CA: Rogue court clerk may have altered records in more than 1,000 cases

Debra Cassens Weiss reports:

An investigation of altered court files in Orange County, California, is leading to one rogue clerk, according to legal counsel for the county court system.

Lawyer Jeffrey Wertheimer tells the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register that the clerk appears to have altered more than 1,000 DUI and misdemeanor traffic cases since 2010 in courts across the county, The clerk created fake plea deals, lowered penalties and dropped charges, apparently in exchange for payoffs.

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