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Jun 14, 2010 6:50 PM by Madeline Palaszewski

Josh Lynn says acting DA told him not to report to work

Santa Barbara County district attorney candidate Josh Lynn says he was told not to report to work on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday by acting District Attorney Ann Bramsen.

In last week's election, Lynn lost his bid for the district attorney's office to senior prosecutor Joyce Dudley.

Lynn says on Friday around 5:15pm, he received a message from Bramsen telling him not to come into the office. According to Lynn, he called and asked her if he was being suspended or punished and she said he hadn't done anything to prompt a suspension. Lynn says he believes this is an "illegal order" and he doesn't agree with it.

He also says Bramsen told him she was in contact with county counsel and newly elected District Attorney Joyce Dudley before contacting him about the order not to report to work.

When asked why he thought the order had been given, Lynn responded, "I think Joyce is trying to get Ann to fire me so she doesn't have to."

KSBY News left messages for Ann Bramsen and Joyce Dudley on Monday morning but has not heard back from them at this time.

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