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  • Bell corruption trial: Jurors may be struggling

     
    Before adjourning Monday, jurors in the corruption case of six former Bell City Council members again asked to have testimony read back to them, an indication that they are still trying to decide if the high salaries the elected officials......
  • Bell corruption trial: Illness forces jurors to be sent home

     
    Bell corruption case: In the latest setback in the Bell corruption case, the judge sent jurors home Tuesday after a panel member became ill....
  • Two and a half years later, ex-Bell officials to stand trial

     
    The trial of six former Bell city council members accused of corruption is expected to start later this month....
  • Commentary: I see shades of Bell in Costa Mesa

    There are patterns of behavior and events associated with problematic city charters. Considering Costa Mesa's revived city charter efforts, it is important to recognize when these patterns are being repeated so that past mistakes can be avoided. These...
  • Bell trial: More potential jurors expected to be added to pool

     
    Fifty more people were expected to be added Wednesday to the pool of potential jurors for the trial of six former Bell city leaders charged with raiding the treasury in the small, working-class town....
  • Bell jury selected, stage now set for corruption trial

     
    A jury of eight women and four men has been selected to determine the fate of half a dozen former Bell City Council members accused of plundering the small city’s treasury by drawing enormous salaries for their part-time work and......
  • Bell corruption trial: City clerk to begin third day of testimony

     
    Bell City Clerk Rebecca Valdez will take the stand for a third day on Wednesday in the trial of six former council members accused of misusing public funds....
  • Bell corruption trial: Questioning of prospective jurors to begin

     
    Attorneys in the case of six former Bell City Council members accused of corruption are to begin questioning prospective jurors....
  • Bell corruption trial: Opening statements to begin Thursday

     
    Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Thursday in the trial for six former Bell City Council members accused of looting the city's treasury by drawing hefty salaries for their part-time work....
  • Bell: Request for mistrial denied but attorney chastized

     
    The attorney for former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez requested a mistrial Wednesday after news surfaced that one of the potential jurors in the municipal corruption case had lunch with an attorney involved in the case. The request was denied, though......
  • Bell council members guilty of multiple corruption counts

     
    Five former Bell City Council members were found guilty Wednesday of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities. But the verdicts in the four-week trial were decidedly mixed, as...
  • Bell trial jurors are read testimony again; still no verdict

     
    Three weeks into deliberations, jurors in the Bell corruption trial listened to more testimony read-back on Friday, but there was no indication that a verdict was close. Six former council members in the small, working-class town are charged with...