Star News Video – Demand For Answers: Marc Carlos and Steve Castaneda question if a phone call between the District Attorney and a Chula Vista Mayor

Attorney Marc Carlos and his client, former Chula Vista Councilman Steve Castaneda, discuss an alleged 2005 phone call between District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and then-Chula Vista Mayor Steve Padilla. According to inewsource, Padilla and Dumanis discussed the filling of a vacant council seat. Padilla said he would be unable to support the DA’s choice.

Weeks after the conversation the city council was investigated on a separate matter and Castaneda would later be indicted for perjury. Had they known about the conversation, Carlos would have asked the DA’s office to recuse itself from prosecuting Castaneda.

About Marc X. Carlos

Marc Carlos is a partner and co-founder of Bardsley and Carlos LLP. Mr. Carlos has been practicing criminal law since 1987. He has been a member of both the Los Angeles and the San Diego County Public Defender's office where he was a senior trial deputy focusing primarily on serious felony trials. Mr. Carlos has tried over 140 jury trials and represented thousands of clients in criminal matters. He has tried a variety of complex criminal matters ranging from fraud to murder, including death penalty cases.

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