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Deputy arrested in connection with CNET scandal resigns

Original post made on Mar 14, 2011

Stephen Tanabe, the Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy who was [Web Link arrested last week in connection with a scandal] involving a state narcotics enforcement team commander and a private investigator, has resigned from his job.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 11, 2011, 10:33 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Dqan, a resident of Danville
on Mar 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

There has to be a lawyer involved. Someone has to hire the PI


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

Sfgate article ID'd the attorney in two cases as Mary Nolan of San Ramon, who practices "family law", among other things. Here's her Bar page: Web Link

Q is: if there's no Bar discipline, will Ms. Nolan, Esq.'s business go down, or up?


Posted by psmacintosh, a resident of Danville
on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

I'm surprised that there hasn't been more outcry within these DE comments sections about this very local criminal activity.
This is one of the worst police/legal abuses of our own local society that we've had happen here in years. And there is nothing worse than injustice and corruption from "within" the legal and judicial system.
Wonder how many "Dads" and custody cases have been impacted by these tactics? How many relationships with their children (and children's future development) has been hurt as a consequence of these dirty stings? Less time with a caring natural father-figure in their life.

I'm surprised that there hasn't been more OUTCRY within these DE comments sections about this very local criminal activity.
This is one of the worst police/legal abuses of our own local society that we've had happen here in years. And there is nothing worse than injustice and corruption from "within" the legal and judicial system.
Wonder how many "Dads" and custody cases have been impacted by these tactics? How many relationships with their children (and children's future development) has been hurt as a consequence of these dirty stings? Less time with a caring natural father-figure in their life.


Posted by psmacintosh, a resident of Danville
on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

There is a fuller write-up of these criminals, their activities, and their connections, including a video of the Concord PI and local women agents on TV, at:
Web Link


Posted by Barney, a resident of Danville
on Mar 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I hope that as they dig into this, they assign enough resource to uncover all the wrong doing here. I agree that this is one of the greatest abuses of position and power we've seen in many years. Great story for 20/20


Posted by granny, a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I truly hope all attorneys, police, and legal systems person are held accountable and prosicuted as well. Any one setting up someone should be illegal.I am alleging to be one of the people Butler was hired to follow, my home has been broken into, bugged ransacked you name it. Hope he gets what he deserves.


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