LOS ANGELES – Orange County, Calif. supervisors released a formal response last week to a scathing 35-page report from a the county’s civil grand jury that alleges a pattern of corruption in the county, and recommended county supervisors establish a blue ribbon ethics commission.

The supervisors characterized the grand jury report “as a set of idiosyncratic, historical events over a 40-year period in an effort to paint Orange County government as an institution plagued by corruption.”

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