Exclusive: San Bernardino paid $2 million in cash-outs before bankruptcy filing - Yahoo! News
Very interesting article.LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California city of San Bernardino paid $2 million in cash-outs to employees for unused vacation and sick time in the three months before declaring bankruptcy on August 1, data reviewed by Reuters show.
City officials chalked up the payment spurt to coincidence and other factors. Still, the payments may run afoul of a core provision of the bankruptcy code that imposes strict rules on the types of payments that can be made immediately prior to a bankruptcy, according to bankruptcy lawyers who are not involved in the case.
Looks very bad for the city, as it reeks of favoritism to their employees without paying other debts.
Also looks to be illegal payments, as they were done less than 90 days prior to filing bankruptcy.
Some payments were made the day before the filing.
Oopsie! They are busted.