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Judge OKs release of report on Atherton's fired finance chief

Original post made on Dec 1, 2007

The investigator's report that led to Atherton Finance Director John Johns being fired must be released to the public, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge John Runde ruled Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 30, 2007, 4:53 PM

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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:22 am

This story is growing every minute.

Inspector Ivan Grosshauser, of San Mateo County District Attorney's Office was present at the hearing yesterday, It was mentioned in court that there is an active criminal investigation on going against Mr. John Johns....Also present was Town of Atherton Police Chief Bob Brennan.

You will recall he (Chief Bob) stated he had done a routine computer background check on Mr. John Johns for some unknown reason and discovered that his California drivers license had expired...Instead of letting the ex-Finance Director of the Town of Atherton know about this lapse, he instead ordered Mr.Johns to get in his car, start the engine, turn off the engine, get out of the car, and receive a Fix It Ticket.....

Atherton co-counsel Louis Leone, had stated to the court that he had been taking depositions on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week...What he didn't say was that a Town of Atherton worker by the name of Tim Wulff was scheduled for Tuesday at 2:PM. Mr. Wulff found an Atherton Police Officer on his property at 7:40 AM that Tuesday looking at his car.APD Officer Tim Lynch explained to Mr. Wulff that the alarm in his car had caused him to stop and get out of his cruiser..... Within 1 hour Mr. Tim Wulff deposition appointment was cancelled......

Note: Mr. Wulff's car does not have a car alarm.

React Task Force is based in the Town of Atherton Police Department.

The question is have any law enforcement officers used the criminal computer data base without proper authority? Could any person who accessed this data base alter information?

Can't wait for the Mary Topliff Report to be made public. It will be interesting to find out who had access to the laptop computers.

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