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City of Bell Public Corruption Scandal

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  • City of Bell's second chance

     City of Bell's second chance
    Since the Bell corruption scandal broke four years ago, the tiny town has transformed itself from one of the most closed to one of the most transparent cities in the nation.
  • Final Bell council member sentenced

    The four-year corruption case that pushed the tiny town of Bell into the national spotlight and spurred the state to scrutinize the size of all public salaries drew to a close Friday in a largely empty Los Angeles courtroom where a final defendant met his...

    Ex-Bell mayor's store is vandalized with graffiti after sentencing

    Ex-Bell mayor's store is vandalized with graffiti after sentencing
    A day after former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez was sentenced to a year in county jail for his role in a public corruption case that nearly left the town bankrupt, the mugshot of Robert Rizzo -- the man at the heart of the scandal -- was tagged on the walls...

    Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail

    Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail
    The final defendant in the Bell corruption case was sentenced Friday to a year in Los Angeles County jail, bringing to an end a criminal case that became a national symbol of municipal greed. Victor Bello, a onetime phone jack installer who earned...

    Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case

    Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case
    After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often...