Today (2/26/2012) the Sacramento Bee published my investigation about Jon Alexander, district attorney of Del Norte County, California.
Alexander’s story appears at first as a model of redemption. After a methamphetamine habit nearly destroyed him, Alexander resurrected his career and devoted himself to helping other addicts recover. In 2010, he surprised many in remote Del Norte County by winning election as district attorney.
This Bee investigation explores Alexander’s apparent abuse of power – how he often ignores common-sense ethical tenets to gain legal advantage or make a buck. Since his election in November 2010, the California Bar has launched at least two probes into his behavior and he has been implicated in numerous alleged legal lapses. The FBI has launched an inquiry into Alexander for possible bribery.
The full story can be found here: http://www.sacbee.com/investigations