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2013-02-24 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Former mayor "too stupid" to know $100,000 salary was illegal, sez lawyer
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Posted by Pappy 2013-02-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [613 views ]  Top

#1 "Oscar Hernandez is illiterate, has no high school degree and didn't even finish elementary school"

So he was illiterate; was he innumerate too?
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-24 00:26||   2013-02-24 00:26|| Front Page Top

#2 Were the advisors in on the scam?

Probably, make ALL pay the cash back, no bankruptcy permitted.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-24 01:18||   2013-02-24 01:18|| Front Page Top

#3 And the lawyer's too stupid to know a losing ploy.

Bad Lawyer, no fee for you.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-24 01:20||   2013-02-24 01:20|| Front Page Top

#4 Who gets to hire these folks as 'advisors' first, Obama or Illinois?
Posted by Griter Crart8496 2013-02-24 01:36||   2013-02-24 01:36|| Front Page Top

#5 Give the lawyer half a break. He's playing the hand he's got.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2013-02-24 06:58||   2013-02-24 06:58|| Front Page Top

#6 Doesn't say much for that "working-class city of 35,000" who put him in office, but then again, look what we have in the White House.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-24 07:03||   2013-02-24 07:03|| Front Page Top

#7 Too illiterate to know the difference between 10 cents and 10 dollars? Too illiterate to punch in the numbers on a phone? Too illiterate to read traffic signs? Too illiterate to even pass a driving test? /rhet question.

How stupid is your councilmen? So stupid that....
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-24 08:45||   2013-02-24 08:45|| Front Page Top

#8 Bell became a charter city in about 2005 when a referendum passed mostly on absentee ballots, some of which were pretty sketchy (because very few people voted). Hernandez became mayor in about 2007-2008 and then also in about 2010. The voters overwhelmingly backed a recall in 2011 which removed some of the nefarious folk from office (including Hernandez).
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-24 09:47||   2013-02-24 09:47|| Front Page Top

#9 they:
Have access to the checkbook, and able to sign their own checks?
Able to figure in their withholding and other tax liabilities?
Many municiples have a balance system where any check over a certain amount must be reviewed by the county/city attorney, what is the balance system here?
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-24 11:15||   2013-02-24 11:15|| Front Page Top

#10 Ignorance of the law is no an excuse?

Wiki; In July 2010, two Los Angeles Times reporters, Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, wrote an investigative journalism article on possible malfeasance in the neighboring city of Maywood, California. In their exposé, they revealed that the city officials of Bell (a small blue collar community) were receiving salaries that were reported as the highest in the nation. Subsequent investigations found atypically high property tax rates, allegations of voter fraud in municipal elections and other irregularities which heightened the ensuing scandal. These and other reports led to widespread criticism and a demand for city officials to resign.

There are still a few real reporters and news types instead of puppets and parrots.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-24 14:48||   2013-02-24 14:48|| Front Page Top

#11 I bet there are a lot of drug dealers who know money are illiterate and know money better better than most on wall street
Posted by chris 2013-02-24 17:22||   2013-02-24 17:22|| Front Page Top

#12 ..not to mention real supply and demand vs manufactured paper speculation.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-24 18:11||   2013-02-24 18:11|| Front Page Top

#13 I know its obscene, but was it actually illegal?
They can change the law, but unless it was illegal at the time I don't see why this is even being prosecuted?
Gross injustice to the taxpayers, definitely.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2013-02-24 19:50||   2013-02-24 19:50|| Front Page Top

#14 Wow.
The TOO STUPID defense.

That one makes all other legal defenses look positively brilliant by comparison :-)
Posted by Raider 2013-02-24 20:29||   2013-02-24 20:29|| Front Page Top

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