George Cole, the former mayor of the notoriously corrupt California city of Bell, was sentenced today. You may remember former Mayor Cole from such hits as “let’s have the city pay to send me to fat camp“, or his “no contest” plea earlier this year to corruption charges, or his conviction last year for misappropriation of funds.
So what did Cole get?
180 days of home confinement, five years of probation, and 1,000 hours of community service. And he has to pay $77,000 in restitution. That’s all.
But he’s filled with shame and remorse. I’m going to politely suggest that’s not the only thing he’s full of, but this is a family blog…
Ah, but the flames. You’re going down in flames, you tax-fattened hyena!
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of some but not all voter-fraud and perjury charges brought in a case that accused them of lying about where they lived so he would be qualified to run for his council seat.
I thought I had written about Alarcon and his wife previously, but a search doesn’t turn up anything.
Prosecutors said Alarcon lied when he swore that he lived in a home in Panorama City in L.A.’s 7th Council District so he could run in 2007 and 2009 to represent the district, which he did until last year. They said he actually lived in a bigger home outside the district in Sun Valley. The L.A. City Charter requires that candidates live in the districts they seek to represent.