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Nutting gets new date

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RAY NUTTING sits with attorney David Weiner in Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville on Friday, Jan. 10 for a readiness and settlement conference. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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From page A3 | January 13, 2014 | 66 Comments

A Friday hearing, largely in the judge’s chambers, for Supervisor Ray Nutting outlined possible dates for jury selection for the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial’s jury selection.

Two days, plus an afternoon after normal court is held, will be used for jury selection starting Feb. 11, continuing Feb. 13 and 14.

Defense attorney David Weiner noted that he received a large amount of discovery earlier that day, in part from Cal Fire and two other fire agencies.

Weiner requested a conference hearing be set for Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 2.

Nutting has been charged by both the District Attorney’s Office and a Grand Jury with filing false documents, failure to disclose income and having a financial interest in a county contract. A second case, misdemeanors concerning Nutting allegedly obtaining loans for bail from fellow county employees and contractors, was merged during the hearing with the case of felonies.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 12, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Jury selection will be an interesting process--with all the conversations happening in papers, at check stands, in laundromats...

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  • Logic 101 -A jury of his peers...January 12, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    How about a jury made up of the homeless here in El Dorado county? As I see it -The majority of homeless population really don't listen, know or care, but care more about their next meal, safety, sleep, and shelter, etc.. -As In the words of a very famous quote in "Gone with the wind" & It was Rhett Butler who said it best; "Frankly my dear, i don't give a damn!"

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 12, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    Or maybe use the drunk drivers that kill people and get away with it and never see there picture splashed all over the paper.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 13, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Or maybe use red herrings...

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 13, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    You seriously can't find your own name to blog with? Oh, I get it now, your one of those drunk drivers I always complain about...no wonder you don't like me and have to copy my blogging name.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    I'm self important! I'm ill informed! I don't let facts get in the way of an idiotic argument! Oh brother!

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  • Psalm 5:11-12January 13, 2014 - 9:33 am

    `A Prayer of protection… "Let all who take refuge in You O God be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. Surely, Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield." Amen.

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  • Jeremiah 8:8January 13, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.

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  • scribes lying pensJanuary 13, 2014 - 2:48 pm

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  • John 8:44January 13, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

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  • psalm springs eternalJanuary 13, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Lo! The sinner didth rubbith twine staffs of chaff and brought forth retribution of the kings.

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  • rubbish shines stiffJanuary 13, 2014 - 2:46 pm

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  • cantpolishaturdJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    Depends on how hard you rubbish.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    LOL!

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  • hi popJanuary 13, 2014 - 2:50 pm

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 13, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Geez..there are an awful lot of Nuts on the Nutting comment section.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 13, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Shhhh Mr. Harley--we are ignoring them. At least they are mixed nuts.

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  • too much entertainment for one tiney countyJanuary 13, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    Wanna bet some of the posters are Ray?

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  • 1036-FrankJanuary 13, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    I would say "let the games begin" except that the games have been going on now for almost a year in this case and weekly at the BOS. Why this case was delayed and appeal after appeal over the charges was filed all the way to the Supreme Court is a mystery and a huge expense. The trial date should be as soon as possible. People want to see this decided yesterday and want to move forward with new elections for all of the open seats on the BOS.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 13, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    So 1036 Frank, a couple of questions for you. You have a very strong opinion of Ray Nutting's legal issues but not much to say about the District Attorney and his dealings with drunk drivers. How about the woman that hit and killed the bicyclist in Pollock Pines quite a while back...never see her picture splashed all over the paper...oh that's right, she's not being held accountable for the DUI or the death of the bicyclist...very selective on the part of the District Attorney and extremely selective on your part who you bash to death with your posts...now do you feel that drunk drivers should get away with it? I would think, based on your name that you as a law enforcement individual would be REALLY PISSED OFF AT THE DRUNKS AND HAVE MORE TO SAY ABOUT THAT. So, my opinion is, that you are more about politics than truth, integrity and the judicial system being fair and honest. All DUI'S should be prosecuted. *I have asked you this before and you never gave me a reasonable answer except that bad politicians being prosecuted is more important to you than people dying from drunk drivers*.

