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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A civil grand jury filed a declaration in Awesome Court docket accusing embattled Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith of corruption and misconduct.



Sheriff Smith has been beneath investigation for alleged mismanagement of the county prison and fees of bribery and corruption.


Tuesday’s submitting accuses Smith of 7 corruption-related fees together with political favors, accepting illegal presents, perjury and failing to cooperate with investigating government. The accusations had been according to the testimony of 65 witnesses.


Smith has denied the accusations and is due in court docket on January 12. She has been sheriff since 1998, an faces re-election subsequent yr.