Bell California

Former Bell City Council member Victor Bello, right, with his Attorney Leo Moriarty listens to the proceedings in Los Angeles Superior Court, on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.  Bello was sentenced to one year in county jail but was given credit for 340 days of time served while awaiting trial. He was placed on five years of probation, ordered to do 500 hours of community service and must pay restitution of $177,600. Bello was the last of seven former city officials sentenced that was involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mark Boster)

Last ex-city official sentenced in Bell corruption case

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, […]

08/01/2014

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Former Bell city councilman sentenced to 365-day jail term, 5 years probation

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Bell City Councilman George Mirabal was sentenced today to one year in county jail, five years probation and 1,000 hours of community service for bilking the working-class municipality’s taxpayers through […]

07/11/2014

Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo arrives at the Edward R. Roybal Federal building and United States courthouse on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in Bell corruption scandal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Bell chief administrative officer Robert Rizzo, whose seven-figure salary as head of a small, working-class city made him the central figure in a headline-grabbing corruption probe, was sentenced today to […]

04/16/2014

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Jury selection begins in Bell corruption case

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury selection has opened in the corruption case against former city of Bell official Angela Spaccia, with prospective jurors asked to fill out lengthy questionnaires. Spaccia was the lone defendant […]

10/07/2013

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Ex-mayor convicted in Bell case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former mayor of the tiny California city of Bell has been convicted and five charges in a massive corruption case against him and five other ex-elected officials.

03/20/2013

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Deliberations in Bell case halted by juror illness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury deliberations in the public corruption trial of six former officials of the Los Angeles County city of Bell have been interrupted because of a juror’s illness.

03/12/2013

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Opening statements begin in Bell trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County prosecutor has outlined allegations of corruption and theft by six former officials of the city of Bell which he says were designed to enrich them at public expense.

01/24/2013

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