Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
FEMALE WITH STRONG TIES TO WHITE RACIST
GANG INDICTED FOR SOLICITING ASSAULT
OF TWO MALE INMATES BY FELLOW GANG
MEMBER WHILE WORKING AS 9-1-1 CALL TAKER
SANTA ANA – An indictment was unsealed today against a female 9-1-1 call taker, who has strong ties to a white racist gang, for sharing confidential criminal background information with other gang members with the intention of having two men assaulted in jail. Lissa Marie Domanic, 42, Yorba Linda, is charged with two felony counts of the solicitation to commit aggravated assault, one felony count of street terrorism, and one felony count of providing classified criminal history information to gang members. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of nine years and four months in state prison. Domanic is being held on $50,000 bail and must prove the money is from a legitimate source before being able to post bond. She is scheduled for continued arraignment on Nov. 17, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Domanic began working as a 9-1-1 call taker for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) in February 2007. In June 2008, she is accused of violating her position of trust by accessing confidential criminal history information from a state law enforcement database and illegally sharing the information with her gang.
In May 2008, Domanic is accused of communicating with an inmate at the Orange County jail, a male associate from her gang, and providing him with the details of a sexual child annoyance criminal case against another inmate, with whom she had a personal conflict. In July 2008, she is accused of attempting to get information to the same gang member inmate about another man, who was also an inmate who was a rival.
The OCSD began investigating their own case after receiving a tip about call taker with gang ties. The OCSD turned the case over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) for prosecution. The OCDA took the case to the Grand Jury on Sep. 22, 2008, and Domanic was indicted that day. She was arrested Sep. 23, 2008, by the OCSD.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson of the Gang Unit is prosecuting this case.