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  • Bell trial: Juror wants to reconsider guilty verdicts, note says

     
    An anonymous juror in the Bell corruption trial sent a note to the judge Thursday morning saying he or she wanted to rethink the guilty verdicts the panel handed down the day before....
  • Bell jury can't change guilty verdicts, judge and experts say

     
    As a juror in the Bell corruption trial continued to indicate Thursday uncertainty over guilty verdicts delivered the day before, attorneys watching the case said it was highly unlikely the panel would be allowed to change its minds....
  • Bell corruption trial ended with jury intimidation, attorneys say

     
    Jury deliberations in the Bell corruption scandal were "very, very tense," according to a juror who described a day of rancor that the judge in the case said seemed to her like “all hell has broken loose.” Judge Kathleen Kennedy......
  • 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."...
  • Rizzo loaned Bell's money to firms

    Rizzo loaned Bell's money to firms
    Then-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo gave city loans of nearly $400,000 to two businesses without public discussion, approval from the City Council or collateral to back the loans, according to documents reviewed by The Times. One of the loans, $300,000...
  • How Bell hit bottom

    How Bell hit bottom
    The new boss kept his office spartan and impersonal, the walls stripped of photos, the desk conveying no hint of his life beyond the red-brick walls of City Hall. It was 1993, a bleak, recession-bit year, and Robert Rizzo arrived in Bell trailing the...
  • Bell gave secret loans to two businesses

     
    Then-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo gave city loans of nearly $400,000 to two businesses without public discussion, approval from the City Council or collateral to back the loans, according to documents reviewed by The Times. One of the loans, $300,000......
  • Bell residents say 'justice at last' after lawsuit filed against city officials

     
    Bell residents cheered the announcement Wednesday that state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown had filed a lawsuit against eight top city officials, calling it a day of justice for residents. "Justice at last," resident Ludibina Hernandez said. "They stole from the....
  • 'Calculated greed' at heart of Bell criminal case, D.A. says

     
    Eight current and former Bell city leaders were arrested Tuesday on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million from the small, working-class community as prosecutors accused them of treating the city’s money as their personal piggy bank. The...
  • All eight in Bell corruption case appear in court; Rizzo held in medical facility, attorney says [Updated]

     
    Dressed in various shades of jail-issued clothing, eight current and former Bell city officials appeared in court Wednesday morning but did not enter pleas in a sweeping public-corruption case. An attorney for former City Administrator Robert Rizzo...
  • Three current and former Bell officials freed on bail; five remain behind bars

     
    Five current and former Bell city officials remained behind bars Thursday -- two days after they were charged with public corruption. Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo was released on $260,000 bail, and Councilman Luis Artiga was released on $120,000 bail....