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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It sounds like something out of a crime novel. A Brunswick County judge is accusing the District Attorney of running a scheme.

According to Chief District Court Judge Jerry Jolly, Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David is initiating a scheme that would help profit one of his 2010 campaign contributors.

In an administrative order, Jolly says David is setting up driving classes for those charged with speeding violations that would help reduce offenses.

Jolly’s order states that the four or eight hour classes would be exclusively conducted by Streetsafe, a private for profit company. The classes would cost $120, $100 of which would be paid to Streetsafe.

According to the order, Darrell Douglas is the director of the Streetsafe corporation and also gave about $500 to David’s election campaign last year.

The order calls the findings dishonest, Jolly concluding that David is running a scheme.

Jolly ordered that the Brunswick County DA not refer any defendants to classes performed by Streetsafe.

We tried contacting David, but he has not yet return our calls.

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2015 years 11 months ago

Come on people..The District Attorney’s office cannot try every case on the calendar just to make officer’s happy. There is a set of guidelines and rules set by the Legislature that decides who goes to prison and who doesn’t and if the District Attorney’s office tried everything then nothing would ever get done..Also..Just because an officer charges someone does not mean that the person is guilty..officers have been known to make a mistake..look at the SBI lab for goodness sakes.

Concerned Columbus
2015 years 11 months ago

It was my understanding that Mr. David was making the people go to this new program instead of the ones sponsored by the Community Colleges which seems like taking money away from much needed schools.

2015 years 11 months ago

The D.A.’S are all the time cutting pleas in Superior Court, the Judges just go along with the offers. An officer doesn’t have a chance in hell getting a case to trial in Bladen County.

2015 years 11 months ago

This is what is he gets…he is trying to play both sides against the middle. This has the look impropriety. If you take all of what Jon David has been doing since has been in office there is really not showing of “change.” He seems to be too focused on a petty criminal “Frog” who is someone who 99% of Columbus County doesn’t care about. He hired a bunch of “out-of town” DA’s in Columbus County and the ones he kept, he should have got rid of. He only tried to keep DA’s that he didn’t think would run against… Read more »

2015 years 11 months ago

Its amazing how Jon David holds himself out to help the public. What he doesn’t tell you is that these new programs actually cost the public more. Between this driving school and a $25 fine, the average person pays much more than they did before. It was just a matter of time until David got caught. Try acting more like an honest DA and less like a politican all the time! Hopefully people will wake up and realize that Jon is nothing more than a power hungry politician.

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