Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


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McCoy Names New Supervising Judge for Southeast District


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles Superior Court Presiding Judge Charles W. McCoy has named Judge Raul Sahagun as the new supervising judge in the Southeast District.

Sahagun, currently the assistant supervising judge, will replace Judge Brian Gasdia, who has held the post in Norwalk since 2006, on Jan. 4. All other supervising judges will remain in place, the MetNews has learned.

Gasdia is out this week and could not be reached for comment. Sahagun did not return a phone call.

Sahagun, a 55-year-old Maywood native, was appointed a judge of the Southeast Municipal Court by then-Gov. Pete Wilson in 1997 and became a Superior Court judge through unification in 2000.

He was a Southeast Municipal Court commissioner from 1995 until being appointed a judge. He practiced in Downey from 1983 to 1995, handling criminal law, personal injury, and family law matters.

He was a deputy pubic defender from 1980 to 1983, and an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board from 1979 to 1980.

He graduated from what was then Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1976 and from UCLA School of Law in 1979.


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