San Diego is so awash in political corruption it’s becoming comical.
A federal jury convicted San Diego’s interim mayor and a councilman on conspiracy and wire fraud charges on Monday, the latest scandal in a city that has witnessed the resignation of its mayor and federal probes into the mishandling of its pension fund.
Interim Mayor Michael Zucchet was convicted on his first official day in office and immediately suspended.
Mayor Dick Murphy announced [who Zucchet replaced] in April he was resigning after Time magazine named him one of the three worst big-city mayors in the United States.
Then there’s Randy Cunningham, San Diego’s member of the House who deserves to and probably will be indicted due to his exceptional stupidity and greed.
For the first time in a great while, Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham has done something that benefits all of his constituents and not just himself: He’s called an end to his political career.
Smart move, Duke. It’s about time.
The San Diego Republican was operating under a dark ethical cloud after it became known that he sold his home at an inflated price to a federal defense contractor, which, in turn, resold the house for $700,000 less.