Orange County Prosecutors Close Probe into Supervisor’s Residency Claims
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do really does live in the Westminster home he bought last year, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors officially closed an investigation into Do’s residency Monday, concluding that the supervisor was telling the truth when he claimed to have lived in the First District he represents, as required by law.
The allegation that Do was actually living in a home in North Tustin was made by Garden Grove activist and former political opponent Tony Flores just three months after Do was sworn into office. But in a letter released Monday, Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon put those claims to rest once and for all.
“We find that the vast majority of the evidence corroborates, rather than contradicts, Supervisor’s Do’s assertion that the Westminster address is his legal residence,” Zimmon wrote. “As such, Do was eligible to run for, and is eligible to retain, the First District seat on the board of supervisors.”
Andrew Do was chosen to replace his former boss Janet Nguyen in a special election on Jan. 27. He beat out former State Sen. Lou Correa by a total of 43 votes.
Read more about the decision reached by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office here.