Governor Jerry Brown announced Adam N. Torres, of Riverside, California, to be the newest member of the State of California Commission on Judicial Performance.
The Commission’s responsible to protect the public, enforce rigorous standards of judicial conduct and maintain public confidence in the integrity and independence of the judicial system. The Commission’s jurisdiction includes all judges of California’s superior courts and the justices of the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. The commission’s authority is to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct and, if warranted, impose discipline.
Torres is no stranger to the justice system. He spent seven years as United States Marshal for the Central Judicial District of California.
As Marshal he led one of the nation’s most active judicial districts in protection of federal judges, apprehension of fugitives, management of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture program and production of federal prisoners.
Currently, Torres is a Managing Director at Stroz Friedberg, LLC, in Los Angeles, California. Stroz Friedberg is an international digital forensics, data breach response, business intelligence, and investigations firm.
Torres’ expert areas of focus are white collar investigations, due diligence, security consulting, court appointed Special Master engagements and trusted monitorships.
Torres honed his investigative skills with the Internal Revenue Service where he spent nineteen years in both the civil and criminal divisions and performed audits and financial criminal investigations.
Prior to his appointment by President George W. Bush in 2003, to be United States Marshal, he served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation Division’s Los Angeles Office.
Torres is a native of the Inland Empire, attending school at Colton High School and California State University San Bernardino, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
“Governor Brown has placed trust in me with this appointment and I am honored to be part of his team and a protector of the judicial process”, stated Torres.
The Governor wasted no time in putting Torres to work with the next Commission meeting coming up later this month in Sacramento. The term for this appointment is four years.
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