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  • Bell corruption trial: Still no verdict as jury deliberates 8th day

     
    Deliberations continued Tuesday in the Bell corruption case of six former council members accused of misappropriating public funds....
  • New jury in Bell corruption trial ends week without a verdict

     
    The newly configured jury in the Bell corruption trial adjourned for the weekend without reach a verdict....
  • Bell trial: After 10 days, jurors say they hope to 'speed up'

     
    Locked in their 10th day of deliberations, jurors in the Bell corruption trial listened Thursday morning to a reading of the testimony of a district attorney’s investigator who was called as a witness in the case last month. Maria Grimaldo......
  • Bell witness: Rizzo tried to confuse "unsophisticated" council

     
    A former Bell administrator testified Friday that ethics were not encouraged at City Hall and that the former city manager intentionally wrote resolutions in a way that he hoped council members would be confused by what they read....
  • Bell trial: Ex-councilwoman says Rizzo offered her pay increase

     
    Teresa Jacobo, the first defendant to testify in the Bell corruption trial, returned to the witness stand Friday. The former council member testified earlier that she made just $500 a month when she joined the city in 2001 and continued......
  • First Bell defendant takes stand in corruption trial

     
    Teresa Jacobo on Thursday became the first defendant to take the stand in the corruption case of six Bell council members accused of raiding the city treasury by drawing extraordinary salaries. Slightly built and not quite 5 feet tall, Jacobo......
  • Bell trial: Ex-councilman has 'mental issues,' attorney says

     
    Former councilman Victor Bello, one of the defendants in the Bell corruption case, takes medicine for depression and suicidal tendencies and was an outcast in city government because of his angry tangles with the city manager. "He has a life......
  • Bell trial: Ex-councilman says Rizzo forced him to take benefits

     
    Former Bell City Councilman George Cole testified Thursday about the extraordinary retirement benefits he received through the city, and the great job that former City Manager Robert Rizzo did in his early years in the small, working-class city. Cole...
  • Bell trial: Witness says Rizzo tricked her into misstating salaries

     
    A former ranking Bell administrator who contends she was tricked into providing false information about the enormous salaries being paid to leaders of the small city will be called back to the witness stand Friday afternoon. Lourdes Garcia, who has......
  • Bell trial: D.A. investigator returns to witness stand

     
    The lead investigator for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office's public integrity division is scheduled to resume his testimony on Tuesday in the trial of six former Bell council members accused of corruption....
  • Bell trial: Ex-administrator Spaccia in court to 'lend support'

     
    As the trial of six former Bell City Council members continued Wednesday, a surprise spectator watched from the back of the courtroom. For the first time since the trial began last month, former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia –- who......
  • Bell council took money from the poor, D.A. says

     
    The prosecutor in the Bell corruption case took aim at the six defendants in his closing statement Wednesday, saying that instead of serving their low-income community they were more interested in fattening their wallets. “I’m talking about...