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Grand jury again urges Orange County to create an ethics panel
Grand jury again urges Orange County to create an ethics panel

When a grand jury described Orange County as a "hotbed of corruption" and called for the creation of an ethics commission, county supervisors dismissed the jury's work as unfair, inaccurate and sensational. When the grand jury followed up with a second report that took county officials to task for being more concerned with "covering up problems" than solving them, supervisors took action — by voting against a $20,000 increase to the grand jury's budget. Now the grand jury is back, and its message remains the same: It's past time for California's third-largest county to form an ethics commission to investigate wrongdoing. In a report...

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