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Bell Corruption Scandal

Bell Corruption Mastermind Faces 10-12 Years

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 10.03.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager authorities say masterminded a corruption scandal that bilked the working-class Los Angele...

Strange, Emotional Twist In Bell Corruption Trial

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A jury with a new member wrapped up its first full day of new deliberations Friday in the public corruption trial of six former of...

Shameful. 'Somebody Just Made This Up Out Of The Blue'

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 04.22.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A scandal-ridden Los Angeles suburb was turned upside down by officials who felt they were above the law and collected paychecks f...

Disgraced City Officials Go To Trial In Massive Corruption Case

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 01.14.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Six former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell go on trial this week in a massive corruption case that nearly bankrupted the L...

What Now, Bell?

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- The California city of Bell says three former police chiefs and other employees received disability pensions worth millions of dollars...

CHUTZPAH!

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 01.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Public outrage – and changed locks – forced Robert Rizzo out of a job last year, but the former city manager says he's stil...

Revealed: Official Charges Against Bell's Ex-Officials

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A former public official accused of masterminding a scam that nearly bankrupted a modest Los Angeles suburb has been charged with ...

Bell's Ex-Officials Enter 'Not Guilty' Plea

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Four former Bell city officials have pleaded not guilty to charges that they looted the tiny Los Angeles suburb of millions of dol...

Trial Ordered For Bell's Recalled City Council Members

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former city manager accused of masterminding a scam to bilk the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb of Bell of more than $6.5 million was ...

Robert Rizzo's Defense Says He Broke No Law

AP | By LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer for a former city manager accused of masterminding a scheme to loot millions from the blue-collar California city of Bell says...

Bell Votes To Recall Council Members By Over 95%

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- Voters in the scandal-plagued suburb of Bell turned out in force, leaving no doubt that they wanted four embattled council members fac...

Bell Recall Elections A Chance To Begin Anew

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- After months of outrage directed at a city government that made this modest Southern California suburb the national poster child for m...

Memo Reveals Local Police Ticket Writing 'Baseball Game'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — A police memo appears to outline a game in which officers in a Los Angeles suburb competed to write tickets, impound vehicles and...

Robert Rizzo Rushed To The Hospital

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The former city manager accused of looting a Los Angeles suburb of more than $5.5 million was rushed to a hospital Wednesday after...

Prosecutors Lay Out Their Case In Bell Corruption Case

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors began laying out their case Tuesday against a handful of public officials they say operated a scam that bilked one of ...

Bell Trial: Rizzo Ruled The Roost

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The six current and former officials facing charges of looting the working-class suburb of Bell were actually highly paid puppets ...