Former private investigator testifies to setting up dirty DUI arrests
Original post made on Aug 27, 2013
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on Aug 27, 2013 at 8:41 am
Butler got off way too lightly (8 years will be reduced to ?).
He was the ringleader. And he'll be back in our county shortly.
With his ego and psych, I don't think he's done.
How about a picture of him as a bald guy?
on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:33 am
Interesting how none of the usual folks here who rush to point out the race and hometown of people reported as being arrested or tried for a crime have spoken up here.
William? Louise? spcwt? Cat got your tongues?
on Aug 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm
You didn't mention me in your post, but if it will make you feel happier, here goes:
Butler is white, I believe (based on my recollection from seeing stories about this case some time ago). Going just by his last name, I will also speculate that Tanabe is probably Asian (since his last name sounds like it is of Japanese origin).
One of the interesting things (to me, anyway) in this story is that there (apparently) isn't any punishment in store for the people who hired Butler to create problems for the people who were set up. (The hirers being either the ex-spouses (or soon-to-be ex-spouses) of the set-up people, and/or their attorneys. If the attorneys of the (ex)spouses were the ones who hired Butler, I would think that would be grounds for disbarment, and possibly fines leveled by the State organization that regulates and governs the practices of attorneys in California. Pretty sleazy, all the way around.
As a side comment, it might well be true (and probably IS true), that some of the set-up people were indeed driving drunk. So this is not to say that they are necessarily blameless. But the way in which it happened stinks....