Faced with losing his false and misleading claim to be called 'Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor' the former
Trutanich's 'Porcupine Defense' is to attack the LA Weekly for exposing the utter falsity of each and every overstated claim Trutanich has made in his brief tenure as City Attorney. Trutanich is following that favorite bluster tactic employed by lawyers who have no case "When the law is on your side, you pound the law. When the facts are on your side, you pound the facts. When neither the law nor the facts are on your side, you pound the
Los Angelenos have had just about enough of Carmen the Clown Trutanich. His non-stop lie shop of self-aggrandizing self-promoting falsehoods has reached the end of the line. In his desperation to sell the biggest lie of his career, he believes that attacking the LA Weekly is his best shot. Have at it Trutanich. The court doesn't need the LA Weekly to decide the issue, because the court's common sense will decide the issue.
Trutanich's 'I save the City millions of dollars' claim crumbles
Those who cringe every time the Chief Porcupine of Los Angeles claims that he has singlehandedly saved the city $200M in lawsuits will soon have their suffering ended. Yet another of Trutanich's false claims is falling apart as finally someone has put the brakes on the out of control mismanagement of the City Attorney's Office by it's 'Supreme and Most Excellent Leader' (another of Trutanich's alternate ballot designations).
our post yesterday concerning Trutanich's proposal to pay a convicted gang member who was shot by LAPD after a drive-by shooting, a staggering $4.5M because, as Trutanich said 'It saves the City $4.5M,' the Studio City Patch reported that Councilmember Paul Krekorian (CD2), who chairs the Budget and Finance Committee, finally said what we've all been waiting for someone to say; enough of Trutanich's nonsense. Krekorian said of Trutanich's proposal that it will be 'A cold day in hell' before he signs off on Truanich's plan.
Reaction to Krekorian's stand was so welcome that even Mayor Villaraigosa saw the light, and stopped drinking Trutanich's koolaide.
According to the LA Times, the Mayor apparently saw the light after a brief conversation with Krekorian.
Trutanich lies on Ballot Designation Worksheet
We know that Trutanich would rather forget that he is the Los Angeles City Attorney, it seems he is so keen to drop that losing title that he cannot even remember when he was sworn in as City Attorney; July 1, 2009, a day that will live in infamy.
In his Ballot Designation Worksheet where he has to simply state how long he has been City Attorney, Trutanich writes '6/2009 - Present.' This document will be presented to the court when Trutanich's false claim to the misleading title is heard. Even if the LA Weekly is not before the court, his bald-faced lie on his worksheet will be. That Trutanich feels so free to lie with impunity is bound to impress the court as to his credibility, or lack thereof. He cannot even tell the truth about how long he's been in office.
Trutanich is expected to explain this lie by one of several other possible lies;
- He was sworn in late in the afternoon of June 30, 2009 so that he could 'take office' with effect from midnight on July 1, 2009, so technically he was City Attorney during the last few hours of June 2009, and/or,
- It was a mistake by a volunteer campaign worker and Trutanich was too busy being the City Attorney to notice the obvious mistake when he signed the worksheet without reading it, and/or,
- The LA Weekly is biased against him.