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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi formally charged with stealing school kitchen mixer. Faces three years in the slammer. What was he thinking? Paging Judge Judy!

By Randy Economy
June 10, 2010
10:51 p.m.

LOS ANGELES – If you haven't been paying attention to this crusty caper that is unfolding like a bad case of rotten yeast, check this out.

Popular Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi, some call him the "Godfather of Hawthorne Politics" because of his deep Italian roots,  was charged on Wednesday with stealing a commercial food mixer from Hawthorne School District because he allegedly needed more dough for his home pizza oven. Are you kidding me?  Nope, afraid not.

Guidi is known for being a "hands on Mayor" according to his official city bio on Hawthorne's website.   I guess he was "too hands" on during this crime that could land him in the slammer for 3 years.

Guidi, 52, who works as a warehouse operations manager for the Hawthorne School District, allegedly stole the food mixer and a cart on March 25 from a school district warehouse. The theft was allegedly captured on video security camera.

The mayor of 17 years was charged in felony complaint No. BA372095 with one count each of second-degree burglary and grand theft, said Deputy District Attorney Ed Miller with the Public Integrity Division. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $20,000.

Guidi was arraigned on Wednesday morning at the Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., in Department 30.

If convicted, he faces up to three years in state prison.

I wonder what kind of "defense" he is going to claim during his trail?

How about this one, ol' Lar....

 "Ahh, excuse me, Judge, but I am totally into baking now, and I needed an industrial sized mixer for my kitchen, because my old one broke....."  lol

I hope that some cable news network will cover his trial live across America.  This really is going to be fun to watch.  Better yet, let's get Judge Judy to hear this trial.  Now that would be worth HUGE ratings!

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Wolfman said...

No Hawthorne car show for the kids this year thanks to Hawthorne Ca politics setting up mayor Larry Guidi. Shame on the City of Hawthorne Ca

Anonymous said...

We all know that Alex Vargas started all these rumors about Larry Guidi and other elected officials in Hawthorne to include our police department. Shame on Alex. Alex you make the Hawthorne residents sick. You got fired from your job for spending too much time sabotaging Larry. No company will put up with you. You have NO Heart. I am so thankful that Alex did not win the Mayoral Election. He is the one that caused all this corruption thinking he could take the seat, he was way over his head. Many watched him from afar. He's all about himself, doesn't care for anyone at all. If Alex can't hold his job down how can we expect him to run our city? Larry cares for his City and always will whether he's a resident or an employee. Larry has made Hawthorne a better place to live. Thank you Larry for all you have done and all you continue to do. We love you.