Former Vernon CAO paid more than $1 m...

Former Vernon CAO paid more than $1 million

There are 4 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Aug 19, 2010, titled Former Vernon CAO paid more than $1 million. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

It appears Bell isn't the only Southern California city that has paid big bucks to its city officials.

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Englewood, CO

#1 Aug 22, 2010
What the media has failed to uncover is Curtis and Pat Fresch, brothers of former City of Vernon Administrator Eric T. Fresch were given contracts with the City of Vernon. On 1/2/2009 resolution 9807 gives Curtis Fresch a three year contract with automatic renewal for $218,400 per year, this also included full health benefits. Curtis Fresch in the year 2009 billed the City of Vernon approximately $25,500 per month. Curtis Fresch was rented a City of Vernon owned house for approximately $325 per month. A large number of friends and family of Councilman Richard Maisano, Councilman Daniel Newmire and Curtis Fresch have been given low rent city housing, moving out most of the City of Vernon employees. So you will never hear any Vernon resident complaining about the criminally high wages of Eric Fresch, Donal O'Callaghan, Jeff Harrison, or Rory Burnett. If they did they would be evicted immediately. Former City of Vernon City Administrator Donal O'Callaghan, after his appointment to city administrator, signed a city contract with his wife (resolution 9820) using her maiden name, Kimberly McBride which concealed her relationship with Donal O'Callaghan. Donal O'Callaghan has also setup a company called TARA Energy Inc. This is a company that was setup by the law firm Latham & Watkins. This company is ran by Donal O’Callaghan's wife Kimberly McBride and bills the City of Vernon $30,000 per month, adding to his already high salary. Yet he fired 30 city employees and reduced the salaries of existing employees so he could maintain his and Vernon's top officials lucrative paychecks.
Curt Fresch

Whittier, CA

#2 Sep 16, 2010
My former friend dated Curt in the 70's. He was a Vegas high roller with expensive cars and tastes. She said his family was wealthy and powerful, and believed to have Mafia ties.

Whittier, CA

#3 Sep 16, 2010
They need to investigate the City of Norwalk as well. Pretty shady stuff going on
here as well. They also need to investigate the LA County Tax Board to see why property taxes on houses in the peak real estate market were automatically raised. But lowered housing prices have not resulted in returning our taxes on the inflated housing bubble. Sneaky bastards! If they can do the property tax flimflam in Bell, they are doing it county wide.

Victorville, CA

#4 Nov 15, 2012
They are all crooks!!! Daniel Newmire is the biggest fraud of them all, he is a dead beat father who never paid child support!!!! He never ran for office! These guys need to be investigated and Daniel Newmire needs to go! He is a horrible man!!! A compulsive liar, user, child molester, he is very sick and is going to hell!!!!!

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