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Lissa Marie Domanic, an Orange County Sheriff's Department employee, was arrested Tuesday and charged with using her position as a 911 operator to provide confidential information to a white supremacist gang. (AP Photo)

Indictment charges Sheriff's Department dispatcher, 42, is linked to white supremacists.
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - A 911 dispatcher with the Orange County Sheriff's Department allegedly provided confidential law-enforcement information to members of a white supremacist gang, using her access to solicit the beating of two inmates, authorities said today.
Lissa Marie Domanic, a 42-year-old resident of Yorba Linda, brought attention to her case in May, when Sheriff's investigators were tipped by outside law enforcement agency regarding Domanic's possible connection to a racist criminal gang, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the sheriff's department.
After undergoing a thorough background check, Domanic was hired as a 911 dispatcher with the sheriff's department in Feb. 2007, he said. As a dispatcher and office specialist, she had access to information from the Department of Motor Vehicles and inmate data, Amormino said.
"If something would have come up, she definitely wouldn't have been hired," he said.
Authorities allege Domanic supplied members of the gang confidential DMV information such as names and addresses and inmate information while she was working with the sheriff's department.
In May, Domanic allegedly talked to a male inmate, a member of the gang, and gave him information of a sexual child annoyance criminal case of another inmate, who she wanted to have beaten, according to the district attorney's office.
In June, Domanic allegedly accessed confidential criminal history information from a state law enforcement database and gave it to members of the gang. In July, she allegedly tried to give additional information to the same inmate about another man.
Investigators are still investigating the case and are looking into whether Domanic sought a job in the sheriff's department in an effort to penetrate the law enforcement agency, Amormino said.
The two beatings did not take place. Amormino said he could not disclose how the two beatings were stopped.
On Sept.3, deputies from the Gang Enforcement Team and Special Operations Bureau served a search warrant at Domanic's Yorba Linda home. Inside, they found letters and pictures linking her to the gang, Amormino said.
On Monday, a sealed Orange County grand jury indictment charged Domanic with two counts of solicitation to commit a violent crime and one count of providing confidential law enforcement information. She was taken into custody Tuesday and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment hearing on Nov.17, according to court records.
No other people have been arrested in connection with this case, although the investigation is ongoing, Amormino said.

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Perfect example of why civilian dispatchers need to be hired on merit (not patronage) and go through the same background check & psychological exam that we do.
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