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Judge reduces prison term for 'Dirty DUI' informant

Original post made on Apr 30, 2014

Christopher Butler -- a former private investigator at the center of an East Bay corruption scandal who later cooperated with prosecutors -- had a year knocked off his prison sentence by a federal judge Monday.

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Posted by Justice, a resident of Danville
on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

Why isn't there any mention of the wives who hired these scumbags who set up their husbands 4 dirty DUI's? What kind of punishment do they get? Why are they not held accountable, or have they?

Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

"Justice" raises a good question, above. Without knowing all of the details, it is probably a worthwhile trade-off to give Butler another 1-year reduction of sentence (from 8 to 7 years), in order to extend his cooperation on additional cases.

In the civil proceedings that are being brought by three of the men caught up in drunk-driving "stings", I would think that the people who hired the perpetrators would also be part of the civil suit (and that this would presumably include the wives, or ex-wives, as the case may be).

Posted by Justice, a resident of Danville
on May 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

I emailed the times about the wives & why not punishment? I did get a reply.. It said that technically the wives didn't do anything illegal but they are being sued in civil court by husbands..