UPDATE- In case you missed Ted' story, you can catch it by clicking here.
I had heard about this incident awhile back but I'm glad that Ted did a story on it. Granted, a fake inspection sticker case isn't the most gritty of all street crime, but the principle behind what Leitner did is huge.
Leitner, who jumped to the position of 1st Assistant when Lykos rolled into office, overruled all of the people below him. Seeing as how the Trial Court Chief in that particular court has been a prosecutor for about 12 years now, he has been at the office at least 3 times longer than Leitner, and in his experience, he thought the deal was inappropriate. The Chief's ruling was backed up by a Division Chief and a Trial Bureau Chief (who have even more seniority than the Trial Court Chief).
But who cares what over thirty years of prosecutorial experience has to say if you have Jim Leitner using his power and influence to pay you back a favor? Clay Rawlins got a deal for his client that wasn't offered to that same client's co-defendants.
It looks like Rawlins got a bonus for his representation of Rachel Palmer.
I have been told through a reliable source that Channel 13's Ted Oberg has a story airing tonight as 6 p.m. that will be of interest to those of us at the CJC.
I honestly have no idea what it is about, but I have been told that it will be worth your time to make it to a TV by six o'clock.