The district attorney asked the judge in Triantaphyllis’ criminal case to decide whether the conditions were severe enough.
In a court filing Wednesday, the district attorney brought the judge’s attention to the case that Triantaphyllis attended a COVID-19 fund steering committee meeting and voted “to approve the procurement guidelines and scope of work” for a childcare contract. The meeting came a day after a criminal judge communicated the rules to Triantaphyllis.
The steering committee did not allocate the funds, but the rules by which they would be allocated. A source familiar with the meetings told 13 Investigates $48 million is available.
Marla Poirot, Triantaphyllis’ lawyer, denied in a statement on Wednesday that it was an infringement. Questioned Thursday at an independent event, Judge Hidalgo agreed.
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“It’s a steering committee. It’s not a selection committee,” Hidalgo told 13 Investigates. “I can’t comment on what the judge will ultimately decide, but I have said many times, as has been widely reported, that this investigation shamelessly pursues a distorted version of the facts, and I have absolutely no doubt that when all the facts are in, it will.” comes out and the truth is discussed ask the truth all be cleared.
The criminal judge apparently wants to know more about it and has invited both sides to a hearing on April 13.
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