continues: Steve Cooley violates injunction, Jackie Lacey unable to control employees

October 15, 2012

Janet Moore and Julie-Dixon Silva lose control and engage in anti-union animus rants against the prosecutors union representative.

In the wake of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s race and union busting federal trial, anti-union animus continues. Jackie Lacey’s and Steve Cooley’s violation of a federal injunction is flagrant in the form of their manager Janet Moore and county counsel Julie-Dixon Silva.  

Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey along with their directors and managers were ordered by federal judge Otis Wright, in the form of a federal injunction to stop harassing and intimidating members of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, a certified prosecutors union.

ADDA/AFSCME attorney Tris Carpenter, represents DAs in matters such as grievance hearings and union issues, and Mr. Carpenter accompanied a young district attorney in a grievance hearing where the DA “reported sexual harassment, domestic violence, trespassing, and potential grand theft”.  Read Unfair Labor Practices complaint here. Director Janet Moore along with wannabe judge, but thankfully not appointed by Governor Brown, Julie-Dixon Silva, both flew into a rage and began their rant of anti-union remarks and explicative vocabulary unbecoming of ladies, district attorneys and managers. Janet Moore was previously named in the anti-union federal law suit set for trial in early December.  Moore was unfortunately dropped from the law suit for unknown reasons.

With language fit for a sailor, Moore reportedly screamed at the union representative Tris Carpenter calling him a “paid Lackey whose only existence was to draw a salary from the dues paid by the members of the union”.  She told Mr. Carpenter to “get the f*** out of my office”, but that the district attorney filing their grievance could stay.  Moore violated the federal injunction, ERO 5.04.070 and ERO 5.04.240 by restraining and coercing employees from exercising their rights avail themselves of union representation and file grievances when they are mistreated.

Moore and Silva committed unfair employee relations practices and could be held in contempt of federal court.  Inside sources say this is only one of many flagrant violations that have existed over the past year since the injunction was filed. Meanwhile, Jackie Lacey has been seen around town at debates and fundraisers bragging about her abilities as a manager.  It seems her ability to manage Julie-Dixon Silva and Janet Moore are only part of Jackie Lacey’s problems as she enters into the District Attorney’s election and federal court where she will face perjury allegations.