Re “DA will remain in Los Banos corruption case” (Page 2A, May 25th): In August it will be one year since Merced contractor Greg Opinski was charged with bribery and attempted bribery and Los Banos School Board member Tommy Jones was arrested on charges of accepting a bribe from Opinski. The bribery charge involved securing a vote from another school board member to hire Greg Opinski, whose bid was $300,000 higher than the next closest bid for the same construction job.
We still don’t know if there were others who were involved. Their attorneys have managed to delay this trial with every tactic they can think of. So far, no date has been set for the trial and the people of Los Banos are not happy about it. I guess they think that if they can delay it long enough, that we will forget about it, but that will never happen.
This involved money that should have been used for the education of our children, and instead was apparently going into the pockets of Opinski and Jones and that is not acceptable. It is time to stop playing legal games. If they are truly innocent, as they say, they should welcome the chance to prove it in a court of law.
Rita F. Silva, Los Banos