SACRAMENTO, CA — Hedge fund billionaire George Soros is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in an attempt to defeat Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. If his pattern in other counties holds, he is on track to spend over $1 million in Sacramento County.
Over the last several days, Soros has dumped over $200,000 into Sacramento County media in support of Noah Phillips, who is running on an anti-law enforcement platform and a promise to “file fewer charges” if elected D.A.
Soros’ choice to back Phillips is strange on several counts. Phillips has virtually no support from community leaders in Sacramento County and he has recently been accused of serious prosecutorial misconduct for cutting a secret and illegal deal with a murder defendant and failing to tell the other defendants about that deal.
“As far as anyone can tell, George Soros has never stepped foot into Sacramento County, but he is using his hedge fund billions to buy D.A. offices around the country, including right here,” said Schubert’s campaign consultant Dave Gilliard. “The voters in Sacramento County will not allow Soros to steal their local Prosecutor’s office and elect an ethically-challenged and unqualified candidate like Noah Phillips.”
Peter Weir, a District Attorney in Colorado who was elected after weathering more than $1.3 million in viciously negative and false ads funded by George Soros, recently stated, “To see some East Coast billionaire who has no idea of local interests acceding to a radical reform agenda at the expense of our democratic process is incredibly dangerous.”
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said the independence of the D.A.’s office is at stake. “I am confident the people will not stand for an unqualified District Attorney who has been bought and paid for by a billionaire with no ties to our community,” declared Schubert.
Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, recently wrote about the Soros’ game plan. Her article, “The Ongoing Attempt to Buy the Criminal Justice System” can be read HERE.
Paid for by Schubert for District Attorney 2018