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  • 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: Lengthy jury deliberations favor defense, lawyer says

     
    The jury of seven women and five men will continue their deliberations in the Bell corruption trial on Wednesday, resuming their ninth day of deliberation with no verdict....
  • Bell trial: Councilman not charged unaware of others' high pay

     
    Lorenzo Velez, the lone member of the Bell City Council not facing criminal charges, will resume his testimony on Wednesday in the corruption trial for six former officials accused of looting the city....
  • 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....
  • Bell trial: Witnesses say city leaders deceived them for years

     
    There was the local resident who was given a document with false City Hall salaries. There was the food bank coordinator who had no idea one of his volunteers was being paid nearly six figures. And there was the councilman......
  • Bell corruption trial: jury asks for testimony to be read back

     
    Jurors in the corruption trial of six former Bell council members ended their deliberations for the day Wednesday but have asked for testimony to be read back to them Thursday morning. The jury has been deliberating the fate of six......
  • High Bell salaries mostly from boards that rarely met, D.A. says

     
    The lead investigator for the prosecution in the Bell corruption case testified Monday that former council members drew most of their nearly $100,000 salaries from panels that seldom met. Craig Rhudy of the L.A. County district attorney’s office&#...
  • Bell corruption trial: Jury deliberates for a seventh day

     
    Jurors continued deliberations Monday in the Bell corruption case after a week in which discussions were slowed by an apparent deadlock and one juror who was removed from the panel for misconduct. When attorneys in the case were summoned to......
  • Bell trial: Robert Rizzo now the focus

     
    With the conviction of five former Bell council members on multiple corruption-related charges, the legal spotlight now shifts to Robert Rizzo – the man who served as the chief executive in the small, working-poor city. Rizzo faces 69 counts, a........
  • Bell verdict: Convicted council members may avoid jail

     
    The five Bell councilmembers convicted of misappropriating public funds by accepting hefty paychecks for work they never did may escape jail sentences, a legal expert said....
  • Bell councilman paid high salary even after he quit, witness says

     
    A ranking Bell administrator testified Thursday that she was ordered to draw up a contract for a departing council member that paid him nearly $100,000 a year, even though the job he was taking could have been handled by a......
  • Bell trial: Jury's late notes throw verdicts into question, chaos

     
    Hours after delivering a mixed verdict in the corruption trial of six Bell council members, a Los Angeles jury sent several questions to the judge that ended the day on a chaotic note and raised questions about whether they were unanimous in their...