|Sheriff Baca's email message of April 14, 2011 was not a sudden or spontaneous|
call for support, but an attempt to mislead planned well in advance.
It was a deception that apparently started well before Sheriff Baca became the hapless instrument of Trutanich's plot. As the evidence will show, it was a plot which could only have occurred with the duplicity and complicity of Trutanich himself.
Records obtained from GoDaddy.com shows that the DraftTrutanich4DA website was registered three months before Sheriff Baca's email was sent out to unsuspecting victims.
|GoDaddy.com records obtained by LA Dragnet shows that Trutanich's misleading website |
was created three months before Trutanich released Baca's email on unsuspecting victims.
As previously revealed, the website's registrant, Jim Royer, is a close associate of Trutanich's chief investigator. This makes it highly unlikely that Royer came up with the idea to "draft Trutanich" alone, but rather more likely that it was at the behest of Trutanich himself.
However, the evidence of Trutanich's duplicity goes beyond circumstantial evidence linking Royer to Trutanich's January 14, 2011 website.
Photographs used on that website were secretly made available to the website creator on January 17, 2011, using a file sharing service called "Flickr."
|Trutanich used a secret Flickr account called "TrutanichC" to share photos from his 2009 |
City Attorney campaign with the creator of his current campaign website.
(Click on the image for a more detailed view.)
|The photographs themselves cannot be found on Flickr without the secret link|
Los Angeles Dragnet obtained the following secret link to access Trutanich's secret files on Flickr:
Armed with the secret link, the DraftTrutanich4DA website creator was able to use three photographs on the bogus DraftTrutanich4DA website.
|Three photographs from Trutanich's secret Flickr account were used on the|
DraftTrutanich4DA.com website, suggesting that Trutanich shared his secret
access link with the website creator.
When Los Angeles Dragnet accessed Trutanich's secret photographs, we we able to see that the photographs used on the website had only been viewed once or twice. By the time this exclusive goes live, the numbers of views will likely increase as shocked readers verify the details for themselves.
EXIF data for the photographs reveals digital information that is stored within the images, and when viewed, can reveal very specific information about the photograph. In the case of the photograph showing Trutanich at the Green Meadows Park, it shows that the photograph was taken at 3:46pm on March 31, 2009. It is a staged photograph taken Trutanich's campaign for City Attorney.
|EXIF data shows very precise details of the date and time the photograph was taken|
as well as technical details of the exposure, camera make and model, and lens used.
Furthermore, now that Truanich's connection to his deceitful website is beyond a reasonable doubt, serious issues arise over the continuing failure of Trutanich to place the required notice on his website indicating who is paying for the service that he is receiving. The idea that it is some anonymous group of law enforcement supporters seems untenable in the light of the evidence that Trutanich orchestrated the entire deception to give himself a defense to charges that he has reneged on his contract with the people of Los Angeles.
Some might say that it's time for Trutanich to come clean with Los Angelenos and admit his serious misjudgment in allowing his political ambition to overcome the other promise he made countless times; transparency.
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