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George Shirakawa

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara Supervisor Jailed For Year Over Misuse Of Funds

Disgraced former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years of probation Friday for the 12 criminal counts he plead guilty to involving misuse of campaign and taxpayer funds.

11/08/2013

George Shirakawa

Ex-South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa Charged With Impersonation

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa has been indicted by a criminal grand jury on one felony count of false personation, prosecutors announced Monday.

10/28/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara County Supervisor Expected Back in Court

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa, who entered a guilty plea back in May to misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds, was due back in court Friday afternoon.

09/20/2013

Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado, candidates for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. (CBS)

Chavez Defeats Alvarado For Santa Clara Supervisor Seat

Chavez defeated Teresa Alvarado in a runoff election after the two received the most votes but fell short of a majority in June’s special election to replace disgraced former Supervisor George Shirakawa.

07/31/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-Southbay Supervisor Pleads Not Guilty In Fake Mailer Case

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday pleaded not guilty to allegedly impersonating a political candidate in an unusual hearing in which the judge said he himself might be a potential witness and have to recuse himself.

06/07/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-South Bay Supervisor Now Accused Of Dirty Campaign Trick

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged former Supervisor George Shirakawa with allegedly impersonating a San Jose City Council candidate in 2010 by sending out a fake campaign mailer meant to discredit her.

06/05/2013

Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado, candidates for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. (CBS)

Runoff Needed In Race To Replace South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The two top candidates in a race for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors appear to be heading for a runoff election.

06/05/2013

George Shirakawa

Replacement For Convicted Santa Clara County Supervisor To Be Elected Tuesday

Voters in Santa Clara County will cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to replace former District 2 supervisor George Shirakawa.

06/03/2013

Mother of Slain San Jose Teenager Urges Witnesses To Come Forward

The mother of a San Jose teenager stabbed to death near San Jose High School appealed Thursday for witnesses of the unsolved murder to come forward.

05/02/2013

George Shirakawa

Ex-South Bay Supervisor Reportedly Gambled After Guilty Pleas

A former Santa Clara County supervisor who pleaded guilty to blowing taxpayer funds at casinos may have returned to his gambling ways.

04/12/2013

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