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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Pedro Carrillo
California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed suit Wednesday against former and current city officials in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell who collected bloated salaries - a move that places recently appointed city attorney James M. Casso in a position to both defend and prosecute those same officials.
The findings "are shocking and detail actions that are reprehensible beyond words," said Bell Interim City Manager Pedro Carrillo, who requested the state audit in July.
Pedro Carrillo, left, interim city manager of Bell, Calif., announces the resignations of three of Bell's top administrators during a special city council meeting, Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Bell, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)