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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...
  • 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...
  • Bell corruption case: Granted immunity, city clerk takes stand

     
    The city clerk of Bell was called to the witness stand Friday as the first witness in a municipal corruption trial in which six former council members are accused of paying themselves extraordinary salaries for serving on boards that rarely......
  • Jury selection to begin in Bell council members' corruption case

     
    Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of six former Bell council members accused of corruption. George Cole, Luis Artiga, Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal and Victor Bello are accused of being paid for attending meetings....
  • Bell trial: More potential jurors expected to be added to pool

     
    Fifty more people were expected to be added Wednesday to the pool of potential jurors for the trial of six former Bell city leaders charged with raiding the treasury in the small, working-class town....