Dee Torres sets sights on Supervisor Adam Hill’s retirement

April 8, 2020

Dee Torres and Supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE

One day after San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill attempted suicide, his soon-to-be ex-wife Dee Torres took action to attach Hill’s county retirement account.

After two years of marriage, Hill and Torres separated in the fall of 2016, according to court records. In early 2019, Hill filed for divorce.

Hill submitted an entry of judgement and a proposed judgement on Jan. 24, 2020, in order to finalize the divorce.

On March 11, the FBI raided Hill’s office at the county government center and his Shell Beach home. Shortly after the last agent left his home, Hill attempted to kill himself. First responders then transported Hill to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

The following day, March 12, Torres’ attorney Gary Faucette signed a pleading seeking to allow Torres rights to Hill’s employee benefit plan. Before this action, both Hill and Torres had represented themselves in the divorce.

Hill and Torres jointly signed a document, on March 16, asking the court to set aside the “default judgement” on their divorce, and giving Torres rights to Hill’s county retirement account.

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Jorge Estrada

So it can be said that prostitution is legal in California if your were to call her compensation a two year trick. But oh know that would be unfair because she is already a kleptomaniac that ripped off donations while working for CAPSLO. Marriage is a not the correct adjective if the a spouse of two years is gone and still wants pay. Then again there’s, ” oh but it’s the law, oh I am entitled, oh I gave my all. The real reason is that California doesn’t want more of these sponges on the State’s dole. Certainly, this is just my opinion partially based on my read of previous CCN coverage.


shelworth

I’m not a lawyer but shouldn’t she only get half of what he made while they were married? Two year of marriage (even to Adam Hill) seems like not enough to warrant half.


Jorge Estrada

I don’t know where half came into the discussion but some tiny fraction of a pension value for that period of time in their marriage should be just enough to pay half of their legal fees. My guess is that there is something else going on, again having nothing to do with rational thinking, could be that very fine line between love and hate? Probably should stay married?


shelworth

Sorry, I wasn’t clear. I meant half of his retirement savings for the two years they were married. You’re right, probably not much, even with it being a government retirement.


obispan

This is SOP at these “non-governmental non-profits”. 100% tax funded but lacking any transparency as to salaries and performance of functions. You think government is wasteful? Think about government with no rights of oversight and no elected officials.


shelworth

I’ve never seen two people who were so obviously Soul mates!


Myself

Why haven’t we heard anything from the BOS about replacing hill as chairman, there was an ed in the trib yesterday about this, someone wondering the same thing, at least get him out of that position, then drop him completly, this effects all the county residents to have this clown in a position of power, the rest of us should start a petition to get rid of him.


Ted R

Should? Just do it, Myself!


Uncle Jack

Hill knows he is in hot water for corruption (and perhaps embezzlement, etc.) so he is simply trying to get his assets into someone else’s name quickly to avoid court-ordered forfeiture to reimburse the government.


Getting the funds into her name quickly makes it not his money anymore so the funds become impossible to be confiscated by the government.


Boldguy

Sipping my coffee, staring out over the ocean, thinking to myself, how was this guy re-elected!!!


Smith

Knowing Dee, she probably said “Adam, Honey, you get me some money or I’ll tell the FBI everything I know.”


analyticone

Yeah…just like Shoals’ wife did!


1965buick

I predict Torres will get her money, even if Hill does not.


obispan

Torres former employer, CAPSLO, wastes $60 million + of SLOCO taxpayer dollars/yr with no oversight. She wanted to get in on the openly-corrupt action with Hill’s backing. For that matter why shouldn’t I get a few mill? Out of the County’s half-billion dollar budget, how much is siphoned off and wasted? Nobody knows .


DanA

AB 340, CA Pension Reform, took effect in January of 2013. It includes an amendment to the CA Government Code (7522.70) that outlines how an elected public officer would lose their rights and benefits in a public retirement system if convicted of certain crimes. These crimes must be related to the public officer’s official duties. Some of the crimes listed are bribery, extortion, theft of public money and perjury.


Marriage gives a spouse rights to a portion of their partner’s retirement benefits. In a divorce the rights to the retirement benefits are calculated and apportioned to each party. It might be possible for Torres to gain rights to some or all of Hill’s pension at the conclusion of the divorce. The question then becomes, would Torres lose any pension benefits gained in the divorce if Hill is convicted of one of the crimes listed in GC 7522.70 ?