SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa, who entered a guilty plea in March to misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds, was due back in court Friday afternoon.
His attorney was seeking to have an additional charge dismissed.READ MORE: Home Alone: Helping Pandemic Pets Cope When Their Owners Return To Work
That charge, which alleges Shirakawa’s involvement in an illegal campaign mailer, was added after a negotiated plea deal. Defense attorney Jay Rorty contends that that charge was precluded by the plea agreement. Not so, says Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen.