COMPTON, Calif. — The Compton, Calif., mayor’s allegations of fraud at city hall have at least temporarily halted the city’s ability to get a line of credit to pay bills, according to officials.

Mayor Eric Perrodin sent a letter to California Controller John Chiang in December requesting that he conduct a forensic audit of the city and suggesting that the general fund deficit was caused by “possible fraud, waste, and-or abuse of city monies.”

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