By Linda Sutter – May 12, 2022
Former Sheriff Waltz pled no contest to three charges regarding falsifying his place of residence while running for Sheriff
Judge Goldberg read his rights to waive trial for the felony criminal charges. Waltz pled no contest to make it sound as though it was a minor infraction, however, Judge Goldberg informed him no contest means guilty in criminal charges.
Count 1 – 4 years in prison and a $1,000 dollar fine.
Count 2 – 3 years in prison and a $1,000 dollar fine.
Count 3 – 3 years in prison and a $1,000 dollar fine.
The Associate District Attorney Zocchi asked the court to amend Count 3 to a misdemeanor and the court entered a guilty “no contest”.
Count 3 was when Waltz entered a declaration to run for Sheriff and declared he had secured housing but had not moved into that housing.
Waltz received no probation and will not serve prison time but will pay $1,000 in fines.