A city manager gets caught in a prostitution sting
resigned as city manager of El Monte, California. It seems the 59-year-old married grandfather snuck out for a little pay-per-service honey on the side, and ended up losing his job instead.
This is not the way you want to end a 26-year career. Last weekend, James Mussenden
Undercover vice officers in Pomona were running a sting last week in a neighborhood where they’d been getting hooker complaints. The operation was quite successful, netting 30 people. But in that net was Mussenden, who resigned the day the arrests were made public.
It’s a sad way to go for a guy with 26 years on the job who’s still short of retirement. It’s even sadder given the tongue-lashing he’s now taking from his wife. But even on a minor pinch like this, he probably couldn’t survive voter backlash — unless he was a U.S. senator from Louisiana.