Skip to comments.Indicted City of Bell Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo Confronted About Breast Cancer Awareness Funds
Posted on 10/14/2010 8:41:58 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
It is reported that the City of Bell raised around $100,000 from multi-year Breast Cancer Awareness fundraisers in the City of Bell. Teresa Jacobo helped head that effort and the citizens of Bell have been trying to find out where those charitable funds went and if they were ever applied to Breast Cancer Awareness organizations. Here Jacobo is confronted for the first time since her release from jail. Jacobo states the funds were turned over to the Steelworkers Oldtimers Association which until his arrest last month was headed for many decades by George Cole, former City of Bell Councilman. George Cole signed the tax records for Oldtimers that contained incomplete information. So incomplete the California Attorney General gave the organization 30 days to revise the documents. Apparently many millions in municipal contracts were not disclosed on the forms in the appropriate legal manner.
Ron Vera, attorney for the Southeast Cities Schools Coalition, tries to shield Jacobo from the questions and camera.
The Southeast Cities Schools Coalition has a Governing Board that includes a Councilman from the financially failed city of Maywood, a recently arrested Councilwoman from the failed City of Bell, and others from Southeast Los Angeles Cities with close ties to the recently arrested George Cole of the Oldtimers Association. Cole was also a City of Bell Councilman for many years during which time many shady city transactions occurred. Video shot at Vernon City Hall, Vernon California on October 14th, 2010
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Lock ‘em all up.
Help me out here. Was this some kind of hispanic cultural/tribal thing? Is it considered bad form to ask how the patron is spending your taxes?
How did these guys get away with it as long as they did? I gather from other stories it was only over the past decade or so that the Bell cabal went hog wild.
Good Lord, there is no end to the corruption in the City of Bell. It’s like the Mafia has taken control. Next I expect to hear that they are selling drugs out of the city hall.
Well at least they’re not being bothered by any racist white people, that’s the important thing.
Way to go democrats.Wow!
So do you think that Bell is the only city in California with massive corruption problems? California’s State and Local Governments are rife with corruption at all levels. I can’t even get code enforcement to do their jobs in the small town I live in. State and Local Government is grossly inefficient and seemingly can’t get anything done.
It’s really bad out here with the corruption and gang crime and its getting much worse.
California should forfeit its Statehood and become a Federal territory.
@sinaju: “How did these guys get away with it as long as they did?”
Exactly! the more of this kind of crap I hear, the more I question the intelligence of the residents of Bell. These had to be some of the stupidest, and/or most disconnected taxpayers in the Country to let this magnitude of graft and corruption continue for as long as it did. We are talking about millions of tax dollars that have misappropriated, and this is peanuts by comparison, but it points to a longstanding tradition of extreme graft in Bell and a whole bunch of residents who were not paying attention.
Several of the people arrested seem to have Italian names. They may or may not be racists but I think they count as white.
Forced into several small California towns, and stealing money from the I LOVE BOOBIES campaign.
They just aren't what they used to be.
I am so afraid for this country...
“Next I expect to hear that they are selling drugs out of the city hall.”
No, that would require actual effort and work.
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