Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#1 Mar 2, 2013
Irwindale city officials charged with misappropriating public funds
Frank C. Girardot, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/27/2010 10:24:38 AM PDT
Updated: 10/27/2010 06:34:32 PM PDT
Irwindale City Councilman Mark Breceda, and former Irwindale City Councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez appear in Department 30 to face charges of misappropriation of public funds in at the Criminal Courts building in downtown Los Angeles on October 27, 2010. The arraignment for three current and former Irwindale officials has been postponed until Dec. 2. A fourth city official who was out of town is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday.
IRWINDALE -- A San Gabriel Valley Tribune article from 2007 resulted in the arrests of four Irwindale city officials, including a current council member, officials said Wednesday.
The four have been charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
Charged are City Councilman Mark Breceda, 50; retired city manager Steve Blancarte, 56; finance director Abe De Dios, 65; and former councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez, 49, said Deputy District Attorney Nipa Cook with the Public Integrity Division.
Defendants Breceda, Blancarte and Ramirez,
Irwindale City Councilman Mark Breceda is among four city officials charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
a City of Baldwin Park employee who heads the city's crime-free multi-housing program, appeared this morning at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, but because De Dios is out of town their arraignment was rescheduled for Dec. 2. De Dios is currently scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
As this newspaper reported on Oct. 28, 2007, in an article written by staff writer Jennifer McLain, between 2001 and 2005 city officials traveled to New York for up to six days at a time to get a higher bond rating for the city.
During each trip, the officials bought tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events that had nothing to do with city business.
In 2007 Bob Stern, president of Center for Governmental Studies, questioned some of the expenses.
"I don't have a problem with them going back to New York," Stern said. "But I do have a problem with the extracurricular activities."
As McLain reported in 2007, city representatives dined at the famed theater district restaurant Sardi's, had a $1,027 brunch at the River Cafe and ate a $1,558 lunch at Windows on the World, formerly located in the World Trade Center, finance records show.
Among the expenses were shows and baseball games.
On June 4, 2001, officials attended "Follies"
Retired city manager Steve Blancarte is among four current and former Irwindale city officials charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
at Belasco Theatre, at $260 a ticket. On June 5, they attended a Yankees game at $250 a ticket. And on June 6, they attended Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida," at The Palace Theater. Tickets were $210 apiece.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#2 Mar 2, 2013
"It is not necessary to have a nice steak dinner or take in a New York play," De Dios said in a 2007 interview. "They are not related at all to the bond negotiations."
Such spending continued through four years, documents show.
The total cost for all five trips was $205,678.
Entertainment costs alone totaled $22,000 for the five trips, finance records show. That does not include the charges city officials were reimbursed for, including snacks at a baseball game,$50 tips to maids and cocktails and meals, records show.

Former councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez is among four city officials charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
Expenses also included $31,055 in car services, which does not include taxi trips. Other costs covered were bottles of wine at $250 and $125, glasses of Crown Royal at $13 each, and a $170 tab at the Belmont Bar and Restaurant paid for at 11:55 p.m.
Former Councilwoman Rosemary Gutierrez, who attended one of the trips, said New York is an expensive city to visit and do business.
"It's not like we were meeting in Irwindale or in the state of California," she said. "It was New York."
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#4 Mar 11, 2013
Protection of Government Property—Embezzlement of Public Funds
In addition, there are a series of sections prohibiting misuse or theft of public funds. See 18 U.S.C.§§ 643, 644, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, and 653. The coverage of these sections is summarized below:

18 U.S.C.§ 643 provides that any officer, employee or agent of the United States who receives money which he is not authorized to retain as salary and fails to account for it as provided by law is guilty of embezzlement.

18 U.S.C.§ 644 prohibits persons who are not authorized depositaries of public money from knowingly receiving any such money or using, transferring, converting, appropriating or applying such money for any purpose not prescribed by law.

18 U.S.C.§ 648 forbids custodians of public funds from loaning, using, or converting those funds, or depositing or exchanging them, except as authorized by law.

18 U.S.C.§ 649 provides that any person who possesses or controls money belonging to the United States and fails to deposit it when required to do so is guilty of embezzlement.

18 U.S.C.§ 650 applies to the Treasurer of the United States or any public depositary and provides that if these officials fail to keep safely all money deposited with them, they have violated the law. One case has suggested that this section is violated when a depositary of government money negligently loses these funds. See Shaw v. United States, 357 F.2d 949, 957-58 (Ct.Cl. 1966). The better view on this question, however, seems to be that some criminal intent must be proven as part of a prosecution under this section. See Morissette v. United States, 342 U.S. 246, 266-67 (1952).

