Case Against DGS Official Dismissed Because Prosecutor Not “Ready”
An update to yesterday's post about J.W. Lanum, the procurement boss for the Department of General Services, who police say was found passed-out drunk in a running car outside the Reeves Center during the middle of a workday.
Lanum's case went to trial today and was dismissed because the Office of the Attorney General was "not ready to proceed in this matter," according to court records. Lanum did not return a call seeking comment.
LL has asked the OAG's spokesman why it wasn't ready to prosecute a DUI case involving a high ranking government official and will update as needed.
Update: OAG spokesman Ted Gest says that the city plans to re-file its case against Lanum early next week. "We’re not going to discuss why we were not ready to proceed today," Gest says.