MMA legend Tito Ortizis in hot water for allegedly filing for unemployment against the City of Huntington Beach … despite still drawing a full monthly check.
And why is he drawing a check? BECAUSE HE’S THE MAYOR PRO TEM!
Yeah, not a good look!!
Records show 46-year-old Tito — real name Jacob C. Ortiz — filed paperwork with the California Employment Development Department back on Feb. 22, claiming he hasn’t been able to work full time as a City Council member since Feb. 9 due to the COVID pandemic.
FYI, Ortiz won his City Council seat back in November 2020 and was sworn in on Dec. 7.
The job reportedly pays $1,500 per month in salary — plus Ortiz also receives a stipend and expense allowance.
The problem with Tito’s claim … officials say Tito has NOT taken a pay cut due to the pandemic and his claims appear to be bogus.
Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr told NBC4 in L.A., “[Ortiz has] been receiving the same amount of wages and hours.”
She also expressed concerns that Ortiz’s claim may constitute fraud.
Ortiz may have a perfectly good explanation — but so far, he hasn’t commented publicly about the situation.
Tito made a ton of money during his MMA career — and flaunts it regularly. He lives in a massive house in Huntington Beach and drives fancy cars around town. Have you seen his boat?