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Diana Becton, otherwise called Diana Becton Smith (born on August 16, 1951) is a previous preliminary adjudicator and is presently the main female African American to be chosen as lead prosecutor throughout the entire existence of Contra Costa County in California.


Becton was confirmed on September 18, 2017. She was censured for copying bits of her lead prosecutor work application.

She was owned up to the State Bar of California on December 11, 1986, and her lawyer status is dynamic.

She turned into an appointed authority on November 28, 1995, where she served for quite a long time on the Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Becton was a brief mid-term arrangement to supplant Mark Peterson, who deliberately ventured down due to charges that he had inappropriately spent crusade commitments and after he argued no challenge to prevarication.

In July 2017 he was suspended by the state bar. In 2018, she was chosen for the DA position.

On July 7, 2020, Becton charged two inhabitants of Contra Costa with disdain wrongdoing for purportedly damaging a Black Lives Matter wall painting.

Individual life

Becton experienced childhood in East Oakland. She lives in El Sobrante, California