Prosecutors pile on embezzlement charges against Irwindale CROOKS

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Car Parker

Monrovia, CA

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Sep 28, 2011
 
The District Attorney's Office on Wednesday added felony embezzlement to the list of charges an Irwindale City Councilman and two former city officials face.
Councilman Mark Breceda, 51, former finance director Abe De Dios, 66, and former councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez, 49, each face an additional count of embezzlement of public funds, according to Dave Demerjian, who heads the D.A.'s Public Integrity Unit. "We felt it was prudent to amend the complaint," Demerjian said. "Embezzlement of public funds is the same as murder, it has no statue of limitations."
Embezzlement of public funds carries a maximum prison sentence of three years, he said. An arraignment has not yet been scheduled, according to the D.A.'s Office.
Prosecutors are still pursuing the counts of misappropriating public funds, although defense attorney's will resume their efforts to have the charges thrown out of court on Oct. 24, according to the D.A.s Office and court officials.
The charges stem from lavish trips to New York taken by the city officials during which they treated themselves to Broadway shows and New York Yankees' games on the taxpayers' dime, according to the D.A.'s Office.
More than $200,000 of public funds were spent on the trips.
Car Parker

Monrovia, CA

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Breceda why are you running for reelection, They don't have council meetings in JAIL.
Car Parker

Monrovia, CA

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Breceda where is the 87 million dollars of Federal tax money to build houses for Irwindale citizens.

You have at least 2 nice homes. what did you and convicted Felon Steve Blancarte do with all that money. You only built 42 homes.

Where is the 87 million dollars.
Car Parker

Monrovia, CA

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Start spreading the news,
I'm leaving today.
I want to be a part of it -
New York, New York.

These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And step around the heart of it
New York, New York.

I want to wake up in a city,
That doesn't sleep,
To find I'm king of the hill- ah-
Top of the heap.

My little town blues
Are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York.
If I can make it there,
I'd make it anywhere
It's up to you,
New York, New York.

New York, New York!

I want to wake up in a city,
That doesn't sleep,
To find I'm king of the hill,
Head of the list,
Cream of the crop
At top of the heap.

My little town blues
Are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York.
If I can make it there,
I'd make it anywhere
Come on, come through,
New York, New York.
hunley sucks

Covina, CA

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Sep 28, 2011
 
Car Parker wrote:
Start spreading the news,
I'm leaving today.
I want to be a part of it -
New York, New York.
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And step around the heart of it
New York, New York.
I want to wake up in a city,
That doesn't sleep,
To find I'm king of the hill- ah-
Top of the heap.
My little town blues
Are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York .
If I can make it there,
I'd make it anywhere
It's up to you,
New York, New York.
New York, New York!
I want to wake up in a city,
That doesn't sleep,
To find I'm king of the hill,
Head of the list,
Cream of the crop
At top of the heap.
My little town blues
Are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York.
If I can make it there,
I'd make it anywhere
Come on, come through,
New York, New York.
Sorry Hunley. Couldn't hear you over the sound of my toilet flushing. You're the turd that won't go down, aren't you?
Car Parker

Monrovia, CA

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Sep 28, 2011
 
hunley sucks wrote:
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Sorry Hunley. Couldn't hear you over the sound of my toilet flushing. You're the turd that won't go down, aren't you?
The facts are that Breceda, Abe and Rosemary embezzled public funds. They have not denied that. They only argue that they can not be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations.

There is no dispute that they stole a lot of money from the citizens of Irwindale. So why are you defending them.
Car Parker

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Sep 28, 2011
 
hunley sucks wrote:
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Sorry Hunley. Couldn't hear you over the sound of my toilet flushing. You're the turd that won't go down, aren't you?
I am surprised that a Baldwin Park police officer is defending the likes of Breceda. Or maybe I should not be surprised.

You are still mad at me for stopping your overtime aren't you.

Things must be getting bad for you. Sounds like you have moved to a smaller place where your bathroom doubles for your office.

that's why you cant hear over the sound of your toilet flushing.
DAY of RECKONING

Pomona, CA

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Sep 29, 2011
 
Car Parker wrote:
Breceda why are you running for reelection, They don't have council meetings in JAIL.
Hey he is practicing for being mayor at county jail since he will never be able to hold a public office again after this conviction. The old saying son like father so true his own daddy went to jail also for illegal activities.
Make your mommy proud Breceda resign before you have to and go back to Mexico where you slime belong and if we all get lucky one day your head will be hanging on one of those bridges in Mexico.
Please take Rosemary and Marlen Garcia with you these will help to clean up both city's.
Well Hunley the day of reckoning has come to the Breceda family and I am sure after the DA is done there is many more agencies ready to check on the financial success of Breceda's in Irwindale.
Lee

San Dimas, CA

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Sep 30, 2011
 
Car Parker wrote:
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The facts are that Breceda, Abe and Rosemary embezzled public funds. They have not denied that. They only argue that they can not be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations.
There is no dispute that they stole a lot of money from the citizens of Irwindale. So why are you defending them.
Car,

Do you think the DA added the embezzlement charges because the statute of limitations actually did run out? Seems kind of odd that they would add the charge of embezzlement which has no statute of limitations at such a late time in this case?

