It was just hoodwinking, I tell you

Former treasurer of the city of South Gate CA Albert Robles was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in federal prison for “plundering more than $20 million from the small, working-class city.”

At the sentencing hearing, his lamo defense was, “I didn’t think hoodwinking was a crime.” Well, given the definition of hoodwinking is “deprive somebody of something by deceit,” it sure sounds like it could be a crime too.

Maybe he should have tried “youthful exuberance” as his rationale instead…