Skip to main content
Report this ad

See also:

Fmr. Bell police chief could make millions tax-free

Eight current and former City of Bell officials appear in court
Eight current and former City of Bell officials appear in court
(Photo by Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Reportedly, former Bell police Chief Randy Adams had himself declared disabled as he took the job of police chief, one which paid him a salary of $457,000 a year when he recently resigned in midst of the city's salary scandal.

The Los Angeles Times has reported that Adams declared disability for back, knee and neck problems, a move that could make him millions in tax-free pension when he retires. The disability pension, estimated $205,500 per year, would not be subject to state or federal taxes.

It appears that Adams arranged the disability pension with then-City Manager Robert Rizzo, who was arrested Tuesday along with 7 other current and former city officials.

As he prepared to leave his job as Glendale police chief, Adams had filed for a non-disability retirement but then rescinded the application when he got the Bell job in July 2009.

Adams' former boss, Glendale City Manager Jim Starbird was quoted by the Times saying, "He was not disabled."

The legality of the agreement is questionable on its face since it means that the city hired Adams after determining him unfit for the job.

Mark Pachowicz, Adams' attorney, said that Adams was disabled and the agreement was designed to so that he would not have to fight Bell for a medical pension.

Pachowicz said the former police chief wanted to make sure that the city was "well aware of his physical capabilities."


  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Good, now go arrest these clowns: Amway has ripped off millions of people for several decades, to the tune of 10s of billions of dollars. If you were an IBO within the past 4 years and want to get your Amway Tool Scam money back, contact me at in order to join my lawsuit.

    Read about the Amway Tool Scam on this website: and forward the information to everyone you know, so they can join the lawsuit and stopped getting scammed.

    Amway is a scam, and here's why: Amway pays out as little money as they can get away with, so they support the higher level IBOs ripping off their downline via the tool scam.

    As a result, about 99% of IBOs operate at a net loss, while the top 1% make several TIMES more from their Amway tool scam than from the Amway products. This was made illegal in the UK in 2008, but our FTC is unable to pull their heads out of their butts to stop it here.

Report this ad