District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson busy campaign commitments did not interfere with his trial skills. Jackson successfully prosecuted gold trader James Fayed for the 2008 murder of his wife, Pamela, in a Century City parking garage.
Today the jury returned the death penalty verdict, as reported in the LA Times.
Jackson's successful prosecution in this complex case stands in marked contrast to the flagging fortunes of opponent City Attorney Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich, according to The Politics Without Mercy blog. PWM reports that Councilmember Bernard Parks, is recommending that Trutanich be stripped of the power to represent the City of Los Angeles in civil cases.
PWM speculates that Parks, who chairs the City Council's Budget and Finance Committee, may have grown alarmed at the recent string of losses in cases handled by Trutanich, as well as his increasing commitments to his campaign to become District Attorney. Those commitments, PWM says, "could result in lapses of judgment and attention to the job of actually being City Attorney."