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Kalifornia dreaming

You must be joking.

Statewide, the CalPERS system - which handles retirement for local and state employees - has 4,818 members earning annual pensions of $100,000 or more.

The highest-paid is Bruce Malkenhorst, who, as the former city manager of the tiny industrial town of Vernon (Los Angeles County), earned $600,000 a year.

His retirement pay: $499,674. Which he continues to collect, even as he's under indictment for allegedly stealing city money.

By the way, Malkenhorst's son, Bruce Jr., now has his dad's old job.
S.F. retirees' solid-golden years

Here's the kicker.
Vernon is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 91 at the 2000 census.

On November 15, 2006, the investigation into public corruption charges in Vernon resulted in charges being filed against the city’s mayor, Leonis Malburg, as well as his wife, his son, and the former city administrator.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office had launched an investigation in April 2005 following allegations that the city’s former administrator, Bruce Malkenhorst Sr., had misappropriated public funds for personal use.

Their investigation uncovered evidence of voter fraud, ironically, against the ruling family who tried to keep out the new residents. Leonis Malburg, who has been mayor for 50 years, claimed he lived in a small Vernon apartment in the 2800 block of Leonis Boulevard (named after his grandfather, also a mayor), when in fact he was living in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. His wife and son also claimed to live in Vernon, voting in Vernon elections though evidence indicated they too lived in Hancock Park. Charges against the Malburgs include voter fraud, assisting unqualified voters, false registration, and perjury.

Malkenhorst is charged in case No. BA312388 with 18 counts of misappropriation of public funds for allegedly taking $60,000 of city money for personal use. His salary from the city had been $600,000. Malkenhorst's pension is $499,674.84[11] according to information obtained from CalPERS under the Freedom of Information Act.

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I would love to have read the minutes of the city council meetings when they discussed salaries.

BM1: Son, I say son, keep yo laughing down. We are committin Bidnuss here.

: I would like to recommend, on behalf of the Department of Departments that the City Manager be paid a starting salary of $6666 per resident per year. [did I read that right daddy?]

LM: $6666 per resident per year, why Mr. Malkenhorst, you devil! All in favor, stomp your hooves.



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