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City of Bell Scandal


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...

Bell's Robert Rizzo Set Up Secret Pension Fund Worth Millions

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former public official accused of orchestrating a scam that nearly bankrupted a working-class Los Angeles suburb set up a secret pens...

PULITZER: LA Times Wins Prize For Uncovering Bell Scandal

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for revealing that politicians in a small, working-class Califor...

Bell City Councilman Testifies About Phantom Agencies In Corruption Hearing

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The disgraced former city manager who once earned $1.5 million a year in salary and benefits was the shot-caller who ran the scand...

Bell Corruption Defendants Want City To Pay Legal Bills

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — Three present and former Bell city leaders facing public corruption charges now want the cash-strapped city to pay their legal bi...