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Bell Trial

Bigger Fish To Fry

AP | GREG RISLING and JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.21.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Saying she feared "all hell" had broken loose among jurors, a judge declared a mistrial Thursday on dozens of remaining counts aga...

Verdict Reached In Bell Corruption Case

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Five former city councilors in a small, blue-collar Los Angeles suburb that became a symbol of political greed were convicted Wedn...

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...

Ultimate Defense For Financial Crime: I'm Ignorant & Illiterate

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 04.24.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell had no training that would have alerted him...

'Somebody Just Made This Up Out Of The Blue'

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 03.26.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A half dozen former officials of a scandal-ridden Southern California city heard a prosecutor paint them as thieves Thursday. But ...

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 ...