DA Investigator Who Accused Spitzer of Corruption Wins Job Back

A fired Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigator suing the county alleging he was retaliated against for uncovering corruption won his job back in arbitration.

Arbitrator Michael H. Leb ruled this week that the county “did not have reasonable cause to terminate” Damon Tucker, who is “to be reinstated with all back pay and benefits as soon as reasonably practicable.” Also, “documentation related to the termination at issue here shall be removed from Tucker’s record.”

The ruling cannot be appealed with a lawsuit unless some sort of evidence of corruption in the process was uncovered.