Prosecutors: Bell corruption ran unchecked for years

There are 30 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Prosecutors: Bell corruption ran unchecked for years. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a case of alleged municipal corruption that prosecutors say ran so deep it involved personnel who would otherwise have exposed it.

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ricardo

Reseda, CA

#1 Sep 22, 2010
Welcome to the TEA party, citizens of Bell. A little late, but hey, better late than never.

Now....who's next??
Helpful

United States

#3 Sep 22, 2010
ricardo wrote:
Welcome to the TEA party, citizens of Bell. A little late, but hey, better late than never.
Now....who's next??
Let's hear it for the tea party
Jim

Akron, OH

#4 Sep 22, 2010
I can't believe that you have Hermosa Beach firefighters making $191,618.60 a year.

Take a look at the salaries posted on the City of Hermosa Beach website.
Made in USA

Torrance, CA

#5 Sep 22, 2010
They need to audit City Of Torrance!!!
To Made in USA

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Sep 22, 2010
Made in USA wrote:
They need to audit City Of Torrance!!!
It says the following in "2 Timothy 3:1-5":

1 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.

Sounds like Torrance in persona.
To Jim

Torrance, CA

#7 Sep 22, 2010
I am not sure how can they make that much money to stop fire! Not only that look at all of the city departments! No wonder they are writing tickets left and right to pay for their salaries!
Jim wrote:
I can't believe that you have Hermosa Beach firefighters making $191,618.60 a year.
Take a look at the salaries posted on the City of Hermosa Beach website.
Made In USA

Torrance, CA

#8 Sep 22, 2010
Looks at this!

http://www.torranceca.gov/21127.htm

This is hard to find in the Torrance Website.
Made In USA

Torrance, CA

#9 Sep 22, 2010
I am in the business! Need to go to politics!!!
Made In USA

Torrance, CA

#10 Sep 22, 2010
Wrong Business, I mean.
Corrupt-O-Crats

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Sep 22, 2010
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"Bell corruption ran unchecked for years"

And where was the CA Attorney General for all of those years ????

Silence is golden ....
To Corrupt-O-Crats

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Sep 23, 2010
Corrupt-O-Crats wrote:
Quote:
"Bell corruption ran unchecked for years"
And where was the CA Attorney General for all of those years ????
Silence is golden ....
Especially in L.A. County.
Karg

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Sep 23, 2010
09/23/2010

Dear Citizens,

This is a False Statement!

Your officials, newspapers, and professionals all know!

But for some "odd" (t)reason they do not implement corrective actions!

Even Stan the Man Rehmelmeyer asked me in 1992 "Don we have to do something!"---at that moment Karlheinz Halter's Torrance Puch International attorney grabbed Stan's Shoulder [now he is Judge John P. Shook]---and stated, "See you later, Stan!"

Intimidation of Witnesses and officials and attorneys we have seen.

And for the Dead [1000 "mysterious" homicides]-maybe the FBI and the LAPD will figure that out with their new South Bay Task force!

Sincerely,

Don Karg
To Corrupt-O-Crats wrote:
<quoted text>
Especially in L.A. County.
Bella

United States

#14 Sep 23, 2010
They need to audit City Of Hawthorne!!!
Ron

Westminster, CA

#15 Sep 23, 2010
Jim wrote:
I can't believe that you have Hermosa Beach firefighters making $191,618.60 a year.
Take a look at the salaries posted on the City of Hermosa Beach website.
Time out .... has anyone ever stopped to ask if the rest of the private sector is paid too little? Maybe these salaries are just!!
Ron

Westminster, CA

#16 Sep 23, 2010
To Corrupt-SOCrates wrote:
<quoted text>
Especially in L.A. County.
Who knew, it was the people closest to the corruption that started the questioning and didn't stand down, they united and won. It wasn't until then that AG and the rest came in, but the people had to start it. Hats off to the people of BELL
JacOb

Westminster, CA

#17 Sep 23, 2010
Corrupt-SOCrates wrote:
Quote:
"Bell corruption ran unchecked for years"
And where was the CA Attorney General for all of those years ????
Silence is golden ....
Well it's not until it hits you in the pocket book before you start asking questions. Good going citizens of BELL
JacOb

Westminster, CA

#18 Sep 23, 2010
To Jim wrote:
I am not sure how can they make that much money to stop fire! Not only that look at all of the city departments! No wonder they are writing tickets left and right to pay for their salaries!
<quoted text>
Well anytime you have to spend several months of trainning for and studing for deserves a good salary. These people put there lives on the line every day they are on the job. Can you honestly say that these life savers and property savers don't have a tough job? and as far as the $190K is that the fire chief's salary?
Richard Hernandez

San Pedro, CA

#19 Sep 23, 2010
Looks like Carson is next, i hear the mayor and city manager and there little helpers are trying to book a flight out of lax this monday but the DA stopped them.
i cant wait for them to clean house and re deposit all the money Karen Avilla spent and so she claims someone hacked into the city computers what a joke. jim dear spends his evening gambling at the Hustler Casino where his brother ex mayor of Gardena is a partner. Funny how these crooks all get caught. City manager Jerry Groomes and wifey take long long vacations and always drive the so called company car, well i got news for all of you the DA is watching and they never left after Pete Fajardo got busted. Wait until DA looks into your home owners beautification program and all the missing money. And the inside back room deals with the developers. Oh well you try to be above the law but like your mother told you keep your hand out of the cookie jar.
To Richard Hernandez

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Sep 23, 2010
And what about Daimler-Benz [i.e. Mercedes]? Why did they pick Carson? Now they were fined $185 million [re: Judge Leon], for bribing our esteemed officials. And Jim Dear was silent?
Richard Hernandez wrote:
Looks like Carson is next, i hear the mayor and city manager and there little helpers are trying to book a flight out of lax this monday but the DA stopped them.
i cant wait for them to clean house and re deposit all the money Karen Avilla spent and so she claims someone hacked into the city computers what a joke. jim dear spends his evening gambling at the Hustler Casino where his brother ex mayor of Gardena is a partner. Funny how these crooks all get caught. City manager Jerry Groomes and wifey take long long vacations and always drive the so called company car, well i got news for all of you the DA is watching and they never left after Pete Fajardo got busted. Wait until DA looks into your home owners beautification program and all the missing money. And the inside back room deals with the developers. Oh well you try to be above the law but like your mother told you keep your hand out of the cookie jar.
Karg

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Sep 24, 2010
09/23/2010

Dear Citizens,

You are forgetting one major Fact!

The County will come to their aide and burn down the mayor's house.

They [Carson Sheriffs] did it back in 1989 to Mitoma's House and the Jaguar got it too!

Mitoma was looking into the Serial Numbers of the recaptured stolen Mopeds from the Warehouse breakins [Two major Warehouse Breakins]---guest they too had orders from higher-up, just like the Torrance Police.

Sincerely,

Don Karg
Richard Hernandez wrote:
Looks like Carson is next, i hear the mayor and city manager and there little helpers are trying to book a flight out of lax this monday but the DA stopped them.
i cant wait for them to clean house and re deposit all the money Karen Avilla spent and so she claims someone hacked into the city computers what a joke. jim dear spends his evening gambling at the Hustler Casino where his brother ex mayor of Gardena is a partner. Funny how these crooks all get caught. City manager Jerry Groomes and wifey take long long vacations and always drive the so called company car, well i got news for all of you the DA is watching and they never left after Pete Fajardo got busted. Wait until DA looks into your home owners beautification program and all the missing money. And the inside back room deals with the developers. Oh well you try to be above the law but like your mother told you keep your hand out of the cookie jar.

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