For those of you journalists outside of Monterey County that continue to appreciate public records - even hard to get public records. This record will be published soon and it involves none other that Dave Drew!

What Dave doesn't seem to grasp is, this issue is bigger than him.

Once Dave endeavored to become a larger than life local public figure, with many public officials shockingly siding with his journey toward public rehabilitation and eventually a @JerryBrownGov - and let's face it Brown only pardoned Drew because it mattered to certain

local elected public officials like, @CASenCaballero, @DennisDonohueD4 , former Sheriff Mike Kanalakis, former and since fired Sheriff Commander Mike Richards, former sheriff Commander Fred Garcia (who ran for sheriff).

County Supervisor and former corrupt county judge

John Phillips. Current @MCoSheriff @SheriffBernal (pictured here in an undated photo with Drew)

And who can forget former corrupt @SalinasPD chief @Kelly_McMillin and now deceased Mayor Joe Gunter, the bumpkins of Cannery Row, or as some call them, Mickey Mouse Mobsters - they welcomed what should normally be unrelenting scrutiny of a highly suspicious act by Brown -

akin to Trump's pardon of Roger Stone, General Flynn et al.

But in Monterey County what did the public get?

For journalists like @cmarinucci they know what this smells right away - it smells like corruption.

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