18 U.S.C.§ 651 relates to the disbursement of public funds and prohibits disbursing officers from falsely certifying full payment of government obligations.

18 U.S.C.§ 652 also relates to the disbursement of government funds. This section prohibits disbursing officers from disbursing a sum less than that required by law.

18 U.S.C.§ 653 prohibits any other misuse of government funds by disbursing officers including:(1) converting, loaning or depositing these moneys except as authorized by law; and (2) withdrawing, transferring or applying these funds without authority.

Finally, 18 U.S.C.§ 654 forbids government employees from wrongfully converting the property of others which they receive in the course of their employment.

Penalties for violations of these sections are similar to the penalties prescribed under 18 U.S.C.§§ 634-647. If the value of the property is $100 or less, a defendant is subject to one year imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, or both. When the value of the property exceeds $100, the defendant may be sentenced to ten years imprisonment, a fine equal to the amount of the property taken, or both. In the case of a violation of 18 U.S.C.§ 651 or § 652, the maximum fine may equal twice the value of the property taken.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#5 Mar 11, 2013
Irwindale Police Department facing suspended programs,

For the next 12 months, the department will not have motorcycle officers, a police dog or participate in a regional SWAT team, under a budget passed by the City Council that became effective July 1.

The suspension of specialty programs in the police department was part of cuts to close a $3.8 million deficit. Those police department programs have been suspended for a one-year period. Councilmen Mark Breceda and Manuel Garcia opposed the move.

Garcia said he was "a little bit embarrassed" by the decision and wished the city had worked harder to squeeze concessions out of the Irwindale Police Officers Association before approving the suspensions.

"I didn't feel that we should be cutting anything," Garcia said.

Irwindale City Manager John Davidson said the changes are expected to save the police department about $75,000 this year.

Irwindale will save 75,000 dollars.

Hell Breceda and Garcia misspent over 200,000 dollars in New York.

Hey Breceda pay the city back THE MONEY YOU STOLE.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#6 Mar 12, 2013
Breceda did you hear me

pay the city back THE MONEY YOU STOLE.
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#7 Mar 12, 2013
Hunley did you hear me? Tell us why you are considered non credible. Judges, newspaper reporters and the general public all agree. HUNLEY IS NOT CREDIBlE. Tell us Hunley, how did those cases turn out for you? You know the ones, law suits where the Judge reprimanded you for lying, the criminal case that sent you to prison, the law suits that you lost regarding your neighbor. The one where you jumped the wall and looked into your neighbors windows. And if course, the one where you were issued a restraining order, ordering you to keep away from a poor little girl. What is it? 50 or 100 feet that you can't get near her.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#9 Mar 13, 2013
Rosy you are just an old border jumping hag with warts that lost her gravy train. I am embarrassed for you.
National Loser