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  • Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows...January 13, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    Our actions, good or bad, have consequences. We "reap" the consequences of the deeds we have done, and words we have spoken…-& If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet….For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 10:13-15 -Matthew 12:37

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  • TrueJanuary 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    Amen.

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  • TruthJanuary 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    Yes, true, very very true.

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  • Romans 3:23January 13, 2014 - 7:34 pm

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

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  • Galatians 3:13January 13, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”

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  • Romans 5:12January 13, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.

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  • Isaiah 10:1January 13, 2014 - 7:42 pm

    Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees.

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  • Leviticus ThidipusJanuary 13, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    Ou vey don't get me started on the "burnt offerings".

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 13, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    You're talking about my dinner?

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  • oh brotherJanuary 13, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    Is there any other laws not being prosecuted because Nutting is going to court? Is there any other politicians not being held accountable for their actions because Nutting is going to court? Is the Earth getting warmer and the days longer because Nutting has to go to court? Does anything anywhere that is happening right this second have anything to do with Nutting going to court?

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Possibly there are; however, they aren't in this newspaper so therefore we cannot comment on them. Thanks for changing your capitalization of my post name that you had to steal.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    Wait a minute...in a previous post you said you NEVER capitalize your name. Which is it? Can't keep your lies straight? Doesn't surprise me.

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  • OnTopicJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:11 am

    I just love how all the Nutting article comment threads end with a few posters reciting biblical references and another with a DUI agenda against the DA. What was the title of the article again???

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  • SHJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:48 am

    No kidding, the wackadoos are out today...

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  • ObservationJanuary 14, 2014 - 8:52 am

    Psst ....Snarky 1 & 2 . . . Get up to speed. One of, if not THE leading donor to the DA's campaign was arrested for DUI. Prosecution pending. This is compounded by the DA allegedly being a "celebrity" bartender at the event attended by the donor. Oops. Oh Brother raises a valid point.

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  • OnTopicJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Again, how does this pertain to this article?

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Allegedly? Hmmm....allegedly...not, say, definitely? Well, that's good enough for me.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    Don't call me a wackadoo! I prefer the term "mentally unbalanced". Now make sure you're capitalization is correct or I will hunt you down like a DA who only put a drunk driver in jail but didn't force the press to plaster his face all over the paper, except it was in the paper. 'Nough said!

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  • Of Public OpinionJanuary 14, 2014 - 5:06 am

    Order!...order in this court!

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  • sick of RayJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:32 am

    All the Kings horses and all the Kings men couldn't put Ray together again.

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  • ObservationJanuary 14, 2014 - 8:40 am

    While the focus is on Mr Nutting, the other player with lots to lose is Mr. Pearson. If he fails to win a felony conviction, then will he commit political hari kari and resign? What happens to the lead attorney in charge of this case? Failure to "win" opens the door for civil litigation. The haters will hate, the apologists will apologize and the taxpayers have no say in the use of their tax dollars to fund this political retribution debacle.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Now we are getting warmer as to what some of us object to. It's not the prosecution of Mr. Nutting, it's that his prosecution appears far more important than other cases that are/should be prosecuted. Just because the woman that has committed a dui with great bodily injury/cause death hasn't played politics, you see nothing of her in this newspaper. Someone died, and yet not a word since her death. So, the DA cares more about political games than human lives.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:22 am

    What DUI case is that exactly Brother?

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Brother is it pertaining to this? http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/20/5932146/el-dorado-county-das-office-receives.html

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Now that is a start...what happened to that program? Why when a bicyclist was killed last April was this program not implemented? How is that money being spent? Is there any help for repeat offenders to get their lives straightened out? You seem to have inside info. Do you think it is really necessary to play childish games by posting under the same name as I? I am really having a hard time taking you seriously.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:55 am

    And to continue, the more I read your comments, the more I wonder how you are affiliated to the DA. This is not a game. This is about peoples lives/injuries and addiction. Those are serious matters.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:21 am

    What is your real name Oh Brother? I was trying to see what you were fixated on and Googled DUI woman El Dorado County and came up with that story. You have concurred with my hypothesis. But I do not understand what DUI's have to do with a crooked politician and was trying to get your meaning. BTW a couple of other people are posting as Oh Brother. Get over your pretend self.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Copy cat Oh Brother/oh brother or whatever name you are stealing. I googled exactly what you wrote and did not come up with that article. I find that rather interesting Bob/Bill whichever sidekick of Vern Pierson's you really are. You are full of it and when you or a family member is involved with a dui whether you are arrested for it or a victim of it, you will be singing a different song. This is only about your hatred of Ray Nutting personally and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the judicial system.

