Mark Zahner, chief elder abuse prosecutor for CA AG Kamala Harris’ DOJ, steps down amid criticism of selective enforcement

California’s chief elder abuse prosecutor is leaving office amid sharp criticism that he has selectively enforced criminal elder abuse laws against a small number of vulnerable, small-fry defendants while sparing the principal malefactors of systemic elder abuse, the wealthy, politically connected, corporate-owned nursing homes.

According to reliable sources, Deputy Attorney General Mark L. Zahner, who, since at least 2003, has been the chief of prosecutions for the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA), in the California attorney general’s Department of Justice (DOJ) in Sacramento, is stepping down from his position at the end of this month. Mr. Zahner is reportedly leaving his office to head an association of district attorneys in California.

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Mark Zahner, chief elder abuse prosecutor for CA AG Kamala Harris’ DOJ, steps down amid criticism of selective enforcement

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3 Responses to “Mark Zahner, chief elder abuse prosecutor for CA AG Kamala Harris’ DOJ, steps down amid criticism of selective enforcement”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow!

  2. Gracie Says:

    Selective enforcement indicates he turned his head when the cases involved persons or entities with power or money?

  3. tvfields Says:

    Need anyone be reminded not only that authorities selectively enforce criminal elder abuse laws when they are violated by attorneys but also that authorities obstruct efforts to establish safeguards needed to prevent attorneys from exploiting the infirmities of the most vulnerable older adults.

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