Fontana, CA

#10 Mar 24, 2013
Hey car Parker we all know why Rosey married Richard it was to give her girls an education and jobs at Irwindale. I heard one of her daughters was fooling around with a married man and they got caught. That's right Roseys daughter broke up a marriage because she couldn't control herself just like mommy.
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#11 Mar 24, 2013
Hey Hunley, what did the DA say about me blogging about you? Was Spending time in Leavenworth worse then spending time in County jail? Did Baldwin Park jail food get served cold? Tell us why you are considered non credible. Judges, newspaper reporters and the general public all agree. HUNLEY IS NOT CREDIBlE. Tell us Hunley, how did those cases turn out for you? You know the ones, law suits where the Judge reprimanded you for lying, the criminal case that sent you to prison, the law suits that you lost regarding your neighbor. The one where you jumped the wall and looked into your neighbors windows. And if course, the one where you were issued a restraining order, ordering you to keep away from a poor little girl. What is it? 50 or 100 feet that you can't get near her?
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#14 Mar 24, 2013
Irwindale city officials charged with misappropriating public funds
Frank C. Girardot, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/27/2010 10:24:38 AM PDT
Updated: 10/27/2010 06:34:32 PM PDT
Irwindale City Councilman Mark Breceda, and former Irwindale City Councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez appear in Department 30 to face charges of misappropriation of public funds in at the Criminal Courts building in downtown Los Angeles on October 27, 2010. The arraignment for three current and former Irwindale officials has been postponed until Dec. 2. A fourth city official who was out of town is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday.
IRWINDALE -- A San Gabriel Valley Tribune article from 2007 resulted in the arrests of four Irwindale city officials, including a current council member, officials said Wednesday.
The four have been charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
Charged are City Councilman Mark Breceda, 50; retired city manager Steve Blancarte, 56; finance director Abe De Dios, 65; and former councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez, 49, said Deputy District Attorney Nipa Cook with the Public Integrity Division.
Defendants Breceda, Blancarte and Ramirez,
Irwindale City Councilman Mark Breceda is among four city officials charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
a City of Baldwin Park employee who heads the city's crime-free multi-housing program, appeared this morning at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, but because De Dios is out of town their arraignment was rescheduled for Dec. 2. De Dios is currently scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
As this newspaper reported on Oct. 28, 2007, in an article written by staff writer Jennifer McLain, between 2001 and 2005 city officials traveled to New York for up to six days at a time to get a higher bond rating for the city.
During each trip, the officials bought tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events that had nothing to do with city business.
In 2007 Bob Stern, president of Center for Governmental Studies, questioned some of the expenses.
"I don't have a problem with them going back to New York," Stern said. "But I do have a problem with the extracurricular activities."
As McLain reported in 2007, city representatives dined at the famed theater district restaurant Sardi's, had a $1,027 brunch at the River Cafe and ate a $1,558 lunch at Windows on the World, formerly located in the World Trade Center, finance records show.
Among the expenses were shows and baseball games.
On June 4, 2001, officials attended "Follies"
Retired city manager Steve Blancarte is among four current and former Irwindale city officials charged with misappropriation of public funds after they allegedly attended Broadway shows and baseball games during trips to New York to get a better bond rating for the city, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
at Belasco Theatre, at $260 a ticket. On June 5, they attended a Yankees game at $250 a ticket. And on June 6, they attended Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida," at The Palace Theater. Tickets were $210 apiece.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#16 Mar 24, 2013
Rosy's gravy train is off the tracks. Who derailed it.. ME Pay your rent dead beat
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#17 Mar 24, 2013
Wow Hunley, you really have a love affair with rosy. You talk about her all the time. Are you trying to steal her away from her husband ? Since you're talking about Rosy, lets talk about why you're single. Why did your wife leave you? Do you still talk to your kids? Do you have any pending criminal charges against you (I thought I could get you to answer some actual questions) but since I'm asking,
Hunley, are you afraid of what we have or will find out about you? Why wont you answer the questions. You talk big about others, but your own tainted past is what we want to know about. Tell us, did you rape someone? How long did you spend in Leavenworth? Iwhy do you refuse to answer questions about yourself, are the statute of limitations still in affect? What did you do to get court marshaled? did you attempt to have your military record sealed? Did you know it's not completely sealed. How many restraining orders have there been against you? Why must you talk about other people allegations when you are the only one convicted.Why are there allegations of rape, thefts, and slander against you, why do innocent women get restraining orders placed against you. You have spent time in jail, we know that. But have you also spent time in Leavenworth? Tell us about you. Why do you feel compelled to open someone's closet when you have more skeletons then anyone you blog about.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#18 Mar 24, 2013
National Loser wrote:
Hey car Parker we all know why Rosey married Richard it was to give her girls an education and jobs at Irwindale. I heard one of her daughters was fooling around with a married man and they got caught. That's right Roseys daughter broke up a marriage because she couldn't control herself just like mommy.
Story is Breceda got her a job with no prior experiences her legs fell open and she couldn't get them closed again.

Now she is a home wrecker and two children will be growing up with out their father. Nice.
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#19 Mar 24, 2013
So you want to be the next Mr Rosy? Why do you lust after her so? You are constantly talking about her. She has to love you back for it to work. But in the mean time, Hunley, are you afraid of what we have or will find out about you? Why wont you answer the questions. You talk big about others, but your own tainted past is what we want to know about. Tell us, did you rape someone? How long did you spend in Leavenworth? Iwhy do you refuse to answer questions about yourself, are the statute of limitations still in affect? What did you do to get court marshaled? did you attempt to have your military record sealed? Did you know it's not completely sealed. How many restraining orders have there been against you? Why must you talk about other people allegations when you are the only one convicted.Why are there allegations of rape, thefts, and slander against you, why do innocent women get restraining orders placed against you. You have spent time in jail, we know that. But have you also spent time in Leavenworth? Tell us about you. Why do you feel compelled to open someone's closet when you have more skeletons then anyone you blog about.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#20 Mar 24, 2013
Rosy read the facts

California politicians busted for spending taxpayer money on New York entertainment

By LEONARD GREENE
Last Updated: 11:14 AM, October 28, 2010
Posted: 12:43 AM, October 28, 2010

As if New York doesn't have enough crooked politicians of its own ...