This is a very intersting case.
Ok lee

Oceanside, CA

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Sep 30, 2011
 
Let's make this real simple the da gave them a chance to plea bargain and only one smart one took the deal. The other three crrupt people assumed that was all the da was going to charge them with but the da tricked them and held out on the charges til it was the right time to screw these crooks over.
The da doesn't have to tell them he has a screw you plan til it's time to do so.
We finally have a smart da prosecutor which will send all these boys and girl to jail so pucker up Breceda bubba is a coming go be your cell mate.
Car Parker

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Sep 30, 2011
 
This is what Blancarte and Breceda spent in New York June 2-7 2001.

lodging 21,681.26

Meals 8,235.17

telephone calls 976.99

Tips 126.00

Car service 10,057.60

Entertainment 6,452.76

June 4 Follies, Belasco Theater

June 5 Yankees Vs Baltimore

June 6 Aida Palace Theater
Car Parker

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Sep 30, 2011
 
July 27 - August 2 2002

lodging 13,614.97

Meals 8,652.06

telephone calls 34.70

Tips 198.00

Car service 7,749.70

Entertainment 7,160.00

July 28 Golf at Apawamis

July 29 Mamma Mia Cadillac Theater

July 30 Mets Vs Houston

July 31 The Producers St James Theater
Car Parker

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Sep 30, 2011
 
November 8-13 2003

lodging 19,888.34

Meals 4,751.42

Tips 50.00

Car service 5,810.00

Entertainment 4,350.00

November 9 Jackie Mason Laughing Room Brooks
Atkinson Theater

November 11 Phantom of the Opera Magistic Theater

November 12 Hockey Rangers Vs Pitts
Car Parker

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Sep 30, 2011
 
April 13-17 2005

lodging 12,695.46

Meals 4,576.88

Car service 2,939.08

Entertainment 600.00

April 15 Wicked Gershwin Theater
Car Parker

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Sep 30, 2011
 
August 6 - 11 2005

lodging 19,949.71

Meals 6,553.12

Tips 66.00

Car service 4,500.00

Entertainment 3,780.00
Car Parker

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Oct 1, 2011
 
Lee I posted the new York trip expenditures for your review.

For your information.. I have actively pursued Public records concerning the New York trips since 2001. I have been threatened, Harassed My property vandalized, Irwindale even requested and was granted a restraining order for me to stay away from city hall.

On June 8 2005 I was served with a temporary restraining order. So on June 9 2005 I prepared another information request concerning the New York trips and I asked Sal Hernandez to submit it for me.

The City responded with documents that indicated Blancarte, Breceda and Manual Garcia had spent less than 2,000 dollars.

In 2005 A complaint was prepared and sent to the D A that included those documents. The D A declined to investigate because we submitted No evidence that a crime was committed.

September2007 At the request of a Council member Irwindale's new city manager Robert Griego prepared a Memorandum outlining the New York expenditures.

This document was marked CONFIDENTIAL, I was told that Irwindale city attorney Fred Galante warned the council members that it is against the law to reveal any confidential documents to any one.

Well I became in possession of this 65 page confidential report. Another Complaint was prepared and sent to the D A with this document attached. In 2007 the D A launched a criminal investigation after evidence that a crime was committed.

Blancarte plead guilty and Breceda, Abe and Rosemary decided to fight the charges. These three defendants are not denying that they misappropriated public funds. They are arguing that the D A should have investigated them in 2005. and that the statute of limitations has run and they can not be prosecuted.

The D A is arguing that they had NO evidence that a crime was committed in 2005. And it wasn't until the 2007 complaint that there was evidence of a crime. The D A argues that they do not tarnish a cities name or its public officials on rumors and allegation's.

Breceda subpenaed Cooley and Dermerjian. Cooley requested that the Court squash his subpoena. The judge who happens to be Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sister granted that request. Dermerjian how ever was grilled for 5 hours. After a long day the hearing was continued to October 24.

Correct me if I am wrong It is not a brilliant move to put the D A on trial.

I believe they should be charged with conspiracy also especially the city attorney for marking otherwise Public Records as Confidential to keep then crime from being discovered.
REALLY

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Oct 1, 2011
 
Wow sounds like you have done the homework now let's see if the DA can get them prosecuted and Breceda might as well not run for office this year because he will never serve in public office again after this conviction.
I hear there is also rumor they are investigating all the trucks that were stolen from his truck parking facility. The trailers which were never found with their cargo seem to be popping up in Mexico where his sister and him have a little store to sell goods.
Breceda I guess it's time to pay your dues for the crimes you have committed all these years and thank god you will never serve in office again.
Hey when the agencies are checking Brecedas finances make sure the drug smuggling is included.

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