Stracener mailer attacks Hoffman: Allegations ‘much ado about nothing’
Cole Mayer, Mt Democrat, May 25, 2012A mailer sent out as part of El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren "Curt" Stracener's reelection campaign has stirred controversy over opponent Joseph Hoffman.
The mailer alleges that "Joseph Hoffman may have aided Daniel Chartraw in the commission of interstate fraud." As previously reported in the Mountain Democrat, between Jan. 1, 2007, and Nov. 31, 2011, court documents allege that Chartraw made false statements and promises in order to obtain money in the form of loans, investments and "various commodity purchases." He collected approximately $2.4 million from investors.
Money was wired ...