She was interviewing potential candidates and today a press release announced the appointment of DDA Tobias Hasler.
While Mr. Hasler is handling a misdemeanor caseload, Mr. Christiansen's felony cases could be taken over by other attorneys, since DA Fleming has a full staff.
This is not what DA Fleming told me, it is just common sense and observation from being at the courthouse regularly.
Today Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorney Tobias Hasler. Mr. Hasler, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and Tulane University Law School, has previously worked as an intern with both the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Barbara Superior Court. Here in Humboldt County, Toby will be assigned a general misdemeanor caseload.
This hiring restores last year’s staffing level of 17 full-time attorneys, with 3 of those positions funded by Measure Z.