Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Paul Richards Found Guilty

Lynwood, CA - A verdict was announced today at 1:00pm. Paul Richards has been found guilty on all counts. Paula Harris, Richards' sister, and Bevan Thomas, have also been found guilty. Sentencing is scheduled for February 13, 2006 at 1:30pm.


Read article here.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad this man was found guilty. I'm very excited for the Lynwood residents. I'm glad there is something called "Re-calls". Thanks to a recall, South Gate and Lynwood have been able to get these loosers out of office.

South Gate Resident

Anonymous said...

Now is time for the DA to come back to Lynwood, and finish the job
so we can have some peace.
There are 3 more council members awaiting to have their day in court.

Lynwood Resident for over 25 years

Anonymous said...

Looks like we will have a whole new council this November 8th. Thank God

Anonymous said...

ALLELULLIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BIRD IS NEXT! I STILL REMEMBER WHEN RICHARD TOLD ME THAT CESAR CHAVEZ DID NOT DESERVE A STREET NAME AFTER HIM!!! NOW HE TRULY DESERVES WHAT HE'S GETTING, HE'S PROBABLY HEADING TO FIGUEROA ST. AGAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

I VOTED FOR PEDROZA BUT HE IGNORED WHAT HE CAMPAIGNED FOR "END CORRUPTION IN LYNWOOD" BUT INSTEAD HE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO SIDE WITH BYRD AND RICHARD!!! IT'S HE NEXT???

Anonymous said...

6:56 No genious, not all of them are up.

Anywho... There's fresh corruption meat if LEAL is back in town. Someone should look into this!

Anonymous said...

CUANDO VEAN A LA ESTUPIDA DE MARGARET AROUJO .. DIGANLE QUE QUE PIENSA .. DE LOS QUE QUERIAMOS DETRUIR LYNWOOD CUANDO ANDAVAMOS HACIENDO EL RE-CALL Y EL CUAL ELLA NO FIRMO. VIEJA CHANCLUDA HEDIONA.

Anonymous said...

Paul Richards was framed.

Anonymous said...

YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT, HE WAS FRAMED. THE SAD THING IS THAT IT WAS BY HIS OWN FAMILY. IF YOUR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD DO THIS TO YOU, THEN THE QUESTION WE NEED TO ASK IS 'WHAT DID HE DO TO HIS FAMILY AND ALL LYNWOOD CITIZENS? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE: FRAUD.

Anonymous said...

6:56 P.M.

You must be just as ignorant as the so-called -Z.......

For the residents that believe that corruption will end simply because a new council is elected must be just as ignorant as -Z and Aide "Corrupt" Castro. What people don't seem to realize is that Aide Castro has not been a councilwomen yet and she has already commited an ACT that should be viewed by everyone to be CORRUPT.

I don't care what Aide Castro or her supporters have to say. How in the hell can a supposedly successful woman with a BEAUTY SALON in MAYWOOD and an EXECUTIVE REAL ESTATE AGENT, which i'm sure makes more than $100,000 dollars a year, qualify for a low income home in Lynwood. Well my friends, because HER COUSIN FERNANDO PEDROZA HELPED HER OBTAIN THAT HOME. OH, I'M SORRY, FERNANDO PEDROZA HELPED AIDE CASTRO'S HUSBAND OBTAIN THAT HOME. Her husband is the one that applied for the low income home, but Aide Castro was included in the application, but she did not include HER INCOME in the application. Otherwise, I can GUARANTEE anyone that they wouldn't of qualified for the low income home. Moreover, maybe he did apply, but because FERNANDO PEDROZA AND LOUIS MORALES were very close friends at the time, they SHOT HER HUSBAND STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE LIST.

There are FAR more poor people in the city that i'm sure would be extremely more qualified than Aide Castro and her Ignorant Husband.

Aide Castro drives an EXPEDITION and her HUSBAND drives a MOTORCYCLE that doesn't look like a cheap one. Believe me People when I tell you that I know for a FACT that they have A LOT OF MONEY!!!!!

Now ask yourselves if it is fair to say that this CORRUPT COUPLE deserve the home that was given to them by Aide Castro's cousin Fernando Pedroza?

BOTTOM LINE IS, THEY KNEW HOW TO PLAY THE SYSTEM AND DECIEVED THE RESIDENTS OF LYNWOOD....WE DON'T NEED SOMEONE LIKE AIDE AS A COUNCIL WOMAN!!!!

