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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."...
  • 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...
  • SEC investigating $70 million in bonds issued by Bell

     
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is the latest agency to investigate Bell, launching a probe into the sale of three city bonds totaling $70 million. The investigation comes after California state auditors raised questions about how the bond money...
  • Bell mayor loses bid to have city pick up his legal costs to fight fraud charges

     
    Bell does not have to pick up Mayor Oscar Hernandez’s legal expenses in defending himself against accusations he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city treasury, a Superior Court judge ruled Monday. Hernandez, who also is...
  • Bell's Velez takes stand in colleagues' preliminary hearing on corruption charges

     
    Bell City Councilman Lorenzo Velez testified Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court that he had no knowledge of his colleagues' near-$100,000 salaries, nor of the city commissions they had been paid to sit on. Velez, the lone council member......
  • Bell officials reject deals from D.A.; critics say two years isn’t enough

     
    Lawyers for six current and former Bell leaders said their clients have rejected plea deals that would have brought them two-year prison terms in exchange for admitting guilt and paying back all the money they allegedly looted from the city......
  • Bell 8: Two-year prison deals offered to former and current council members in corruption case

     
    Six current and former council members in Bell have been offered two-year prison sentences in exchange for pleading guilty and paying back all the money they are alleged to have misappropriated from the city treasury, an attorney for one of......
  • Bell 8: Six officials ordered to stand trial for looting city treasury [Updated]

     
    Six current or former Bell City Council members were ordered Wednesday to stand trial on felony charges that they drew extraordinary salaries for serving on boards and commissions that met so rarely that one elected official testified that he wasn’...