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Legal limbo for Nutting: Supes delay action agenda two weeks

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors met in closed session with legal counsel May 20 to discuss whether District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting was “suspended from the office of county supervisor by operation of law” because of jury verdicts on May 14, stated a prepared statement from the Chief Administrative Office. Nutting was found […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting acquitted of felonies, guilty of misdemeanors

EL DORADO COUNTY Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and his attorney David Weiner watch the jury enter the courtroom as a verdict was expected Wednesday May 14. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A jury found El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting not guilty of three felonies but guilty of six misdemeanors, it was announced mid-morning Wednesday. The guilty verdicts stemmed from Nutting’s attempt to solicit bail money from county employees and county contractors. The jury acquitted Nutting of felony charges of filing false documents and conflicts of […]

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Nutting trial: Jury begins deliberation

The defense’s closing argument in the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial was trying to get the jury to see only specific trees, not the forest. That was the sentiment of deputy district attorney James Clinchard’s rebuttal argument. Defense attorney David Weiner was focusing on a few specifics when they were not even needed for a guilty […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Closing arguments begin in Nutting trial

The beginning of the closing statements from the prosecution and defense painted wholly different pictures of Supervisor Ray Nutting on May 8: That he was a hypocrite from the prosecution or that he was simply a man who made inadvertent mistakes from the defense. Politicians are held to higher standards than normal citizens, Deputy District […]

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Nutting takes the stand in own defense

Tuesday’s trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting got off to an inauspicious start with Mark Stewart, a registered professional forester who had previously worked for Nutting, repeating his desire to take the fifth against self-recrimination. This led Judge Timothy Buckley to strike his testimony and the jury admonished to disregard it. Later in the day, Teresa […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting trial: Witness read partial Miranda rights

The Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on May 1 featured a registered professional forester being read partial Miranda rights and advised to seek a lawyer. The morning started off with an out-of-jury conference between Judge Timothy Buckley, defense attorney David Weiner and co-prosecutors Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and James Clinchard of the […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

DA investigator testifies in Nutting trial

The afternoon part of the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on April 29 saw a district attorney’s investigator take to the stand to show how the case against Nutting progressed. Before the investigator was called, one more witness testified about giving money to Nutting for bail: general engineering contractor Doug Veerkamp. Veerkamp told co-prosecutor Pete Williams […]

Comments Off / April 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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