The Dumanis-Stephan maneuver harkened back to a similar mid-term resignation by Alessio-backed then-sheriff Bill Kolender.

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Summer Stephan's family money tree

D.A. collects political cash the old-fashioned way, from friends, relations, and lawyers

Back in Richard Nixon's presidential days, San Diego's most infamous saga of family loyalty involved the powerful Alessio clan, popularly viewed as the border town's version of the Corleone family. Progenitor Johnny Alessio, the big-money ...


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