Spitzer Steered Jailhouse Phone Contract to Company Responsible for Jail Inmate Phone Scandal

Santa Ana, CA — County Supervisor Todd Spitzer helped steer the Orange County jailhouse phone contract to Global Tel Link only after receiving a $1,900 contribution from the firm, according to official records.

“Spitzer’s pay-to-play conduct seems to be how Global Tel Link was awarded the jailhouse contract,” said Andre Levesque, campaign consultant for District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.

According to a report in the Voice of OC, “on June 30, 2014, just days after Spitzer raised his concerns, the jail phone company, Global Tel Link Corporation, contributed $1,900, the maximum possible, to his re-election campaign.”

Global Tel Link recently admitted that their errors led to the improper recording of more than 1,000 calls from inmates to attorneys.

Initially, Spitzer was highly critical of the proposed contract. But his tune changed after receiving the $1,900 donation. Spitzer ended up providing the key vote to award the contract to Global Tel Link. Pay-to-Play is how Todd Spitzer does business and the Global Tel Link contract is just one example.

Any citizen who has additional information relative to Supervisor Todd Spitzer and pay-to-play should go to www.ToddTips.org.