Ex-Bell police chief won't double pension to $510K

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former police chief who was fired after revelations of corruption and scandal that unseated most of the city of Bell’s government has lost his appeal to double his annual pension. The Los Angeles Times reports Randy Adams was denied the opportunity to become one of the highest paid public pensioners in the state.

A judge said Adams’ extravagant contract with the city of Bell was never approved by the City Council, and officials tried to keep his salary secret.

Adams had challenged a California Public Employees’ Retirement System decision not to include his year as chief in Bell in the calculations for his pension. He had previously served in Ventura, Simi Valley and Glendale.

Adams is not among the eight former city leaders facing criminal public corruption charges.

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