Just a reminder that officials of California municipalities are hardly uniformly honorable. Some, indeed, are massively corrupt. And some of the corruption involves -- surprise, surprise -- the contracts for solid waste disposal. I know. Stunning. Who'd have thunk?
At least we can file civil suits against 'em. And get the resulting judgments affirmed.
Take a gander at the opinion to view the nature of the fraud. Sounds like San Bernardino was a pretty footlose place back in the 90s. And a good place to get rich if you were a public official to boot.