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County Supervisor Shirakawa resigns

Original post made on Mar 1, 2013

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa today announced his resignation after he was charged with a dozen felony and misdemeanor counts including perjury and misuse of public funds.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Mar 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

DAMM it! this is why I despise all addictions.

Nothing else for me to say.

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Posted by Metro
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

This came to light from investigative journalism by the Metro. Thank God for local newspapers.

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Posted by juniperk
a resident of Gemello
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

One down and there are 1000s more to go. I am sure if someone dares to dig into MV council members, it won't be that hard to find plenty of such monetary abuses with their expenses. Thanks to Metro for bringing down this 'too big to fail' big boy. Shirakawa is not an exception by any means and most govt servants think and act this way and they think they are entitled to everything. it is very shameful that many labor unions supported this man even after Metro came out with all these financial abuses. Anybody who supports these corrupt and entitlement mentality labor unions should be ashamed of themselves. I am no Pro-Business guy but people need to be objective all the time and should never take anyone's sides on any issue.

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Posted by gcoladon
a resident of Slater
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

I wish the voters of the county's second supervisorial district better luck in picking their next representative. Shirakawa was a real disgrace.

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Posted by Slann
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

"my gambling addiction went untreated for too long.." So ridiculously irresponsible how his statement refuses to acknowledge any person responsibility for his CRIMES.
Only a complete moron would buy any of that crap.