|Baldwin Park Council Member Ricardo Pacheco|
Pacheco has played this game before. The LA Times reported in March 31, 2003, Pacheco was the Director of Public Works for the City of South Gate, another city with reputation for rampant corruption. He resigned immediately, with close to a $100,000 severance pay. According to the article, Pacheco harmed the financial condition of the City of South Gate by taking such a huge severance pay.
Earlier, it's been discovered that Baldwin Park's Parks and Recreation Director, Manuel Carrillo was also spotted on Montebello's payroll as well.
Pacheco has been revealing another technique in money laundering. Either he gets put on other public agency's payroll, or he gets on the payroll of contractors awarded bids by the City.
The buddhist monk, Bodhidharma once said, "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion."