Willis Carto and the Problems

Published: 1995-08-01

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Michele Vadon, attorney representing the city of Costa Mesa and its police department, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1995:

“…[Carto] seems to think the best defense is a strong offense: file a civil rights suit, challenge the warrant [to search his house], sue everyone and maybe they’ll go away. ... But we’re not going to go away. There is no doubt. The documents are very clear. ... Carto took the money.”


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Author(s): Bradley R. Smith
Title: Willis Carto and the Problems
Sources: Smith's Report, no. 25, August 1995, pp. 6f.
Published: 1995-08-01
First posted on CODOH: Sept. 21, 2015, 4:22 a.m.
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