"Corruption hits cities in L.A.'s shadows"
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A string of gritty suburbs in the shadow of Los Angeles has produced a growing parade of public officials jailed for corruption, and prosecutors say illegal schemes on a scale more commonly associated with big Eastern cities have devoured tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.The rest of the article briefly mentions cities such as Lynwood, Bell Gardens, "Aztlan City" aka Maywood, Huntington Park and Vernon. Not mentioned are: Bell, Cudahy, and Commerce (the last might not be so dirty).
The latest to be led away in handcuffs is the former treasurer of South Gate [Albert Robles], sentenced this past week to 10 years in prison...