Montebello Mayor's Husband Charged Wi...

Montebello Mayor's Husband Charged With Selling Meth Near School

There are 22 comments on the News Max story from Oct 18, 2013, titled Montebello Mayor's Husband Charged With Selling Meth Near School. In it, News Max reports that:

The husband of Montebello, Calif., mayor Christina Cortez is scheduled to appear in court Monday to face charges that he allegedly sold methamphetamine near a school.

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New Montebello resident

Carson, CA

#1 Oct 18, 2013
He is innocent until proven guilty , God bless him! I really do not believe these charges , I also know others on the council are setting him up.
Montebello Food Eater

Carson, CA

#2 Oct 18, 2013
This is good promotion for our Taste of the Town event. I have been receiving many calls from other city residents they all want to attend our event now . I guess it true any publicity is good publicity !

Since: Oct 13

Daly City, CA

#3 Oct 18, 2013
New Montebello resident wrote:
He is innocent until proven guilty , God bless him! I really do not believe these charges , I also know others on the council are setting him up.
How can you set up someone who has a history of drugs and alcohol?
Are you telling me the Sheriff's Department made up these charges? He is not a nice person and once he is found guilty let's see where you stand.
whats going on

Reseda, CA

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Marco Slapowski wrote:
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How can you set up someone who has a history of drugs and alcohol?
Are you telling me the Sheriff's Department made up these charges? He is not a nice person and once he is found guilty let's see where you stand.
Marco Slapowski wrote:
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People are innocent until proven guilty. Let's wait and see what happens.
You drug crazed pendejo!!!! You cant even wait 5 minutes before saying the exact opposite thing!!!! Are the two sides of your brain writing in differnet threads???????? Your the one that needs drug rehab!! Get it NOW before its too late!!!!

You wouldnt be able to recignize the truth if came gift wrapped with a card that said THIS IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!
World Traveller

Reseda, CA

#5 Oct 19, 2013
There is also the question of how this arrest might alter the upcoming election's effect on the proposed Montebello hills condo development.

Apparently, Only the 4 candidates from the ANC candidates' forum have made any public statements about the proposed condo project. Molinari, Barajas, Arriola and Romero answered questions about the proposal, generally saying at this forum that the safety of the location would have to be proven before it could be considered.



When the would-be proposed hill project developer and Athens services tried together to stop Bill Molinari from being elected in 2009, Bill questioned the lack of any independent information or financial analysis about the proposal. He also put out a recent revised analysis of the proposal that questions its underlying assumptions that the characterizes as 'exaggerated'.

Art Barajas ran his first campaign with the pledge of no development in the hills.

Romero has reportedly said at the January 9 city council meeting that she was FOR THE DEVELOPMENT before she became a councilmember candidate.

Gallarzo would almost certainly have to recuse himself on the question of the proposed condos as he lives adjacent to the project area.

THIS council that is elected in November will be the one that decides what happens to the major danger that faces this city: A city budget-draining, physically dangerous, property value depressing, traffic nightmare that the out-of-state owners want to build on the deadly ground of an OPERATING oil field with about 300 oil and natural gas wells.
Bad

Ontario, CA

#6 Oct 19, 2013
We will see
Meth Lab

Alhambra, CA

#8 Oct 20, 2013
For Christina to say she didn't know she was sleeping with a drug dealer is lie. C'mon, you can't spot a drug dealer living in your own house? Side note meth is flammable, that “suspicious” fire that burned Cortez’s Chevrolet Suburban? It's all starting to add up. It just looks real bad when your the mayor and connected to this in your own home.
Theolona Ranger

Littleton, CO

#9 Oct 20, 2013
New Montebello Resident states a common misconception
"He is innocent until proven guilty"
Not exactly
There is a PRESUMPTION of innocence
He is "Presumed innocent" until proven guilty.
He may or may not actually be guilty.
Any PRESUMPTION is rebutable and is a suitable subject for inquiry and debate
Carry on

Since: Oct 13

Alhambra, CA

#10 Oct 21, 2013
whats going on wrote:
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You drug crazed pendejo!!!! You cant even wait 5 minutes before saying the exact opposite thing!!!! Are the two sides of your brain writing in differnet threads???????? Your the one that needs drug rehab!! Get it NOW before its too late!!!!
You wouldnt be able to recignize the truth if came gift wrapped with a card that said THIS IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!
"You can't wait 5 minutes before saying the exact opposite...."

What are you a third grader? Grow up loser! It will all come to light. Try to write with less emotion and a little more intelligence.

Since: Sep 13

Alhambra, CA

#11 Oct 21, 2013
New Montebello resident wrote:
He is innocent until proven guilty , God bless him! I really do not believe these charges , I also know others on the council are setting him up.
I'm curious...what would make you think someone was setting him up if he was caught selling Meth?

I know that the Sheriff's Dept. was involved and approximately 40 officers were present in this raid.

