Fmr. Assemblyman Carl Washington arrested

Carl Washington

Former Assemblyman Carl Washington was arrested by the FBI on fraud charges yesterday. More information here.

The line in the KION article that reads “More than 40 current and past state lawmakers have been arrested since January on various charges” probably meant to say “county probation employee” rather than “current and past state lawmakers”. As noted in the Pasadema Star-News, “Washington is the 39th Probation employee arrested so far this year and he will not be the last, according to Chief Probation Officer Jerry Powers

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Alex Vassar has worked at the municipal and state levels of government for the past seven years, including the City of San Jose, both houses of the California Legislature, and the State Board of Equalization. He has written two books, including "The Legislators of California", which won the 2011 Notable Document Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures.