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  • Bell defense: 'We are here for Mr. Rizzo's sins'

     
    Defense attorneys in the Bell corruption case turned on the prosecutor Thursday, calling him a "Monday morning quarterback" whose arguments were “hogwash” and relied on theatrics and emotion to hide that he hadn't proved his case. “Mr....
  • D.A. to jurors: Nobody is above the law, not even in Bell

     
    Six former Bell council members believed they were above law as they pocketed extraordinary salaries for their part-time work as leaders in one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday during closing arguments in...
  • Bell trial: Prosecutor, ex-councilman at odds over salaries

     
    The prosecutor in the corruption trial of six former Bell City Council members took aim Friday at a defendant’s claim that he voted to raise council salaries in order to diversify the panel in the largely immigrant city. With George......
  • Ex-Bell councilwoman believed Rizzo was a 'very good' city manager

     
    Former Bell councilwoman Teresa Jacobo -- accused along with five former colleagues in a far-reaching municipal corruption case -- testified Monday that she was a hard-working leader who tried her best to improve the lives of her constituents. Jacobo...
  • Bell trial: Ex-councilman defends voting to raise his salary

     
    Former Bell Councilman George Cole returned to the witness stand Thursday, saying he worked long hours in the small Los Angeles County city and had voted himself a raise in 2005 when the economy was still rocketing upward and sales......
  • Bell corruption trial gets nasty, prompting warning from judge

     
    A former Bell city leader accused of plundering the town's treasury by taking an oversized salary continued to trade barbs with a prosecutor Friday, bringing an admonishment from the judge presiding over the municipal corruption case. George Cole, a...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss the Bell corruption trial

     
    Jurors in the trial of six ex-Bell councilmembers will resume deliberations Tuesday as they determine whether the former city officials should be convicted of misusing public funds. Times staff writer Jeff Gottlieb will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to...
  • Bell corruption trial: Jurors start over after panelist dismissed

     
    After a juror was dismissed for misconduct in the Bell corruption trial, a replacement was selected and jurors will have to begin deliberations anew. On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy placed four ping-pong balls into a Dodgers helmet --.....
  • Bell juror in tears but judge declines request to excuse her

     
    A juror in the Bell corruption trial asked to be excused from the panel because she was having problems with at least one of her colleagues. Judge Kathleen Kennedy, though, turned down the request Monday and told the woman --......
  • Bell trial: Judge picks new juror, tells panel to try again

     
    After a juror in the Bell corruption case was dismissed for misconduct, an alternate was chosen to replace her Thursday afternoon, and the panel was urged to begin deliberations anew. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy placed four pingpong balls into.....
  • Bell trial: Jurors begin first full day of deliberations

     
    Jurors began their first full day of deliberations Monday in the corruption case against six former Bell City Council members. The case against Luis Artiga, Victor Bello, George Cole, Teresa Jacobo, Oscar Hernandez and George Mirabal went to the jury........
  • Talk back: Do you think the Bell 6 are guilty?

     
    A jury continues to deliberate the fates of six former Bell council members accused of raiding the small town’s treasury by drawing oversized salaries. Luis Artiga, Victor Bello, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabal are...