Local Government
2 ex-Baldwin Park employees accuse council members of retaliation

Two former Baldwin Park city employees are claiming they were fired in retaliation for opposing unethical behavior by city council members. In an 11-page claim filed June 2 with the city clerk's office, Vijay Singhal, the city's former chief executive officer, alleged he was forced from his job in retaliation for refusing to provide favors and concessions to friends and family members of Mayor Pro Tem Ricardo Pacheco and council member Susan Rubio, as well as organizations that financially supported them.  "Mr. Singhal's career with the City was cut short when he was terminated in an unethical and retaliatory manner, absent the proper procedures and in...