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!

What's THE REaction: 
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.


Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!