Judge denies Orozco-Lopez’s motion to disqualify District Attorney’s Office

Preliminary hearing re-set for August 24

The Colusa County District Attorney’s Office will continue prosecuting the case against a Williams Unified School Board Member who is accused of lying about her place of residence on her election paperwork.

Attorneys for Rosa Orozco-Lopez filed a motion to disqualify the Colusa County District Attorney’s Office as prosecutors shortly before she was set to appear for her preliminary hearing on June 29, and a hearing on the defense’s motion for disqualification was scheduled for last Tuesday, July 17.

During last week’s hearing, Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Thompson denied the motion to disqualify the District Attorney’s Office, and re-scheduled Orozco-Lopez for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 24, a superior court clerk said on Monday afternoon.

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Brian Pearson is the Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects include reporting on local government and the newly feature sports page. To contact Brian about this article, or for future articles, please email him at brian@colusacountynews.net