Now that the trial of Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez has been continued to June 1st, focus now shifts to a lesser publicized case with even greater potential to inflict major damage to the professional and political career of San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.
The trial in question involves former District Attorney Investigator Christopher Cardoza.
Cardoza is charged with one count of grand theft related to time card fraud and fourteen counts of computer fraud for allegedly accessing criminal information without an official purpose.
Cardoza is scheduled to go to jury trial on April 19th in front of Superior Court Judge Kyle Brodie in Department S-24.
What makes the Cardoza case even more interesting is since Cardoza was employed by the District Attorney, the California Attorney General is the prosecuting agency.
It’ll be interesting to see if Ramos can get the Attorney General to ask that the trial be pushed back. Who knows, maybe the computer printouts will be on vacation that week.
Cardoza’s trial must commence no later than June 18th or be subject to dismissal.