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George Cole

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  • Bell mistrial: 'Prosecutors on steroids,' defense says

     
    When former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley announced the arrests of eight Bell city officials, he called it a case of "corruption on steroids." On Thursday, after a jury deadlocked on 42 remaining counts and Judge Kathleen Kennedy......
  • Bell case mistrial after 'all hell has broken loose' with jury

     
    The Bell corruption trial came to a choatic end Thursday as the judge declared a mistrial on all outstanding counts, saying “all hell has broken loose” with the deeply divided jury. An exasperated Judge Kathleen Kennedy drew the case to......
  • Bell juror: "It was very, very tense" and could have gotten worse

     
    Deliberations in the Bell corruption case were “very, very tense” and could have become more heated had a Superior Court judge not declared a mistrial Thursday on outstanding charges against five former leaders in the city, according to a...
  • Bell corruption trial: Jurors may be struggling

     
    Before adjourning Monday, jurors in the corruption case of six former Bell City Council members again asked to have testimony read back to them, an indication that they are still trying to decide if the high salaries the elected officials......
  • Bell jury wants more testimony read back; still no verdict

     
    Before leaving the courthouse Thursday without reaching a verdict, jurors in the Bell corruption trial asked for a read-back of testimony regarding one defendant's pay and another's ability to read and write. The testimony will be read to the panel......
  • Bell corruption trial: Still no verdict, jurors now on day 12

     
    Although a Los Angeles Superior Court judge expressed optimism that a verdict was close in the Bell corruption trial, jurors remained behind closed doors Monday, locked in their 12th day of deliberations. “I think we may hear something from the........
  • Bell corruption trial: Judge says a verdict seems close

     
    As the jury in the Bell corruption case began its 11th day of deliberations, the judge said Friday she's encouraged that a verdict is close. “I think we may hear something more from the jury today," Superior Court Judge Kathleen......
  • Bell corruption trial: nearly 3 weeks later, still no verdict

     
    Nearing the three-week mark, jurors in the Bell corruption trial resumed deliberations Thursday without any indication that a verdict is close. The four-week trial of Luis Artiga, Victor Bello, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George...
  • Still no verdict in Bell corruption trial; jurors on Day 13

     
    Deliberations resumed Wednesday in the Bell corruption trial, marking the 13th day of discussions regarding the bloated salaries of six former council members accused of inflating their pay by serving on boards and agencies that rarely met. The panel did....
  • Two and a half years later, ex-Bell officials to stand trial

     
    The trial of six former Bell city council members accused of corruption is expected to start later this month....
  • Bell defense says accused city leaders hardworking, charitable

     
    Defense attorneys for half a dozen former Bell council members accused in a widespread municipal corruption case have completed opening statements and the first witness will be called Friday. The former council members are accused of scheming to inflate...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss the Bell corruption trial

     
    As the the Bell corruption trial began Thursday, prosecutors in their opening statements depicted six former council members as greedy operators who schemed to collect outsized salaries by serving on various government boards that did nothing. Times staff...