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Posted: Friday, 01 August 2014 6:35PM

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



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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