IF WE ELECT HER, EVERYONE WILL REGRET IT, JUST THE WAY WE ARE REGRETING NOW WITH FERNANDO PEDROZA!!!

PLEASE RESIDENTS, DON'T BE FOOLED BY HER GOOD SPEAKING SKILLS. BEING A GOOD SPEAKER DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE CORRUPT.

LETS RE-ELECT MARIA SANTILLAN, RAMON RODRIGUEZ, AND SAL ALATORRE OR JIM MORTON.

THEY ARE THE LESSER EVILS OUT OF ALL THE CANDIDATES. TRUST ME, I'VE BEEN AROUND FOR MANY YEARS TO KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

THE ENFORCER

Anonymous said...

Enforcer
I see you still don't have the balls to answer any of my past questions. You throw all these accusations out and offer not a shred of proof. Why? It's because you have none. Don't tell me about Castro's expedition and motorcycle, when you damn well know you can go into the most ghetto neighborhood in Lynwood, or any other city for that matter, and see people driving Cadillacs, and Mercedes all rolling on dubs. Im happy you mentioned it though because it proves you're not blind. Stupid, yes, but not blind. What you said in regards to Castro's job made me think for a while. After careful analyzation, let me point out some key facts your pea brain might have missed. You mentioned that Castro didn't include her income or else they would have never qualified for the house. Your a liar. She was a working adult that was going to be living in the home. Per HUD, it would have been mandatory to verify her income. And HUD, not Pedroza, approved thier application. Before that she was a single mom on welfare. Most single moms that get on welfare usually stay on it. She didn't. After she got off of welfare she was able to start her own business, obtain a Real Estate License, and get a job for a major mortgage lender? All in a short amount of time. Sounds to me like quite a smart young lady. If you have all this dirt on her I assume so do the other candidates. Yet, no one had the guts to go up against Castro in a debate? If they had all this real information on her, they could have discredited her badly in public. Why didnt't they? Because it's bullsh_t! Speaking skills have nothing to do with it. I'll tell you why. Because the crap that the incumbents have been pulling has no logical explanation. If Aide were to ask them about it, they would all choke on thier words. They know it, and so do you.

You called Rodriguez and Santillan the "lesser evil"? So you agree they are evil? You never answered me about the abuse of power thing. So do you think it's okay for an elected official to abuse their power? It seems like it. You praise Santillan for stealing private documents from the city for her political gain. What if it were another politician stealing your personal information. Would you praise them too? At the meeting today, it came out that Hooper never gave that info out through the Freedom of Information Act. Which means she stole them. Which makes it a crime. The fact she used the United States Postal Service makes it a federal offense. The L.A. District Attorney is already investigating the incident. Santillan is going to jail soon. Along with Pedroza, Byrd, and Rodriguez.

It's obvious you will continue to run from the truth. Eventually, the truth will catch up to you. Next time talk about how Rodriguez has made money on the city. He's made himself rich off of city contracts. That is CORRUPT!! That is ILLEGAL!! He is not a good choice for city council. Neither is his mistress Santillan. A vote for Santillan is like 2 votes for Rodriguez

Vote NO on the re-election of Santillan, Rodriguez, and Pedroza.
It's time to take our city back!!!

- Z

Anonymous said...

TO the above comment,dont worry the D.A also has Castro aplication since a year ago.I have it too.

Anonymous said...

Aide's information was personally hand cared to the d.a. back in 2003.

No que muy chingona, le bueno es que le dolio y la informacion esta afuera.

Anonymous said...

Back to Richards, I'm very excited. I'm glad that justice has been served and that the jury came back with a guilty verdict on all the counts.

I heard that Alfreddie (candidate) said "it's a sad day for Lynwood". Only because it's one of his friends, I guarantee you that if it was another individual they would be rejoicing.

I the meantime, I'm rejoicing!

Anonymous said...

Chingona por que va usar esto contra Maria. Aide fue con su documentos para ensenarlos. Los ubiearan pedido. Lo unico que aun causado es que la gente le tenga lastima a la Aide. El DA no puede aser nada contra Aide por que fue el esposo. Tenemos que aser algo para ayudar a Maria. Por mas que quiera pensar que se lo merece la Aide. La regamos gacho con esta. No le echen mas a la lumbre que la va tener que pagar va ser Maria.

