This all took place in 2018 while sheriff laurie smith who had the authority to grant the ccw licenses was in a race for reelection both in the primary and general elections. The allegations point to several large donations made by certain parties to the sheriff s reelection campaign office.
Dan Noyes On Twitter Fascinating Read Detailed Narrative From Today S Indictment That Describes How Santa Clara County Sheriff S Captain James Jensen Allegedly Took Bribes For Concealed Carry Weapon Permits To Funnel Donations
San jose sheriff laurie smith s right hand man has been indicted by a grand jury for his alleged role in a scheme to trade concealed weapons permits for donations to smith s 2018 re.
Sheriff laurie smith ccw. The report alleged that santa clara county sheriff laurie smith was accepting large donations in exchange for issuing concealed carry permits. Four people including top brass in the santa clara county sheriff s office have been indicted in bribery schemes for donations to sheriff laurie smith s reelection campaign in exchange for gun. In august investigators searched sheriff laurie smith s office for evidence related to concealed carry permit corruption.
Sung second in rank only to sheriff laurie smith is accused of deliberately holding back four concealed carry weapons ccw permits for apple s security team until the cupertino based corporation agreed to donate 200 ipads worth about 75 000 to the sheriff s office. California s santa clara concealed carry graft continued for far too long before the authorities acknowledged the problem. So far santa clara county california sheriff laurie smith has avoided indictment in a scandal over the issuance of concealed carry permits that emanated from the top levels of the sheriffs.
The investigators obtained classified evidence detailing multi year corruption taking place in the county.