OC CEO Tom Mauk resigns amid Carlos Bustamante sex scandal


Bustamante is accused of sexually assaulting seven of his female co-workers while he was the director for Orange County Public Works. The 47-year-old is married with three children.

In court on Thursday, Bustamante pleaded not guilty to the charges. A pre-trial hearing date has been scheduled for Aug. 30.

Mauk was criticized for his handling of the allegations against Bustamante while he was a county employee. Following a meeting, the supervisors announced that Mauk agreed to resign effective Aug. 3.

The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to have the county's chief financial officer, Robert Franz, take over as acting CEO.

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