February 22, 2013


Mayor Claims He Didn't Know $100K Salary Was Illegal

Oscar Hernandez, the unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell, CA claimed in court that he had no training that would have alerted him that his huge salary was illegal, the AP reports.

"Hernandez is among six former Bell city officials charged with misappropriating funds. He was earning just under $100,000 a year for the part-time job."

"Legally, the officials could have paid themselves $673 a month for what was a part-time job, since they didn't actually run the city... But in addition to their inflated council salaries, the officials appointed each other to commissions that did nothing and often met yearly just to increase their pay, he said."










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