Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors have received a memo from the County’ Counsel advising that District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s use of paid administrative leave might have violated state law. The County had already requested that the Attorney General’s office investigate.

Allegations of illegal activities have also been levied by a union in the County, claiming that the leave payment was an end-run around a contract that resulted in a 5 percent reduction of pay. By using paid administrative leave, Rosen was essentially giving free vacation time to his lawyers and preserving their banked vacation days, which could be paid out in cash upon separation from the County.

Four additional unions have now submitted letters to the County, asking to talk about Rosen’s actions and their implications.

Read the full article at the San Jose Mercury News.