Embattled Orange County Prosecutor Linked To Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Is Resigning And Leaving California

LOS ANGELES -- criminal defense attorney salary deputy district attorney in Orange County who is connected to a controversial jailhouse informant program that allegedly violated the rights of defendants has resigned his position and plans to leave the state of California.

"I have given my 2 week [sic] notice to end my employment with the Orange County District Attorney's Office and am leaving the state on September 21 to begin employment in another state on October 4, 2015," Erik Petersen says in a declaration and sworn affidavit signed on Sept. 4, obtained by The Huffington Post.