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Byline: Aaron C. Davis
Jun. 17--One year and five investigations later, the City Hall-Cisco Systems controversy that shook San Jose politics to the core was laid to rest Thursday by Santa Clara County District Attorney George Kennedy.
"I am done with my Cisco-City of San Jose investigation and do not intend to take any further action," Kennedy wrote in a terse one-paragraph statement ending the scandal first uncovered by the Mercury News last summer. Ultimately, two top San Jose technology officials resigned, and the affair exposed deep management failures in the offices of San Jose's top appointed officials.
The DA's conclusion to the affair -- in which San Jose officials had unfairly favored Cisco products in an $8 million technology contract for the new City Hall -- came as the district attorney's office was asked Wednesday to open a new …