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  • Bell trial: Jurors ordered to resume deliberations

     
    Jurors in the Bell corruption trial were ordered Thursday to resume deliberations on the multiple charges they were unable to reach a verdict on, lengthening a drawn-out effort to bring the criminal case to a close. Jurors returned mixed verdicts......
  • Bell trial: Former D.A. calls verdicts 'step in the right direction'

     
    The former district attorney who called Bell's scandalous salaries "corruption on steroids" called Wednesday's guilty verdicts "a step in the right direction."...
  • Bell trial: Judge’s note to jury a setback, defense says

     
    A juror sent the judge in the Bell corruption case a note that showed panel members were struggling with counts surrounding the pay council members received for serving on the Bell Community Housing Authority. The juror's note, which Superior Court......
  • Defense attorneys should have polled jury after verdict, experts say

     
    A decision not to poll the jurors after Wednesday's verdict in the Bell corruption trial might prove to be an important mistake by the defendants' attorneys, experts indicated....
  • Bell corruption trial: Second witness takes the stand

     
    Bell's former director of administrative services -- one of the former employees raking in a high salary -- will take the stand Wednesday in the trial of six fomer council members accused in the corruption trial....
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss the Bell corruption trial, verdicts

     
    Times staffers Richard Winton and Kimi Yoshino will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. for a live discussion about the mixed verdicts in the Bell corruption trial. Questions can be submitted during the chat....
  • Bell: Appellate court rules city can seek restitution for salaries

     
    A California Court of Appeal said Wednesday that the California Attorney General can seek full restitution against eight former Bell officials in a civil suit....
  • Bell trial: Judge declares mistrial on 10 counts, jury dismissed

     
    After four weeks of testimony, 18 days of deliberation and a mixed bag of verdicts, the jury in the Bell corruption trial was dismissed Thursday after failing to reach a decision on about half the counts the six defendants faced....
  • Bell trial: Jury due back in court to discuss undecided charges

     
    A day after delivering mixed verdicts to six ex-Bell City Council members accused of stealing public money, jurors will return to court Thursday morning to address their continued deadlock on nearly half the counts the defendants faced....
  • 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...