Harland Braun

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 […]


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 […]



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