Monday, April 30, 2007

Recall Proponents Submit Over 4,500 Signatures

Lynwood, CA - Recall proponents submitted over 4,500 signatures today to recall Louis Byrd, and Fernando Pedroza, who have recently been charged with misappropriating over $100,000 dollars each. The recall signatures also include Leticia Vazquez and Alfreddie Johnson.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Lynwood Case Shows Need for Local Vigilance

Lynwood, CA - critiques the Lynwood case, and highlights need for local vigilance.

Read story here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Byrd, Pedroza, and Three Former Councilmembers Charged with Misappropriating More than $100,000 in Taxpayer Money

Lynwood, CA - Current Mayor Louis Byrd, and Mayor Pro Tem Fernando Pedroza are chaged with misuse of public funds. Some of the charges include trips, and in the case of Pedroza, a session with exotic dancers.

Former Councilmembers Armando Rea, Arturo Reyes, and Ricardo Sanchez will also be prosecuted. If convicted, they face 6 years in state prison.

Read press release by DA

Los Angeles Times


N. Enrique Martinez Declines to comment on charges

Read La Opinion

View arrest details (from Sheriff's website)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Report Clears Enrique Martinez

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that a report made public by the City clears former City Manager, making Pedroza's accussations of embezzlement false.

Read story here.