Maribel De La Torre
A San Fernando city councilwoman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attacking her fellow councilmember with whom she had an affair.
An arraignment was postponed Thursday for a San Fernando city councilwoman who is accused of attacking her former lover and fellow councilmember.
San Fernando City Council members Monday voted to schedule a recall election for Nov. 6 in an attempt to oust councilwoman Maribel De La Torre and Mayor Brenda Esqueda, who are both accused of having extra-marital affairs.
Amid distractions of infidelity, firings, assault charges, recall efforts and restraining orders, it now appears that battling council members Mario Hernandez and Maribel De La Torre — one time lovers — may be trying to put the messy scandal behind them.
The political future of San Fernando City Councilmember Maribel De La Torre, already under fire from a local recall campaign, just got more complicated.
San Fernando City Councilman Mario Hernandez resigned from office just hours before Tuesday night’s meeting, according to the San Fernando Sun.
The city of San Fernando is reeling from a scandal involving two City Council members who reportedly carried on an extra-marital affair, then had a fight and dual restraining orders against the other.
San Fernando Mayor Mario Hernandez told colleagues and audience members during a council meeting Nov. 21 that he is in a relationship with Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre.