Today marked the beginning of Denis Bilodeau’s trial. Bilodeau is the Republican City Councilman from Orange that was videotaped removing his opponent’s political signs back in November. He faces charges of misdemeanor petty theft and malicious mischief or vandalism.
To many, this is a non-issue. The dude just tore down a couple of signsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦no biggie, right? What I’m more concerned with is what Bilodeau did when the Orange Police Officer showed up at his door: he lied.
“I’ve been sitting here all night,” he told the cop. “Just thumbing my bible, highlighting my favorite passages.” (The quotes might not be exact. I’m just trying to recreate what I remember from the police report.)
Before you rush to Bilodeau’s defense, ask yourself if integrity is worth anything.
In December, Bilodeau told the Orange County Register that he was eager to get his trial started. “I’m looking forward to the truth coming out and moving forward,” Bilodeau said.
If the “truth” doesn’t come out, Bilodeau faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail.[OC Register article]