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  • Rizzo's proposed bail deal rejected by judge

     
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday denied a bail proposal by former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo, who is being held on $2-million bond. Meanwhile, former Assistant City Administrator Angela Spaccia was expected to post bail sometime...
  • 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’...
  • Bell corruption case 'unfair, politically motivated' and should be dismissed, defense attorney says

     
    As the preliminary hearing for the six current and former Bell City Council members accused of corruption wound down Wednesday, the attorney for George Cole argued prosecutors had not made a case and all charges should be dropped. Ronald Kaye......
  • Bell 8 to ask for charges to be dismissed after court ruling

     
    State Supreme Court ruling provides a way out for eight formner Bell city officials accused of draining the town's treasury, defense lawyers say....
  • Bell 8 to ask for criminal charges to be tossed out

     
    Defense attorneys for the so-called Bell 8 said Thursday they intend to file motions to dismiss the charges against their clients based on a recent state Supreme Court ruling that says prosecutors in public corruption cases must prove that defendants........
  • Serving on Bell council was like ‘winning the lottery,’ judge says

     
    A judge forcefully rejected a motion to drop corruption charges against six former Bell City Council members Thursday, dismissing their argument that they were entitled to annual salaries as high as $100,000 and saying that serving in the small, working-...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. ASHER ROTH Bucks County-born rapper Asher Roth seemed to come out of nowhere in 2009 to top the charts with his slacker single “I Love College” and debut album “Asleep in the......