Wrong Brian Bothun?

Last Updated 3/8/2009

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Employment History

Reporter  - Daily Post

Editor  - Palo Alto Daily News

Editor  - San Mateo Daily News

Reporter  - Palo Alto Daily Post

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Brian Bothun, a reporter for the Daily Post, was cited and released by Menlo Park police early Saturday morning on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled subst... READ MORE/COMMENT

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The Daily News

In page design, Daily News editor Brian Bothun won second place for the story "Stanford Cuts Deal for Sand Hill Road."

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Local journalist Brian Bothun has pleaded not guilty to one count of possessing child pornography after Atherton police seized computer equipment with hundreds of possibly illegal images, according to prosecutors. During his appearance Sept. 30 in San Mateo County Superior Court, Bothun also pleaded not guilty to one charge of possessing paraphernalia for drug use.Police say they found a glass pipe while searching his Atherton home on March 26. Bothun will appear in court again Oct. 16 for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing date. Bothun, 46, was a reporter for the Palo Alto Daily Post until he was suspended on July 20 following an altercation with police in Atherton in which he was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance.Bothun also served as an editor at the Palo Alto Daily News from 2004 to 2005 and the San Mateo Daily News from 2001 to 2004. The case against Bothun was sparked by a tip, Wade said. If found guilty, Bothun could face up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Barton said Bothun has several computers, linked to a large network, with numerous users.

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