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Mayor of small city was ´too stupid
and uneducated´ to know his $100k
salary was illegal, his lawyer argues

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 2/22/2013 2:27:50 PM

The former mayor of Bell, California, was too stupid and uneducated to know his $100,000 salary for the part-time city job was illegal, his lawyer argued today. Oscar Hernandez is illiterate, has no high school degree and didn´t even finish elementary school, defense attorney Stanley Friedmand told jurors. Hernandez and five former members of the Bell City Council are on trial, accused of stealing $1.3million in exorbitant pay from the working-class city of 35,000.

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Stupid is as stupid does! You just can´t make this up stuff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/22/2013 2:35:30 PM     (No. 9191202)

I would be willing to bet that this argument works for this crook. The only thing stupider in California than Hernandez is the voters!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/22/2013 2:47:30 PM     (No. 9191225)

Ignorance of the law is always a sure fire successful defense when liberals/socialist get caught in a felony.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/22/2013 2:47:48 PM     (No. 9191227)

No se nada.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/22/2013 2:51:17 PM     (No. 9191236)

Sounds like your standard democrat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/22/2013 2:58:52 PM     (No. 9191249)

#4 That´s the first thought I had too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 2/22/2013 3:08:29 PM     (No. 9191261)

Let´s hope he´s to stupid to pay his lawyer, too.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 2/22/2013 3:08:40 PM     (No. 9191262)

The scandal of Bell is of epic proportions.

People belong in prison.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubby, 2/22/2013 3:20:26 PM     (No. 9191286)

Ignorance and stupidity is the defense of every con man ever indicted. If that was a good reason for innocence all the jails would be empty. It´s a good thing he´s a twofer a Democratic and a minority chances are good he´ll get off or just get a slap on the wrist. A Republican doing the same thing would get hard time. Two tier justice in the country has arrived and is here to stay with Obama then Hillary in the WH.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/22/2013 3:37:23 PM     (No. 9191309)

What poster 9 said. The USA is in a quick transition to banana republic status, as the rule of law means nothing to democrats. Consider that john corzine (D) stole $1.2 billion in customer money from MF Global with impunity, the “justice department” refused to prosecute the black panthers for voter intimidation, refuses to enforce the defense of marriage act, refuses to enforce immigration laws. What’s more, obama violated the war powers act in Libyan intervention, and nullified contracts of Chrysler bond holders when he took over the auto industry. On the other side of it, Skooter Libby´s life was destroyed, even though he committed no crime, and the late Senator Stevens was destroyed by corrupt federal prosecutors who paid no price for their wrong doing. This is an incomplete list, as I´m sure other posters can add to it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 2/22/2013 3:41:26 PM     (No. 9191312)

Exactly what law did he break? I didn´t know it was illegal to accept pay for having a "job" even though the work wasn´t overly taxing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/22/2013 4:11:53 PM     (No. 9191355)

#11, I believe that they significantly raised their own salaries. It wasn´t like there was some authority who "hired" them at a specific rate and that they would necessarily go through that authority to get a raise. Besides, from the article:
"The average salary for part-time elected officials at other California cities of similar size was $4,800." That sort of tells you something, doesn´t it?



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Reply 12 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/22/2013 4:13:50 PM     (No. 9191359)

Is there a clue somewhere that will tell the difference between the last picture and one that results from a Mexico City drug cartel sweep? How can you tell the difference?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 4:15:29 PM     (No. 9191362)

"Your honor, my client is a moron"...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/22/2013 6:19:30 PM     (No. 9191560)

Used to, people wouldn´t own up to being stupid, but the Dems sure don´t mind. I guess it´s because they know their fellow Dems are just as stupid and will continue to keep them in office and excuse them for everything.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/22/2013 7:07:26 PM     (No. 9191611)

With a Democrat constituency, anything is possible.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/22/2013 9:49:03 PM     (No. 9191741)

Does anyone know if the population of Bell is mostly Hispanic? Just curious as to how this uneducated man with a hispanic last name got elected. No bueno!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/23/2013 1:23:40 AM     (No. 9191884)

...and he´s the smartest guy in town.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/23/2013 2:16:46 AM     (No. 9191910)

How stupid was the person that hired him ?

This is multiplied all across this country and into DC.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/23/2013 2:32:39 AM     (No. 9191913)

Maybe he is dsylexic and thought he was only paid 000001$/year.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/23/2013 7:40:59 AM     (No. 9192065)

If the stupid defense works, we´ll be seeing it tried all over the country. Indict Barry first, Peelousy second.

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