Anonymous said...

One gone and three to go!!!!Now let's walk across the street and clean that mess up.

Anonymous said...

Despues del veredicto de ayer, Maria dijo que se siente muy satisfecha. En realidad no creo que Maria y sus hijos dependan del dinero que gana en la ciudad.

El que si debe estar muy procupado es el primo de Aide, Fernandito.

Por lo pronto, dejense de pleitos que solamente faltan 6 dias para hacer campana.

Anonymous said...

Richard was framed just like: OJ simpson, kobe bryan, rk kelly, michael jackson!!! YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Richard "petey" has money in Sweden and Brazil..... He got money from that contaminated factory on santa Fe and King......HE did nothing for Lynwood when he was part of Alameda Corridor, when the 105 proposals he never fought for an extra off ramp on Alameda , that would've eliminated all the BLIGHT and would've brought business, $$, and eliminate traffic jams.
HE'S GETTING WHAT HE DESERVES!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree people must pay for their mistakes. But how about we forget about him and move on with our lives. We have an election comming up. We need to make sure the 3 incumbents loose. What do Maria, Ramon, and Mark's supporters have to say now. They wanted proof. I got my proof in the mail today. Whoever put it together, I want to thank them on behalf of Lynwood residenta for exposing the truth. I really was thinking Aide was making this sh.. up. I guess she wasn't. All Maria and Ramon have lost my support. Mark, I still have hope for. He has had a hard time cleaning up the chambers.

Anonymous said...

Aide eras madre soltera y en welfare,como es posible que le estes dando la espalda a tu segundo matrimonio? eso es lo mas importante, LA FAMILIA!!!!!
Pero veo que contigo puede MAS la ambicion que tu familia. Pobre esposo ESTUPIDO. Para aide vale mas ser consejal que su ESPOSO.

Anonymous said...

No seamos tontos, lo que pasa es que LOS DOS son embidiosos. El tambien va a benificiar si ella llega a ganar.

Los dos defraudaron a la ciudad para que le dieran una CASA al estupido del esposo. Los residentes no son tan estupidos para creer que FERNANDO PEDROZA no lo ayudo sabiendo que iba hacer el futuro esposo de la currupta de Aide Castro.

Ayer en la junta del concilio la estupida de Aide saco las UNAS. Eso es lo que debemos de esperar de ella, si llega a ganar!!!

Anonymous said...

Lo que muchos no saben es de que Aide Castro si estaba en welfare, pero el corrupto de Fernando Pedroza la ayudo a que saliera por delante. El uso su poder de POLITICO para conseguirle una casa y para que sobresaliera en la marqueta de Bienes y raices.

Por eso mismo, aunque Fernando Pedroza no gane en esta eleccion, Aide Castro le debe mucho a el. Ella tambien va a seguir ayudando a FERNANDO PEDROZA Y A RAUL VARELA. Por que creen que Raul Varela tiene Signs de Aide Castro en su yarda? Porque el sabe muy bien que ella lo va a continuar a ayudarlo si llega a ganar.

No ay que permitir eso, no votamos por la corrupta de Aide Castro. He DICHO

Anonymous said...

All this stuff being said about Castro yet no one has mentioned what came in the mail about the Moving Forward Team. How about someone explains that Leal contract. Can you answer the Ace Lumber expenses through the school district? What about the levy on the chambers. This Castro girl sounds more and more interesting every day. Tell me more Castro.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention it comes from Lynwood Watch. Good job Lynwood Watch.

E-HOG said...

-Z hit the nail on the head. I commend him on his superb analysis of a good candidate that will soon help this city and purge it of the many insulent fools that plague our city's government.

Anonymous said...

http://www.lynwoodtruth.com/
It say more to come...juicy!
Can't wait.

Ramon is the next Paul Richards.

Anonymous said...

hy ignorants people of lynwood can some of you please thanks maria santillan for this victory if you want aclean city now you who to vote ok z you

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

si, y tambien le pones a la calle donde tu vives, Joto Dr.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Lynwood!
We have a new site: http://lynwoodtruth.com

Anonymous said...

WHO IS LYNWOOD TRUTH?
i WOULD LIKE TO SEE.

YoMomma said...

I went to www.lynwoodtruth.com, and I have only one word. Wow!!!

K.Alejandre said...

