BELL (CBS/AP) — The mayor of the scandal-plagued city of Bell says he’s being overcharged for court documents as he fights charges that he and others looted his city out of millions of dollars.
Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez disputes the $712 charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for copying documents and recorded prosecution interviews.READ MORE: USC, UCLA Announce Football Fans Will Return At Full-Capacity This Fall
Hernandez made about $100,000-a-year until a salary scandal prompted Bell officials to slash their pay earlier this year.
He and seven others are charged with misappropriating $5.5 million in public funds.READ MORE: Southwest Airlines Flights Temporarily Suspended Due To Nationwide 'Network Issues'
His attorney, Stanley L. Friedman, filed a motion Tuesday asking a judge to reduce the bill, calling it “billing on steroids.”
District attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says the price covers duplication costs and isn’t unusual.MORE NEWS: California Ranked Most Fun State In The Nation
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