Calif. State Court of Appeals to Investigate DA Vern Pierson's Work
Ray Nutting’s attorneys have received word from the Calif. State Court of Appeals Third Appellate District that his case has been accepted for further review. This is quite a win for the Nutting camp because The Court generally rejects 95% of the appeals it receives.
The Court will now review the issues of the District Attorney’s misinstruction of the Grand Jury regarding the required Hedgecock “Materiality” Standard for a violation of Penal Code Section 118 (a), perjury related to form 700, Statement of Economic Interest; The Deputy Attorney General’s misinterpretation of Penal Code Section 115 causing Nutting to be improperly overcharged; and the District Attorney and the Deputy Attorney General’s failure to properly inform the Presiding Judge as to the correct source and nature of the grant funds, thus causing the Court to err in its denial of Nutting’s 995 Motion to Dismiss count number four.
The Appellate Court will now review these key elements and will decide if errors have occurred and correct them.
Additionally it has been learned the DA Vern Pierson, not satisfied with filing seven charges against Nutting, is now going on yet another expedition to see what more he can find. It is a good thing Pierson has unlimited taxpayer funds with which to finance his efforts. Nutting’s supporters say Ray is committed to not being intimidated by Pierson’s tactics, and will stand his ground.