Typically when the Sheriff's Dept. suspects someone is selling drugs those investigations go on for months.
whats going on

Reseda, CA

#12 Oct 21, 2013
Marco Slapowski wrote:
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How can you set up someone who has a history of drugs and alcohol?
Are you telling me the Sheriff's Department made up these charges? He is not a nice person and once he is found guilty let's see where you stand.
Marco Slapowski wrote:
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People are innocent until proven guilty. Let's wait and see what happens.
Still no answer on how you say two opposite things that ANY third grader can see!!!!! Even a child can see your hypocracy!!!

Which half of yhour schizo brain did the last post??!! Why do you even bother replying when you never answer any of your contracidtions????

Just post your free associations rants by themselves without dirtying any ones posts with them!!
Compassion for the family

Reseda, CA

#13 Oct 21, 2013
PoliSci wrote:
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I'm curious...what would make you think someone was setting him up if he was caught selling Meth?
I know that the Sheriff's Dept. was involved and approximately 40 officers were present in this raid.
Typically when the Sheriff's Dept. suspects someone is selling drugs those investigations go on for months.
Post #18 --Attention all Montebello voters and residents we need to form a strong coalition to not allow Cook properties to build 800 square foot attached homes up on our beautiful hill. The new homes should be the 2500 square feet plus for buyers that can afford to pay over $600K for a home... We need to bring wealth and educated people to our city. If we allow 800 square foot homes to be built we will attract ghetto chulos and chulas and gang bangers...the hill will turn into Maravilla Projects part 2 I urge everyone to support executive homes to be built on the hill... Thank you ! Now if anyone objects to this then let me tell you ! You are ignorant , uneducated with have no class and you will ruin Montebello and make it worse than it is . Also you are probably the people that leave baby's used diapers in the streets and allow lunch trucks to park on our neighborhood streets overnight ! I'm Not prejudice but yes I want to live in a clean city so don't ridicule me for wanting to live a clean lifestyle and not in a dirty roach infested home .... Stop inviting gang bangers to our city I'm tired of it

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well let see what the "investigation" comes up with - When i heard this the first thing i said was "he is being set up". I believe the husband was set up ...yes set up by who, Bill, Jack, Frank,...anyone that Cristina has crossed in calling them out and showing how incompetent they are and how corrupt they are. Cristina is doing what we voted her to do and and doing a very good job so she is threatening some folks that want her out. So since they could not find any dirt on her they are trying with her husband..... Montebello PD you are cowards. La County Sheriffs i hope you get sued once all of this is cleared and who ever is behind this - what goes around comes around you will get yours as well. Cristina you are the only good thing that has come to our city, they are trying to force you out, whatever you decide to do since this is affecting your family i will always say that you are a trooper and a very strong women to put up with this , i have been at council meetings and see the contempt some of the council members have for you all due to you making them accountable as well as the City. Bill needs to be gone he has been on the council for too long, we need to incorporate how many terms a person can be voted in. Cristina i fully support you and your family. And what judge approved the search warrant , i think we need to know all of this.......

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Post #5 The Mayor hasn't brought bad press to montebello! And her husband is innocent until proven guilty! All the Mayor has done is try to end the corruption in montebello. Do you think it is right that the city's money pays for politicians' family vacations?? The mayor is just trying to do right by montebello. She's been threatened and harassed for trying to end the corruption. This could all be set up to tarnish her name.

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These are some answers to your questions.
Wonder why

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Oct 22, 2013
PoliSci wrote:
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I'm curious...what would make you think someone was setting him up if he was caught selling Meth?
I know that the Sheriff's Dept. was involved and approximately 40 officers were present in this raid.
Typically when the Sheriff's Dept. suspects someone is selling drugs those investigations go on for months.
Investigations don't usually go on for months when the target is a Small Time Dealer, which is what the Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson has stated he is. Also the use of 40 Sheriff's Deputies isn't typical for an arrest and search of the residence of an alleged small time drug dealer. It's way more than would normally be employed. Another funny thing: since when did the press and a news helicopter take to showing up ASAP at arrest and search locations of alleged small time drug dealers? Leaving aside the question of guilt or innocence, certain aspects of the way this situation was handled raise questions.

Most likely the Montebello Police Dept. handled perimeter control while the Sheriff's set up on the location, made the arrest and made entry for the search. Did one of them drop a dime to the media? And, BTW, has the Montebello Police Officers Association endorsed any candidates in this upcoming election? if so, would such candidate(s) benefit by the negative publicity this sad situation has brought upon Montebello? I've no problem with the arrest of an alleged drug dealer. Take him down. However we also need to be aware of the other aspects of this situation.
Who cares

Oxnard, CA

#17 Oct 23, 2013
He is a drug dealer and he uses it, and the mayor his wife new the whole time what he was doing c'mon now! She is guilty as him crooked mayor, she needs to stop playing the part and be real!!
World Traveller

Reseda, CA

#18 Oct 23, 2013
Who cares wrote:
He is a drug dealer and he uses it, and the mayor his wife new the whole time what he was doing c'mon now! She is guilty as him crooked mayor, she needs to stop playing the part and be real!!
I say there, I must have missed the trial. I didn't realize that he has been judged guilty already. Thanks for letting us know.

