After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often never met.
After he was handcuffed and led off to jail, the mayor of Bell quickly confessed that he and his colleagues had been paying themselves handsome salaries for serving on boards that seldom, and sometimes never, met.
The former mayor of Bell was sentenced Thursday to one year in county jail for his role in a corruption case in which city leaders were accused of plundering the small town’s treasury and lavishing themselves with enormous salaries.
Once viewed as an American success story, the former mayor of Bell will face possible prison time when he is sentenced Thursday for his role in a massive corruption case in which city leaders paid themselves huge salaries and left the town teetering on the edge of insolvency.
The blossoms are back.
Despite winning a nearly $18-million judgment against the Dodgers and two men who beat their son on opening day 2011, Bryan Stow's parents said the verdict Wednesday doesn't end the family's ordeal.
The nearly $18-million awarded to Giants fan Bryan Stow by a jury on Wednesday was "like a big weight" off the shoulders of his family, his mother said outside court.
Bryan Stow may never fully comprehend the nearly $18 million awarded him Wednesday by a Los Angeles jury.