DA Dumanis to Serve 4th Term

Even in the victory, there are questions swirling about a letter of recommendation from the DA's office for the son of a Mexico businessman accused of conspiring to influence local elections

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    NBC 7's Rory Devine questions DA Bonnie Dumanis about a letter of recommendation written for the son of a Mexican businessman accused of conspiring to influence local elections. At one point, Devine asks Dumanis if she's ducking the question. (Published Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014)

    San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will serve a fourth term after beating challengers Bob Brewer and Terri Wyatt in the June primary.

    With all precincts reporting, the San Diego County Registrar's Office reports Dumanis held 55 percent of the votes and Brewer earned 34 percent of votes, while Wyatt had earned just over 10 percent.

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    While Dumanis may be celebrating a victory, her detractors are still demanding questions regarding a letter of recommendation she wrote for the son of a wealthy Mexican businessman who is now facing federal charges for conspiring to influence local elections.

    Jose Azano is accused of making illegal contributions to Dumanis's mayoral campaign back in 2012.

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    This past January, Dumanis said she hardly knows him.

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    However, most recently, court documents showed Dumanis wrote a letter of recomendation for Azano's son when he applied to college.

    NBC 7's Rory Devine tried several times on Tuesday to get Dumanis to talk about the issue.

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    At one point, Dumanis said "Nice try."

    "I'm not ducking anything. I've never ducked anything. But I also respect the criminal justice process," Dumanis said.