Now, how is the Mayor crooked? Was there some kind of investigation that apparently happened the same time as the trial?

I guess I shouldn't blink, so I don't miss these kinds of events in the future.
Theolona ranger

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Oct 23, 2013
Wonder Why wrote
"Most likely the Montebello Police Dept. handled perimeter control while the Sheriff's set up on the location, made the arrest and made entry for the search. Did one of them drop a dime to the media? And, BTW, has the Montebello Police Officers Association endorsed any candidates in this upcoming election? if so, would such candidate(s) benefit by the negative publicity this sad situation has brought upon Montebello? "

Kath Salazar would know or could find out
So could Chris Robles

Compassion- are you part of a campaign- come clean now
Theolona ranger

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Oct 23, 2013
world traveler writes:
"Now, how is the Mayor crooked?"
Trying to push the Danny Ku Deal
Trying to get her campaign manager, the unqualified and disreputable Billie Martinez, a big cushy job with the city
Has she reformed?
Does she still associate with bad people?
She wants an audit- audit the Ku- HUD deal
Who signed off that the project was completed when it was never started?
Who authorized the payment of these funds from the fraudulent affidavit?
Who benefited?

Since: Sep 13

Alhambra, CA

#21 Oct 27, 2013
Compassion for the family wrote:
<quoted text>Post #18 --Attention all Montebello voters and residents we need to form a strong coalition to not allow Cook properties to build 800 square foot attached homes up on our beautiful hill. The new homes should be the 2500 square feet plus for buyers that can afford to pay over $600K for a home... We need to bring wealth and educated people to our city. If we allow 800 square foot homes to be built we will attract ghetto chulos and chulas and gang bangers...the hill will turn into Maravilla Projects part 2 I urge everyone to support executive homes to be built on the hill... Thank you ! Now if anyone objects to this then let me tell you ! You are ignorant , uneducated with have no class and you will ruin Montebello and make it worse than it is . Also you are probably the people that leave baby's used diapers in the streets and allow lunch trucks to park on our neighborhood streets overnight ! I'm Not prejudice but yes I want to live in a clean city so don't ridicule me for wanting to live a clean lifestyle and not in a dirty roach infested home .... Stop inviting gang bangers to our city I'm tired of it
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Post #23
well let see what the "investigation" comes up with - When i heard this the first thing i said was "he is being set up". I believe the husband was set up ...yes set up by who, Bill, Jack, Frank,...anyone that Cristina has crossed in calling them out and showing how incompetent they are and how corrupt they are. Cristina is doing what we voted her to do and and doing a very good job so she is threatening some folks that want her out. So since they could not find any dirt on her they are trying with her husband..... Montebello PD you are cowards. La County Sheriffs i hope you get sued once all of this is cleared and who ever is behind this - what goes around comes around you will get yours as well. Cristina you are the only good thing that has come to our city, they are trying to force you out, whatever you decide to do since this is affecting your family i will always say that you are a trooper and a very strong women to put up with this , i have been at council meetings and see the contempt some of the council members have for you all due to you making them accountable as well as the City. Bill needs to be gone he has been on the council for too long, we need to incorporate how many terms a person can be voted in. Cristina i fully support you and your family. And what judge approved the search warrant , i think we need to know all of this.......
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Post #5 The Mayor hasn't brought bad press to montebello! And her husband is innocent until proven guilty! All the Mayor has done is try to end the corruption in montebello. Do you think it is right that the city's money pays for politicians' family vacations?? The mayor is just trying to do right by montebello. She's been threatened and harassed for trying to end the corruption. This could all be set up to tarnish her name.
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These are some answers to your questions.
Sadly you are a Christina fan.

The Mayor's husband can't be set up by the sheriffs dept., if you know anything about this agency. It's apparent you do not. The Mayor's husband is a drug dealer. Selling Meth within a 100 feet from a middle school is unforgivable. If you justify that criminal behavior maybe you should be in prison with him. Cortez' corruption is catching up with her. Don't be naive.
Compassion for the family

Reseda, CA

#22 Oct 28, 2013
PoliSci wrote:
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Sadly you are a Christina fan.
The Mayor's husband can't be set up by the sheriffs dept., if you know anything about this agency. It's apparent you do not. The Mayor's husband is a drug dealer. Selling Meth within a 100 feet from a middle school is unforgivable. If you justify that criminal behavior maybe you should be in prison with him. Cortez' corruption is catching up with her. Don't be naive.
Such vicious hatred will harm you more than the Mayor. I am sorry, but your comments show you do not understand what has been written here. I will say a prayer for you to be enlightened with the wisdom and forgiveness you would deny others.

God bless you.
Knight Owl

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Oct 28, 2013
Selling Drugs near a school is not the same as selling to children as some have stated.
I do not recall that the buyers were identified.
Question for "Compassion for the family"
You mention "vicious hatred"
I see nothing "vicious" nor any "hatred" in this thread.
p.s.
no "forgiveness" without "repentance"
and thank you Tiny Tim

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