It is sad to what happens to the innocent. So many people are quick to judge and take the word of others rather than reading between the lines and seeing the truth. I have been graced with Paul Richards' presence, and I believe in his innocence. Is it ignorant for me to trust that for the 17 years he was a council man he was not defrauding the city? the people? No it's not. I am not quick to believe all that he and his counterparts are alleged and convicted with. Paul Richards cared for his city, and most of all he cares about his family. He is one honest being on this earth. It's a pain to watch the cruelty that is being done to him and the poeple involved with him. Trust, there is more to this story than has been presented to the public. How would you feel if you were convicted of something another person was responsible for? Justice has not been served (yet), and it's sad that innocent people are going down for this. I pray that the truth will come to light before they are sentenced. The system and some of it's people are corrupt, and as long as the story is juicy and interesting you all will jump on the band wagon not knowing all that is involved. Get the facts before judging. I'm sure that there were people on the stand commiting purjury to save their a$$es, but the prosocution could care less becuase the mission is to see this good man defeated and behind bars. Broken/


K. Alejandre

K.Alejandre said...

It is sad to what happens to the innocent. So many people are quick to judge and take the word of others rather than reading between the lines and seeing the truth. I have been graced with Paul Richards' presence, and I believe in his innocence. Is it ignorant for me to trust that for the 17 years he was a council man he was not defrauding the city? the people? No it's not. I am not quick to believe all that he and his counterparts are alleged and convicted with. Paul Richards cared for his city, and most of all he cares about his family. He is one honest being on this earth. It's a pain to watch the cruelty that is being done to him and the poeple involved with him. Trust, there is more to this story than has been presented to the public. How would you feel if you were convicted of something another person was responsible for? Justice has not been served (yet), and it's sad that innocent people are going down for this. I pray that the truth will come to light before they are sentenced. The system and some of it's people are corrupt, and as long as the story is juicy and interesting you all will jump on the band wagon not knowing all that is involved. Get the facts before judging. I'm sure that there were people on the stand commiting purjury to save their a$$es, but the prosocution could care less becuase the mission is to see this good man defeated and behind bars. Broken/


K. Alejandre

wmvpratt said...

Everyone talks about recall elections and indictments, and how good they have been for Lynwood. They do no good if we elect individuals with clean, or at least opague records who shortly after being elected find themselves being investigated and indicted. In short, they end up becoming just as corrupt as the incumbents. It infuriates me greatly to see people under indictment get re-elected, when all thier information is available to the general public.

Anonymous said...

Prediction: The guilty verdicts for Paul Richards, Bevin Thomas, and Paula Harris will be overturned on account of jurror coercion. 11-19-2005

Anonymous said...

TO K. ALEJANDRE:

IF HE CARED HE WOULD'VE NOT SOUL HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL. HE DID NOTHING FOR LYNWOOD.....
ALAMEDA CORRIDOR HE WAS A CHAIR MEMBER AND MY SORROUNDING AREAS ASKED HIM PERSONALLY TO FIGHT TO ENHANCE THE BLIGHTED AREA, WE REQUESTED A WALL JUST LIKE SOUTH GATE OR A LITTLE PLAZA LIKE COMPTON AND HE DID NOTHING....

REGARDING THE 105 FREEWAY HE DID NOT FIGHT TO HAVE AN EXTRA OFF RAMP ON ALAMEDA OR ATLANTIC...THAT IS WHY OF THE PROBLEMS NOWWWWW....

ALLOWED THE SOIL CONTAMINATED COMPANY HERE ON CENTURY BLVD. AND SANTA FE...DID NOT CARE ABOUT OUR HEALTH.....

COMPTON ALLIANCES AND CONNECTIONS WITH CORRUPTS SUCH AS BRADLEY WHOM HE PUSHED FOR HIM TO GET A JOB 1OO,000 DOLLARS IN LUSD....AND NO BOARD MEMBER HAD THE BALLS TO STOP HIM EVENTHOUGT THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND RACISM......\


FAMILY MEMBERS IN POWER POSITIONS]

ANTI LATINO....DIVIDED THE LATINO COUNCIL MAJORITY )BRAINWASHED PEDROZA FOR HIS OWN GAINS

AFFAIRS WITH HALF THE FEMALES IN CITY COUNCIL

PART 11 COMING SOOONNNNNN......THOSE OF YOU CAN HELP CONTRIBUTE TO UNMASK THIS EVIL MEN