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June 30 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson launches program to prosecute liars

Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson says he’s fed up with liars who fib under oath. In a novel offensive against what many say is a rampant problem in the court system, he’s assigned an attorney in his office to investigate and prosecute alleged incidents of perjury. By Glenda Anderson — The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Obama administration has forgiven $171 million owed by former Corinthian students

The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to forgive $171 million of debt owed by former students of the bankrupt for-profit school Corinthian Colleges Inc., most of them in California. The government said Wednesday that it has granted relief to 11,173 students who attended one of the defunct Santa Ana company’s colleges, which included Heald, Everest and WyoTech. By Melody Petersen — Los Angeles Times

Proposal would require city attorney be lawyer

The qualifications to become San Diego’s city attorney would be bolstered under a proposed November ballot measure that would update the city charter. The changes would require the city attorney, which is an elected position in San Diego, to be a member of the California State Bar in good standing and have a minimum 10 years of experience practicing law in the state. By David Garrick — San Diego Union-Tribune

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