Simple. Because, he launders money. And this is how he's been doing it. Carrillo is the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Baldwin Park. Therefore, he works for the City of Baldwin Park. He's also the President of the non-profit corporation the Baldwin Park Community Center Corporation (BPCCC).
As the President of the BPCCC, Carrillo collects donations from businesses that are connected to the City. At the end of the year, they put on a sham event called the Santa Clothes - where poor children get a Walmart Gift Card of $50. Carrillo purchases tens of thousands of dollars worth of cards.
At most, a hundred kids show up. You do the math. 100 x $50 = $5,000. The rest of the gift cards go back to Manny Carrillo. And he gives them out to no doubt people in the City. And that's how money is laundered tax free back to Manny Carrillo.
When I did a public records request, asking for the kids who have received these gift cards, I received a privacy exemption. Then, the administration then threw Carrillo under the bus by asking him to respond directly to the request, instead of having the City respond.
During this time, Carrillo took one week off of administration leave. Then, he emails me a list of 320 kids, all have the strange names like Alexxander Gomez. A few weeks later, Carrillo's manager Rudolph Galindo resigns from his job.
Casas has had to sue both the City of Baldwin Park and the BPCCC because it refused to give out any more information on these fake children. It's already been confirmed that the list of children are a fake.
Furthermore - thousands of dollars are unaccounted for for the food sales regarding the Concerts at the Park and the gym and boxing memberships the city collects. Everything is done in cash, so again, the question is where did the money go?
So - there you go. Now you know why Carrillo gets paid $200,000 a year, has two company cars, and such great perks.
Now that the Baldwin Park Unified School District is being probed, I hope they pick up the Carrillo case as well.
His behavior, has generally been disgusting and intentionally ignored by the City Council. From 2009 to 2010, the Parks and Recreation Director Manuel Carrillo Jr. received a pay raise of $40,000 a year. In contrast, he's given the head boxing coach a forty cent raise an hour after 14 years.
Recently, Julian Casas confronted Carrillo regarding why he couldn't get a larger raise. In other cities, the standard pay for boxing coaches is $20 an hour. Carrillo had a number of things to say.
For one, he said it was unorthodox. By the way, Carrillo is from Mexican descent, not a Jewish one. When Casas pressed him about what that meant, he couldn't explain himself, except to say that management like himself would be undermined by paying industry standard.
He next went to blame other council members, like Ricardo Pacheco, for not giving out the raises. Pacheco agreed with Carrillo and stalled in addressing the outstanding fourteen year issue.
Carrillo then went to blame the Acting City Manager and Chief of Police Michael Taylor for not giving Casas a raise. He stated that Taylor wanted to wait as well. (Incidentally, Michael Taylor - a raging drunk, who has filed for bankruptcy twice, attempted to get a $200,000 salary for himself). It just goes to show you how disgusting these administrators are.
The real issue is that Carrillo has the discretion to give out pay raises. He just doesn't want to. But the Council is fully comfortable giving him a raise, even though he has a poor history of performance during his tenure.
To Casas, Carrillo said, "I feel like there's a trust issue here."
Really? What has this man done that is so worthy of him being trusted?
Brian Tracy said, "Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'"
Guess, what kind of people run Baldwin Park?