Eric T. Fresch, Esq. former Vernon city administrator and city contract attorney involved in ripping-off Vernon, CA is dead 6/28/12, age 58.
San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press, 6/29/12. "Former head of troubled California city found dead."
|Beautiful downtown Vernon, CA|
The body of Eric T. Fresch was discovered Thursday floating off Angel Island, said Park Superintendent Amy Brees. She said his bicycle was found nearby.
.... Auditors noted that Fresch's law firm was given a contract for legal services in 2010 that contained no spending limit, and that between 2005 and 2011 his firm was paid more than $5 million.
.... About 50,000 people work in Vernon, a 5.2-square-mile warren of warehouses and factories in the shadow of Los Angeles, but only about 100 actually live there.
Among other things, the report said, Vernon lacks sufficient controls on its contracting for services." Read Article.
Related - City of Vernon, CA. "Statement on the passing of former Vernon City Administrator", 6/29/12. "The City of Vernon sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of former Vernon City Administrator Eric T. Fresch in their time of great personal loss due to his unfortunate passing. Eric T. Fresch, Esq. previously served as Vernon city administrator and city attorney."Submitted by Jim Alex
Note: Photographs (upper left and lower right) are by Patrick A. Timlin, with permission. Copyright 2006 by Patrick A. Timlin.
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