District Attorney Greg Totten opted not to investigate the allegations that the Simi Valley Police Department intentionally delayed the investigation of the Takasugi fraud case to shield the campaign of Bob Huber, newly elected Mayor and former partner of Takasugi. This comes as no surprise to me at all. Last weekend, I spoke about what caused the delay to occur in the first place which seemed pretty legitimate from my standpoint. Plus, others who are more well versed in these matters also shared with me that even if the investigation were intentionally delayed, regardless of the reason, that would not represent a crime, ultimately leaving the County District Attorney with little to say about it.
According to the article in the Ventura County Star:
In a letter sent to Simi Valley City Manager Mike Sedell, Totten cited a number of reasons for not pursuing it, including the fact that such conduct would not constitute a crime even if true.
The Ventura County Star indicated at the end of the article that the story is developing. I’ll go ahead and suggest that it isn’t going to go much farther than this. With Bob Huber now sworn in as Mayor, stories like this will stop appearing, or when they do appear they will die quickly. The new City Council has already spoken openly about moving forward. In time, everyone else will follow their lead and will stop chasing stories like these. They’re fantasies dreamed up by people with agendas.
Having said that, let’s move on…