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March 1, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Santa Clara County Supervisor Resigns, Will Plead Guilty to Felonies

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A stunner in South Bay politics: George Shirakawa Jr., former president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, has resigned after pleading guilty to five felony counts (and many misdemeanors) relating to misuse of campaign funds and public money. Prosecutors say “the vast majority” of the funds Shirakawa misappropriated was spent on gambling junkets. […]

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