Trutanich lost his bid to mislead voters with his bogus ballot title. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kalin called Trutanich 'misleading" and ruled that he can use "Los Angeles City Prosecutor" as his title. Yes, that's right, he's got the same title as the rest of the Deputy City Attorneys in his Office (no offense intended to the hardworking DCAs who have to suffer under Trutanich's leadership.)
LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus has the breaking news. Our full report tomorrow.
District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson's lawsuit to stop Carmen Trutanich from using either of the two false and misleading ballot designations appearing on Trutanich's Ballot Designation Worksheet will be heard today, the Dragnet has learned. Trutanich has dubbed himself 'Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor' and 'Chief Criminal Prosecutor,' titles designed to mislead voters as to his 'principal occupation' and distance himself from his woeful record as City Attorney.
The hearing was scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, however the Dragnet has learned that concerns about finalizing the ballots by this Friday's deadline caused the hearing to be advanced to today's date.
The hearing will be the first time that Trutanich will have had a misleading ballot title legally challenged; when he ran for City Attorney in 2009 his 'Environmental Attorney' ballot designation was not challenged in a court of law, only the media. Trutanich justified that misleading appellation based on his record as a criminal defense attorney who defended toxic polluters charged with environmental crimes.