Plea agreement for former CASA direct...

Plea agreement for former CASA director rejected by Yolo judge

There are 8 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Plea agreement for former CASA director rejected by Yolo judge. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

A former Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates director's plea was rejected Thursday.

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SAMSO

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#1 Jan 20, 2011
No justice here! Just more taxpayer dollars being wasted. I got a call from 2 people who are involved as volunteers and they are really concerned that this is all consuming for this organization. For anyone who cares the plea was for 5 years probation and 1 year jail. Now on Feb 2 it could be for 16 mos - 2 or 3 years prison time and half time off for good behavior. I don't know if they can go to trial on this now. Can anyone give an informed answer? The individuals also said that the DA got the the info from Sac County regarding the prior conviction--I thought it was from DOJ records. I am not fond of our DA but it seems that they will now have more due dillegence because of this. I hope that CASA will REALLY move forward and get some volunteers for our foster kids.
VGG

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#2 Jan 20, 2011
I am appauled by all of this. Now more time and taxpayer dollars will be spent on this fiasco. Maybe the casinos will donate to the cause.

Since: Jul 10

Winters, CA

#3 Jan 20, 2011
SAMSO wrote:
No justice here! Just more taxpayer dollars being wasted. I got a call from 2 people who are involved as volunteers and they are really concerned that this is all consuming for this organization. For anyone who cares the plea was for 5 years probation and 1 year jail. Now on Feb 2 it could be for 16 mos - 2 or 3 years prison time and half time off for good behavior. I don't know if they can go to trial on this now. Can anyone give an informed answer? The individuals also said that the DA got the the info from Sac County regarding the prior conviction--I thought it was from DOJ records. I am not fond of our DA but it seems that they will now have more due dillegence because of this. I hope that CASA will REALLY move forward and get some volunteers for our foster kids.
I'm not what quite sure what you mean by "no justice here!" And where is the waste in taxpayer dollars if this gal gets the prison time she deserves?
Don

Marysville, CA

#4 Jan 20, 2011
She should be sentenced to state prison, upper term of 3 yrs. Was on felony probation when the new felony was committed. Took advantage of a position of trust. Upper term. Then, Sac Co can add their 8 months.
(btw-a 365 day county jail term equals, at most, 182 days actually served in Yolo County. Even that can be cut down to less.)
Dreamweaver

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#5 Jan 20, 2011
Back in October I posted the question about the former director Candice Fowler and why the CASA folks in charge did not prosecute. Many others new about this FACT outside of CASA and members of the staff and board talked about it to any John Q Public that would listen. If anyone has any doubts contact a CASA board member and ask the question. A lot of this does not make sense - especially this whole plea deal. This seems to be a very tangled web that is being weaved.
jose jiminez

Vacaville, CA

#6 Jan 20, 2011
Can anyone really believe anything this DA says? He cuts deals and then claims he did not know the facts, then he cut worse deals when he does know the facts and then gives deals to guilty people just to get them to admit they are a gang member...

Must be nice to play the shell game with people's lives.
Don

Marysville, CA

#7 Jan 20, 2011
Also ... there are multiple levels of a "background check." The lowest (simply running prints through the CA DOJ system) is the lowest and cheapest, and largely worthless. Especially for a person with fiscal overview and independence. It also is the most inaccurate -- easy a 40% error rate when it comes to catching all (msdm and fel) convictions. The next level up can cost about $800, but it's money well spent.
The DA knows this.
Duane

Auburn, CA

#8 Jan 20, 2011
It seems to me that the folks at CASA acted negligently in hiring this woman and then not having any checks and balances to keep something like this from happening. Hopefully, these facts will all come out at a very long and public trial. I previously gave money to CASA. Never again.

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