Local officials in Beaumont are preparing a public information campaign designed to convince Beaumont Library District taxpayers to approve a future library expansion bond. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Beaumont City Councilman Mark Orozco was slated to be arraigned today at the Riverside Hall of Justice on 10 felony charges involving alleged falsification of campaign funds on government documents and soliciting a bribe. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Last week, seven former Beaumont city officials were arrested due to a corruption probe jointly coordinated by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and the FBI. While that investigation went on for more than a year, KVCR’s Matt Guilhem reports the Pass community still faces huge financial questions.
Between the seven men rounded up by authorities last week, there are 94 corruption related felony charges. The investigation that nabbed the suspects claims that they collectively misappropriated around 43 million dollars.
More details continue to emerge about how 7 former Beaumont city officials misappropriated roughly $43 million from the Pass community's coffers. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports on the purported scheme the men employed to line their pockets, and some hard assets in their possession that could prove valuable as the city tries to untangle its financial knot.