MARTINEZ, Calif. A Contra Costa County civil grand jury is citing District Attorney Mark Peterson’s misuse of campaign funds in seeking his removal from office #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.12: In an accusation filed Thursday with the court, the grand jury said Peterson illegally spent $66,000 from his political campaign account on personal items from 2011 to 2016 #AceNewsDesk

CBS local reported that Grand Jury Recommends Removal Of CoCo County DA For Misuse Of Funds these actions, and his failure to report the spending on campaign finance disclosure forms, amount to “willful or corrupt misconduct in office,” according to the grand jury.

“Mr. Peterson’s willful misconduct included approximately 600 separate instances of malfeasance and resulted in nine charges by the Fair Political Practices Commission, which Mr. Peterson later admitted,” according to the accusation.

Peterson, who first took office in 2010 and won re-election in 2014, was fined $45,000 by the Commission in December for violating the California Political Reform Act by spending $66,372 on personal expenses.

The money came from Peterson’s political campaign coffers and…

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