Former CA Democratic Mayor Claims Lack of Education Defense for receiving illegal 100K Salary

A former California city mayor who received an inflated salary claims he’s innocent. His defense for not knowing the salary was illegal? He can’t read.

Oscar Hernandez, the former mayor of Bell, received an illegal salary of almost $100,000 a year. Did we mention it was a part-time job? He and five other ex-city officials are charged with misappropriating funds amounting to five million dollars and could face up to 20 years behind bars.

Hernandez claims he’s illiterate and simply couldn’t read what was in the contracts. His attorney says he didn’t have a high school or college degree, and never finished elementary school. Dale Walker, a resident of Bell, said on Fox and Friends that he sat in on city council meetings when Hernandez was actually reading.



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