Santa Cruz County prosecutor George Dunlap suspended by state bar

The State Bar of California has suspended a Santa Cruz County District Attorney for professional misconduct. Full Story
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FIRST

Anaheim, CA

#1 Sep 3, 2008
First furst Feeyurrrrst!
FIRST

Anaheim, CA

#2 Sep 3, 2008
the guy is no better than a criminal himself.
Nice Bob

Novato, CA

#3 Sep 3, 2008
Your office looks like a patchwork quilt.
FIRST

Anaheim, CA

#4 Sep 3, 2008
Good thing Ariadne Symons got onto the bench before she was investigated.
johnny

AOL

#5 Sep 3, 2008
Just another example of Santa Cruz Co. stupidity. This Jerk, Dunlap was fired several years back by San Joaquin Co. So than the stupidity of Santa Cruz Co. kicks in and hires this Jerk Dunlap.
Nice going Mr. District Attorney, real smart of you.
TomT

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Sep 3, 2008
Why was he fired from his last job? Maybe they should have asked that during the job interview.
Brynn

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Sep 3, 2008
We've all known that DA Bob Lee runs a dishonest department. No surprise here.
RobtA

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Sep 3, 2008
Failing to obey state laws? Does anyone obey laws anymore? Moral turpitude? Does anyone have morals anymore?

“Pearls before swine”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, CA.

#12 Sep 3, 2008
I'd sure like a lot more information on this case. Hey, SENTINEL reporters!! This is your beat. Give us the story here. When I was issued a TRO for SITTING IN A CHAIR in a public office, you printed an above the fold story on page 2 ALL about it. How about writing an actual report on this case?
MR LEE

United States

#13 Sep 3, 2008
same old stuff . Mr Lee where the heck are you.
SV SC

Pittsburg, CA

#14 Sep 3, 2008
Becky Johnson wrote:
I'd sure like a lot more information on this case. Hey, SENTINEL reporters!! This is your beat. Give us the story here. When I was issued a TRO for SITTING IN A CHAIR in a public office, you printed an above the fold story on page 2 ALL about it. How about writing an actual report on this case?
As always, IT wants to change the focus to IT-self. Everyone, please ignore IT.
Marshall doud

United States

#15 Sep 3, 2008
Dunlap was his lawyer and now this wife killer will sit in Santa Cruz jail for another year. He kills his wife and no trail yet. Come on Mr lee where are you.

Since: Sep 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 Sep 3, 2008
Um, I might have missed a previous story or two, so what were the allegations? Which cases were involved? What's this do to the DA's ability to handle caseloads? Where's the rest of the story?
Rodin

Aptos, CA

#17 Sep 3, 2008
"Attorney Bob Lee was immediately available to comment."--

which was???????

“ I do deny them my essence...”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#18 Sep 3, 2008
Moral Turpitude
Sounds like a great name for a band.

“ I do deny them my essence...”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#19 Sep 3, 2008
Searched the Senile archives and found this:
http://www.scsextra.com/story.php...
Duuh

Hayward, CA

#20 Sep 3, 2008
Rodin wrote:
"Attorney Bob Lee was immediately available to comment."--
which was???????
They left out, "but to a real newspaper."
the DA is a liar

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Sep 3, 2008
what a bitchass!!
Santa Cruz County prosecutor on trial for alleged ethics violations
A disciplinary hearing began Tuesday for a Santa Cruz County prosecutor accused of unethical behavior by the State Bar of California.
Assistant district attorney George Hall Dunlap Jr., 46, could be disbarred. He faces seven allegations including moral turpitude, failing to obey laws and deceit, according to the notice of disciplinary charges filed by the state bar in November.
"This is a disbarment case in the state bar's perspective," state bar deputy trial counsel Tammy Albertsen-Murray said. "It's basically lying, misrepresentation."
All of the alleged misconduct occurred before Dunlap, a former top prosecutor in San Joaquin County, was hired by District Attorney Bob Lee in October 2004.
"It has nothing to do with his performance here," Lee said. "Some of this stuff is like 12 years old."
The allegations against Dunlap, which date to February 1995, surfaced after he was fired from his position in San Joaquin County and lost an appeal of his dismissal, according to Albertsen-Murray.
State bar officials had told the Sentinel in 2004 that no disciplinary actions had been taken against Dunlap since he was admitted to the bar in 1988.
"It surprised us," Lee said. "Nothing here prompted the state to start disciplinary actions. I think that's important."
Dunlap was terminated from the San Joaquin District Attorney's Office in 2002 after an internal investigation into whether he was inappropriately involved in an ex-girlfriend's court case. Three of the allegations Dunlap faces in this week's State Bar hearing stem from that incident.
The other allegations revolve around a 1995 misdemeanor driving under the influence conviction: that Dunlap denied he had been behind the wheel when his truck collided with a car; that he failed to report his arrest to the state bar in a timely matter; and that he failed to comply with state law because he allegedly made false statements to an officer investigating the crash, something he was never convicted of.
The final allegation against Dunlap is related to a separate 1995 incident when he allegedly tried to use his position as a prosecutor to deter a California Highway Patrol officer from checking his then-wife's sobriety during a DUI investigation.

Lee pointed out that Dunlap is "not the first lawyer or judge" to be convicted of DUI and said Dunlap has not had a problem with alcohol during his tenure in this county.
It's unclear what effect any punishment from the state bar or disbarment would have on cases Dunlap has handled here, though Lee said he was confident in his office's practice of double-checking attorney's plea agreements and other decisions.
"I think it's appropriate to wait and see what happens," Lee said. "Again, this is his personal issue ... and we support him like we support any employee going through an issue."
The hearing is expected to conclude next week. The judge has 90 days to issue a ruling and make a punishment recommendation, which is then submitted to the state Supreme Court for approval.
oh jesus

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Sep 3, 2008
wow i have to go to the comments section to find the real story. Big surprise there Sentinel.
Freshman

AOL

#23 Sep 3, 2008
We're all pleased to have a DA who really knows have to talk to the press:

"Some of this stuff is like 12 years old."

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