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:59 pm

    Wrong. Or right? I don't know which side of the fence I'm playing today. Sincerely oh brother/Oh Brother/oH bRoThEr

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  • EldoradoJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:16 am

    It's obvious that the prosecution of Mr. Nutting by the D.A. has been purely political from the very beginning. From the illegal stacking of the Grand Jury by the D.A. to the trumped-up charges it will all come out in court. That's also the reason why Mr. Nutting's opponents have tried so hard to taint any possible jurors by first convicting him here before the trial with posts in the M.D.

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  • residentJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Ray Nutting and his friends would like people to believe his criminal acts are political. He's already admitted to the crimes. His only hope is to "Kenneth Star" the prosecution. And guess what, he has every right to mount what ever defense he feels he needs to be found innocent. It is the story of the year for a reason

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  • EvelynJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:35 am

    resident: I think Eldorado meant that the prosecution of Mr. Nutting is politically motivated

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  • residentJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Yes I understand what the poster meant. The friends of Mr Nutting are very clear that they want everyone to believe that Mr Nutting's crimes are politically motivated. Mr Nutting and his friends have every right to believe what they want. Mr Nutting is obviously a very well liked person. Per the charges listed in the paper, very prominent business people loaned him tens of thousands of dollars. His own assistant loaned his fifty thousand dollars to bail him out of jail. People just don't give that amount of money to someone unless they trust and like that person. I find it hard to believe that the Attorneys General and the Judge would want to hold the trial here. Maybe Tahoe.

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  • EvelynJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Are we talking past one another? The poster seems to believe that the prosecution itself is politically motivated.

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  • residentJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Evelyn, when you say prosecution do you mean the DA or does that include the Judge also?

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  • EvelynJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:57 pm

    Referencing ElDorado @ 9:16 am

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  • residentJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Evelyn, so I would hope that you'll agree that the rule of law should prevail in this trial. With the understanding that the Judge is impartial. I believe that It will be hard to find people who do not know of Mr Nutting or Cal Fire for that matter. That's why I can't understand why the trial hasn't been moved already. But I could be wrong.

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  • EvelynJanuary 14, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    I absolutely support the Rule of Law, as outlined HERE

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  • ResidentJanuary 14, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    So an impartial judge should give Mr Nutting and his friends comfort that hell get a fair trial

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Yes, politically motivated. Because the Attorney General of California has so much to gain politically by prosecuting the District 2 Supervisor of El Dorado County. Wouldn't have ANYTHING at all to do with laws being broken, I suppose.Nah, now I'm just being silly.

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  • Of Public OpinionJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Another high profile case concluded recently sees the man reporting to CJ today. This man had many supporters, and at least one of them chose another career path. The man took a plea rather than risk an EDC jury of his peers. Do we see a plea deal in Rays future?

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 14, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    Wow and they say my complaints about DUI's aren't comparable to the Nutting case but a sex crime is? I wouldn't want a trial in this county for any charge after reading these posts.

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  • Of Public OpinionJanuary 14, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Nor would I Oh Brother

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Everyone knows that prosecuting the District 2 Supervisor of El Dorado County is the fast track to the presidency. There are HUGE political stakes here people! Why can't you see that this is a ploy for Kamala Harris to seize control of the country through the all important El Dorado County board of supervisors? I'm sure the Illuminati is involved, as well as the Free Masons, the New World Order and the Shriners! I have personally seen her wearing a red fez. Coincidence!?!? I think not!

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  • obvious fakeJanuary 15, 2014 - 8:07 pm

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  • Obvious IdiotJanuary 15, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    Yep

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