Convicted Fairfield council member found dead in apparent suicide

Fairfield City Council member Frank Kardos, who was found guilty Friday of assaulting his girlfriend last year and faced nearly four years in prison, was found dead Saturday morning in his home from an apparent suicide.

Authorities found Kardos, 54, shortly before 11 a.m. His injuries appeared to be self-inflicted and there was no indication of foul play,
Fairfield Fire Marshal Morgana Yahnke said.

Emergency personnel transported Kardos to NorthBay Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to Yahnke.

Kardos was scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31 in Solano County Superior Court and faced three years and six months in prison, although his attorney Daniel Russo has said the councilman could have “reasonably” expected probation.

Kardos was arrested Jan. 20, 2007, for allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend, a 55-year-old Fairfield woman, the night before.

He was placed on paid administrative leave from his job as assistant principal at Armijo High School in Fairfield. He remained on the City Council but would have lost his seat and his job at the high school because he had been convicted of a felony, Russo said.

Bay Area NewsfairfieldLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior

Survey finds about 80 percent experienced bullying or verbal harassment

Catholic church leads protest of COVID-19 restrictions

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone led march from City Hall, outdoor masses

Court prevents Trump administration from blocking WeChat pending hearing

Late Saturday night, a federal judge in San Francisco issued a preliminary… Continue reading

San Francisco Symphony, Opera musicians settle contracts

Performers’ salaries modified due to inability to play live

The first ever virtual Emmys were the perfect awards for our times

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times “Succession,” “Watchmen” and “Schitt’s Creek” were… Continue reading

Most Read