City of Bell scandal

Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo in court in Los Angeles, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool, file)

Robert Rizzo, accused in Bell fraud, gets prison term

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars was sentenced in federal court Monday to 33 months in […]

04/14/2014

Oct. 23, 2013: Former assistant city manager of Bell, Calif., Angela Spaccia, charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Al Seib, Pool File)

Guilty verdict in Bell corruption trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Jurors found former Assistant […]

12/09/2013

Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo in court in Los Angeles, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool, file)

Ex-Bell city manager to keep retirement funds

BELL, Calif. (AP) – Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and […]

11/02/2013

City-of-Bell-trial

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

Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo in court in Los Angeles, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool, file)

Lawyer complains about ex-Bell official’s plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney in a municipal corruption case that nearly bankrupted a struggling Los Angeles suburb complained bitterly in court Friday about a judge’s decision to allow the chief defendant to plead […]

10/04/2013

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