>>31 Solvang Attorney Gary Dunlap has filed a $10 million dollar federal lawsuit against Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon. Sneddon is the DA currently investigating Michael Jackson for child molestation charges. Dunlap was acquitted in June of six charges, including perjury, witness intimidation, filing false documents and preparing false documents stemming from a case against one of Dunlap's clients. If convicted, Dunlap could have served up to 12 years in prison
Dunlap 102-page complaint alleges that Tom Sneddon and his office violated his civil rights. According to the complaint, Dunlap believes that Sneddon and his office conducted illegal searches of his property, maliciously prosecuted him, and tampered with witnesses.
There is currently no comment from Sneddon or the other defendants involved.