Tanabe Jury Deliberations Recessed for the Weekend – Will Resume Tuesday

August 30, 2013 14:17 pm · 3 comments

The jury in the trial of former Contra Costa County sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Tanabe in federal court in San Francisco has recessed for the weekend and will resume deliberations on Tuesday.

Tanabe, 50, of Alamo, is accused of conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion for allegedly aiding former Concord private investigator Christopher Butler in arranging drunken driving arrests of husbands of Butler’s female clients.

The jury in the court of U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer will resume deliberations at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Anonymous August 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I don’t imagine Tanabe will be enjoying his Labor Day weekend. Having to wait to learn his fate has got to be really difficult. He probably finally understands what it feels like to be one of the men Butler set up in his sting operation. Butler set Tanabe up too. And, it’s got to be even worse since he probably trusted Butler as a friend or “business partner.”

crooked cops August 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I don’t feel one bit sorry for Tanabe, Butler or Wielsch. I feel sorry for those who’ve been screwed by corrupt LEO’s.

Cowellian September 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM

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