| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:09 AM
BELL -- Lawyers for six current and former Bell leaders said their clients would not accept plea deals that would have sent them to prison for two years and forced them to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly looted from the city treasury....
| Sep 21, 2010
| 4:23 AM
BELL -- There is new evidence Monday that former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo may have used city funds inappropriately, and at worst, illegally.
Apparently acting without City Council approval, Bell spent nearly $95,000 to repay loans that then-City...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 11:35 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez has been released from jail after spending nearly a week behind bars in connection to a corruption scandal that rocked the working-class city. He is the fifth of the so-called "Bell Eight" to be released....
| Feb 10, 2011
| 5:13 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The former city clerk for scandal-ridden Bell admitted on the stand Thursday that she provided false salary figures to a resident who demanded to know what the city manager and city council members were paid.
Rebecca Valdez, who has...
| Aug 22, 2010
Reporting from Los Angeles and Auburn, Wash. — The lifestyle that Robert Rizzo enjoyed during his run as Bell city manager included a stable full of thoroughbreds, among them a gelding named Depenserdel'argent — French for "spend money."
| Aug 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
As the city of Bell and surrounding municipalities poured millions of dollars into contracts with a charity run by the former mayor of Bell, the organization filed sworn reports with the state that it was receiving no such money, according......
| Dec 31, 2008
Police have arrested two Indianapolis residents in connection with at least one theft of an ATM from a convenience store.
Sixty-three-year-old George Cole and 39-year-old Christina Certain are accused of ripping the cash machine out of a Speedway gas...