DA investigates claims against Supervisor Dave Roberts


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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is investigating accusations that San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts misused public resources, created a hostile work environment and may be having an improper relationship with his driver, it was reported Wednesday.

Roberts’ former administrative assistant Brittany Shaw told U-T San Diego that she was recently contacted by criminal investigators associated with the DA’s office.

A spokesman for Roberts Office will hold a news conference on Thursday at 3 p.m. to address the reports that he’s being investigated for alleged misuse of public fund.

The DA’s spokesman said they could not confirm any potential investigation.

According the U-T San Diego, since Shaw resigned from her job in Roberts’ officer on May 4 she was notified that a DA’s Office investigator viewed her LinkedIn profile and left a note for her at her home.

Shaw claims Roberts mistreated women in his office, the newspaper reported, but did not release specifics of the claim.

Apparently, Shaw is among four women who recently resigned from Roberts’ office, including the chief of staff Glynnis Vaughan and scheduler Diane Porter.

Between Vaughn and Porter, the women accused Roberts of creating a hostile work environment with “questionable behavior, including alleged staff intimidation, coercion,” and offering a colleague a promotion in exchange for misleading a county human resources investigation, the newspaper reported.  Details about the relationship with his driver was not released.

Roberts reportedly hired Gary Gartner, a consultant specializing in crisis communications.

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