4 charged in Torrance parks kickback ...

4 charged in Torrance parks kickback scheme

There are 215 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Oct 30, 2008, titled 4 charged in Torrance parks kickback scheme. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

An alleged scheme involving the falsification of payroll records and kickbacks netted four former Torrance parks and recreation employees at least $53,000, the District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

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You go Leroy

United States

#1 Oct 30, 2008
Thank God for The DA and Leroy
Thats were I place my faith
Edward F.
Management

United States

#2 Oct 30, 2008
And where does the buck stop here? Pun not intended
Where is the accountabliltiy?
Atleast we cannot blame the Elected Officials of today for the errors of the past.
Wonder if Leroy will be given a big bonus for the discovery.
Same as Mannon getting a big salary increase and contract extension
if the Bond passes.
If the Bond fails Mannon can always do a FISH and go to greener pastures.
Mr Noble still around and motoring
Get a Life

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2008
The Bonds are passing
We have the best Elected Officials City and School Bare None
Maureen
TorranceTruth

North Hollywood, CA

#4 Oct 30, 2008
What do you expect. With the most corrupt mayor in the history of Torrance, Frank Scotto, you have employees acting the same by emulating the mayor. Lead by example they say.
The Enforcer

Newport Beach, CA

#5 Oct 30, 2008
When are they going to catch the rest of them?
Theres more

Carson, CA

#6 Oct 30, 2008
What about the more than $200,000 stolen from the library. Is that hush hush?
Secretes

Torrance, CA

#7 Oct 30, 2008
The Enforcer wrote:
When are they going to catch the rest of them?
Do you think more were involved???
Desda

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#9 Oct 30, 2008
Wow how dumb thinking they would not get caught
Hussein my middle name

Glendale, CA

#10 Oct 30, 2008
Good ASCME employees.
Hussein my middle name

Glendale, CA

#11 Oct 30, 2008
Get a Life wrote:
The Bonds are passing
We have the best Elected Officials City and School Bare None
Maureen
Maureen I'd hate to see you "bare", good educational leadership babe, try "bar none"
PCH and Crenshaw

Yorba Linda, CA

#12 Oct 30, 2008
SO where do i apply for the Parks and Recreation position? and Why do these city workers get bonus checks?
Accident

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Oct 30, 2008
This was found by accident?

Serious lack of oversight. Makes you wonder what else is going on.
Just me

Carson, CA

#15 Oct 30, 2008
Hussein my middle name wrote:
Good ASCME employees.
Try AFSCME employees.
LOL

Carson, CA

#16 Oct 30, 2008
I wonder how long it will be before they shut down this forum. When people start bashing Torrance the good ol' boys don't like it.
Accident: believe that there is much more that goes on in Torrance city hall that is kept under wraps. You won't hear about it all in the DB though.
secretes

Torrance, CA

#17 Oct 30, 2008
Accident wrote:
This was found by accident?
Serious lack of oversight. Makes you wonder what else is going on.
I agree. By accident? Riiiiight!
WAY More

Altadena, CA

#18 Oct 30, 2008
I'm a little bummed by the half-truth in this article. Dan was doing this WAY before 1999, and the total amount he stole from taxpayers has to be well over $100,000. Where did they get 1999? I know kids he was conning into this scam back in 1984!
Dumb criminals

Carson, CA

#19 Oct 30, 2008
These are not the smartest criminals.$53,000 divided by 4 people over a span of 7 years, would have netted each employe just about $1,893 per year. Was it worth it? And the dumba** Halladay was near retirement and he threw it all away for peanuts. What idiots. But there are more where those came from. Stay tuned!!!
MUCH More

Torrance, CA

#20 Oct 30, 2008
WAY More wrote:
I'm a little bummed by the half-truth in this article. Dan was doing this WAY before 1999, and the total amount he stole from taxpayers has to be well over $100,000. Where did they get 1999? I know kids he was conning into this scam back in 1984!
Some might say it like it is - LIES! 1999?- sure thing! 53K?- if you say so.
Spell Check

Tustin, CA

#22 Oct 30, 2008
Just a friendly, non-insulting comment to "secretes." Did you mean to make your screen name "secrets"? Uh, 2 totally different meanings there ...
Oversight light elevator

Burbank, CA

#23 Oct 30, 2008
Watch the last Council Meeting
Councilman Sutherland was right on with his comments but John's office told the Dept head not to answer that important question
Sutherland will make a great Mayor in a few years!
He is truly independent. Got that Pat and Tom!
Stop blaming AFSCME. Its starts on the top!

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