Committee of Vigilance Against Corruption'

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District Attorney Vern Pierson


Vern Pierson

CHARGES:

Abuse of Office – 


1. Fraudulently bringing Criminal Charges or Civil Suits against his personal and political enemies with the
intention of using the County’s unlimited financial resources to ruin their reputations and destroy them
financially.

2. Failing to Investigate or prosecute Crimes and Malfeasance of personal and political friends.

3. Coercing court cases by using the County’s unlimited financial resources to outspend innocent citizens to
force honest people into accepting unjust plea deals and settlements.

Illegitimate Salary and Pension Spiking -


1. Abusing the System intended to help retain valuable County employees with Civil Service status by taking
an undeserved “longevity bonus”– this was never intended to apply to elected officials without term
limits.


County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn



Joe Harn

CHARGES

Abuse of Office – 

1. Fraudulently using the Grand Jury to bring false or fabricated Criminal Charges or Civil Suits against his
personal and political enemies with the intention of using the County’s unlimited financial resources to
ruin their reputations and destroy them financially.

2. Creating a climate of fear and intimidation with County employees.

3. Arbitrary and Capricious treatment of local agencies his office is contracted to administer.

4. Using his influence to have his daughter, with no experience, hired in the County’s administration at a
senior level salary over more qualified existing county employees who sought this “plum” position.

5. Coercing court cases by using the county’s unlimited financial resources to outspend innocent citizens to
force honest people into accepting unjust plea deals and settlements

Negligence and Malfeasance –

1. Failure to notice and inform El Dorado County Fire that the El Dorado County Ambulance Joint
Powers Authority would be requiring a $700,000.00 reimbursement until years later and leading to a
breaking scandal.

Illegitimate Salary and Pension Spiking –

1. Abusing the System intended to help retain valuable County employees with Civil Service status by taking
an undeserved “professional credential” bonus for having a Certified Public Accountant certificate – even
though being a CPA is one of the acceptable requirements to be placed on the ballot to run for AuditorController.

2. Abusing the System intended to help retain valuable County employees with Civil Service status by taking
an undeserved “longevity bonus”– this was never intended to apply to elected officials without term
limits.