Skip to main content.
A non-profit service providing academics, religion professionals and other researchers with religion & cult news
ReligionNewsBlog

Religion news articles about religious cults, sects, world religions, and related issues

Home | About RNB Related: Cult FAQ | Cult Experts | Apologetics Index | Cult Information Search Engine
More articles about: Tim Stoen:

Humboldt County D.A. hires away Tim Stoen


ReligionNewsBlog.com • Saturday December 28, 2002

Attorney, prosecutor, frequent candidate to be second in command
The Press Democrat, Dec. 20, 2002
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/
By UCILIA WANG

UKIAH — A well-known Mendocino County attorney and a contender in the past state Assembly race will become the second in command at the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office in January.

Tim Stoen, 64, who gained national attention as the legal adviser to the notorious Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple in the 1970s, will leave his current job prosecuting white-collar crime in the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office on Jan. 3.

Humboldt County District Attorney-elect Paul Gallegos offered Stoen the job this week.

Gallegos is scheduled to take office Jan. 6.

“It gives me an opportunity to pick up the best ideas and implement them, and it’s a wonderful challenge,” Stoen said.

Gallegos said Stoen’s experiences in different legal disciplines made him a good choice to become the next assistant district attorney.

Stoen, a Stanford Law School graduate, has worked for the District Attorney’s Office in Mendocino and San Francisco counties at various times since 1965.

He also has experience in corporate and environmental law, and headed a program that provided legal services to the poor.

Stoen narrowly lost his bid in the Republican primary in March, when Lake County Supervisor Rob Brown won the election and became the Republican candidate in the 1st Assembly District race.

Stoen also lost races for state Senate and for Congress in the past 12 years.

He is known as the legal adviser to Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple in the 1970s.

Jones moved his church from Indiana to Mendocino County in the 1960s, and later to San Francisco and Guyana.

Stoen split with Jones and launched a legal battle to gain custody of his 6-year-old son, whom Jones refused to turn over when Stoen returned to the United States from Guyana.

The boy died along with about 900 followers in a forced mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978.

info Original content is © Copyright Religion News Blog. All rights reserved.
    Do not republish or repost. Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

share this article Share this article

tag Related Articles

arrow
arrow Topic(s): Tim Stoen

Comment Comment

Join Religion News Blog at Google+ to comment, share, and follow.

RSS Feed Follow Us


 Follow

Religion News You May Like This As Well

Why are you not using Nozbe?

Don't you need to get things done?

Religion News Search Search Religion News Blog