Oakhurst attorney David Linn has officially thrown his hat into the ring for district attorney in the June 2014 primary election, according to a media announcement received Friday. The office is held by Michael Keitz.
Linn has been especially critical of Keitz for attempting to keep a report allegedly critical of him and his office operations from the public. The report, known as the Rowley Report, cost Madera County more than $30,000, and the Board of Supervisors has taken steps to have it released.
“What is Keitz hiding,” Linn asked. “This has resulted in the virtual destruction of what used to be one of the most professional, dedicated, and effective district attorney offices in California.”
Linn also criticized Keitz for the two lawsuits that were brought against him by three of his subordinates who charged him with discrimination and retaliation. They were settled out of court in 2012, costing the taxpayers almost $1.4 million...