Ex-Mayor of Bell, Calif. Sentenced for Inflating City Leaders’ Salaries


0  Updated at 3:29 pm, August 1st, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) —  The former mayor of a scandal-ridden Los Angeles town is heading to jail.

Oscar Hernandez is the latest in a series of former city officials in Bell, California– a small, blue-collar L.A. suburb– to be sentenced to jail.

Hernandez has been sentenced to a year in jail for illegally inflating city leaders’ salaries.

The judge said Hernandez should never have run for office — he couldn’t read English and wound up rubber-stamping documents for a corrupt city manager.

Hernandez will also have to pay over $240,000 in restitution.  

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