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Bell chief claimed disability for tax cut

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, who resigned this year after the city's massive salary scandal, reportedly claimed he was disabled to cut taxes on his large state pension.

October 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bell's former police chief is under fire for claiming he was disabled to allegedly cut tax payments on his large pension.

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams resigned this year after revelations of huge salaries for city officials sparked public outrage.

According to the Los Angeles Times, he claimed he was disabled when he was hired in 2009, which allowed him to pay taxes on only half of his potential $400,000 a year state pension.

The report also said Adams took spinning classes and ran a 5K charity race shortly before taking the job. Adams apparently finished the 3.1-mile 2009 Glendale race in under 32 minutes. Also, his application for Orange County sheriff in 2008 said he enjoys skiing and jogging.

Adams' attorney said his client is disabled and that the exercise is good for his back.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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