The saga of the Long Beach deadbeat continues. The Press-Telegram's Paul Eakins reports today that Rep. Laura Richardson didn't pay a $735 mechanic's bill on her 740iL BMW — didn't pay for two years until the P-T asked about it this week. The congresswoman this week also settled up another mechanic's charge and an old printing bill. The story says that Richardson, while a Long Beach city council member, ran up 30,920 miles in a year on a city-owned car she checked out when her BMW went in the shop. Eakins:
Car trouble takes on a new meaning when it comes to financially distressed Congresswoman Laura Richardson.
Richardson, of course, has been in the news for walking away from a house in Sacramento and leaving the bank to eat the loan in foreclosure and for other financial mishaps of her own making.