The bright lights of Broadway beckoned corrupt California officials to cross the continent and spend taxpayer money on nights at theaters, baseball games and pricey dinners at the Big Apple's finest bistros, authorities charged yesterday.

The four were from Irwindale, a bustling metropolis of just over 1,400 people where the main entertainment is watching cars at the local speedway.

The bureaucrats and politicians did have enough taste to pass on Los Angeles, just 20 miles away, for the allure of the world's greatest city.
SMALL-TOWN 'BIG' THINKERS: Irwindale, Calif., City Councilman Mark Breceda (left) and former Councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez appear in court yesterday to face charges they and two colleagues illegally lavished the charms of the Big Apple on themselves with taxpayer money.
AP
SMALL-TOWN 'BIG' THINKERS: Irwindale, Calif., City Councilman Mark Breceda (left) and former Councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez appear in court yesterday to face charges they and two colleagues illegally lavished the charms of the Big Apple on themselves with taxpayer money.

They were busted yesterday for misappropriating public funds to finance the trips, which took place between 2001 and 2005.

They claimed they had to come to New York to pitch for a higher municipal-bond rating, and they did manage to squeeze in some time on Wall Street when they weren't hanging out in Times Square.

They lived high on the New York hog, staying in five-star hotels, guzzling $250 bottles of wine and spending evenings on Broadway watching "Mamma Mia" and "Phantom of the Opera," authorities said.

"Mostly they partied quite a bit," Los Angeles Deputy DA Nipa Cook said.

"They spent money on Mets and Yankee games and Broadway shows."

Councilman Mark Breceda, retired City Manager Steve Blancarte and retired finance director Abe De Dios are charged with five felony counts. Former Councilwoman Rosemary Ramirez faces one count.

Prosecutors said the officials used public money to pay for $250 Yankee tickets; $260 tickets to "Follies" on Broadway and $1,027 for brunch at The River Café.

On a trip in 2003, they had only eight hours of scheduled meetings, yet they spent six nights at the lavish Ritz-Carlton, checking in on a Saturday night, even though no business meetings were scheduled for Sunday.

They also saw a matinee of "Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only" followed by dinner at Atelier on Central Park South.

Former Councilwoman Rosemary Gutierrez, who came along on one of the trips but was not charged with a crime, justified their actions by saying New York is an expensive place to do business.

"It's not like we were meeting in Irwindale or in the state of California," she told reporters. "It was New York."
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#21 Mar 24, 2013
National Anthem wrote:
So you want to be the next Mr Rosy? Why do you lust after her so? You are constantly talking about her. She has to love you back for it to work. But in the mean time, Hunley, are you afraid of what we have or will find out about you? Why wont you answer the questions. You talk big about others, but your own tainted past is what we want to know about. Tell us, did you rape someone? How long did you spend in Leavenworth? Iwhy do you refuse to answer questions about yourself, are the statute of limitations still in affect? What did you do to get court marshaled? did you attempt to have your military record sealed? Did you know it's not completely sealed. How many restraining orders have there been against you? Why must you talk about other people allegations when you are the only one convicted.Why are there allegations of rape, thefts, and slander against you, why do innocent women get restraining orders placed against you. You have spent time in jail, we know that. But have you also spent time in Leavenworth? Tell us about you. Why do you feel compelled to open someone's closet when you have more skeletons then anyone you blog about.
Not a chance FAT ASSS
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#22 Mar 24, 2013
Why, are the statute of limitation hasn't expired yet?
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#23 Mar 24, 2013
National Anthem wrote:
Why, are the statute of limitation hasn't expired yet?
0n what idiot. That's what happens when you start accumulating to many warts.

Put the bottle of Thunder bird down Rosy. You can tell when you are tipping it.

Go pay your rent you dead beat.
REALTOR

West Covina, CA

#25 Mar 27, 2013
Yes I know a man named Mark who just might have a building available.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#26 Mar 27, 2013
Thank You I believe I have his number

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