Foucrault, of course, denies the charges.
The allegations matter even more because Foucrault is up for election as San Mateo County Coroner. Yes, for whatever reason, there is an actual election on who gets to play with the dead in San Mateo Country (How does one run an election for that office? Wouldn't you love to see a TV commercial? "Robert Foucault says he's an honest coroner, but would you trust him with your dead aunt Gladys?") In light of the allegations, the President of the Board of Supervisors in San Mateo County has rescinded his endorsement of Foucrault. Foucrault, who has been county coroner since 2000 after the death of the pervious coroner, Adrian “Bud”
Melhman Moorman, is up against Stacie Nevares, a 32 year old office assistant studying for her MBA at Golden Gate University. Nevares doesn't feel Foucrault is compassionate enough to grief-stricken family members. Guess some people don't think a skeleton with breasts is a good way to help people grieve.
This is not the first time there's been trouble at the coroner's office in San Mateo. In 1973, there were charges that employees were stealing things from the deceased and in 1980, the Sheriff's office took over the toxicology lab when charges of impropriety were filed.
Memo to self: don't die in San Mateo....