Matt Shirk axed five more attorneys from the Public Defender’s Office, bringing the total number of attorneys fired to 15. The lucky five: Tara Scudder, Stephen Mosca, Carr Smith, Lara Nezami and George Yazgi. George Yazgi’s wife was fired in the first round just before Thanksgiving, leaving both of them unemployed now. Again, claims are being made that the firings are for political, not fiscal, reasons.
Shirk’s comment on the firings? None. Despite repeated attempts by First Coast News to contact him, he has been unavailable for comment. Evidently he won’t be explaining himself until after he takes office. I guess he’s too busy staring at his ”pretty boy” self in his mirror to worry about anything else.