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Robert Rizzo

These Emails Are VERY Open About Stealing City Money

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 10.23.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former assistant city manager of the corruption-riddled city of Bell used a secret formula concocted by her an...

'This Is A Sick Stunt'

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 10.04.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney in a municipal corruption case that nearly bankrupted a struggling Los Angeles suburb complained bitte...

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...

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...

Felony Charges Against Former Bell Officials Dropped

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A judge dismissed some felony charges against a former mayor and ex-councilman of the scandal-plagued city of Bell who were accused of ...

More Power To Ya: Gov. Brown Signs Off On Closer Look At Who's Abusing City Money

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that expands the state auditor's authority to investigate misuse of city and count...

LA Times Wins Public Service Award For Bell Expose

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Times' investigation of the exorbitant salaries officials of a small California town paid themselves won a Public Ser...

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...

Report: $425K Missing In Bell Land Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- A California city plagued by a corruption scandal paid more than double the assessed value for a plot of land in 2006 and nearly a hal...

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...

Judge Leaning Toward Dismissing Case Against Bell Officials

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawmakers cannot be sued for raising their own salaries, a judge tentatively ruled Thursday, indicating he was leaning towa...

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...

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 ...

In Closing Arguments, Bell Officials Blame All On Rizzo

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The mayor, vice mayor and four other past and present officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell shirked their responsibilities ...

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 ...

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...

Candidates Scramble To Replace Disgraced Bell City Officials

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — With most of the City Council that turned this nondescript Los Angeles suburb into a national symbol of municipal corruption faci...

Disgraced Bell City Manager Loses Latest Job As Parking Attendant

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The ousted former official accused of looting millions of dollars from the small, blue-collar city of Bell is out of another job – a...

Disgraced City Manager Robert Rizzo's New Job

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Disgraced former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo has a new job. Rizzo is now working behind the Surfing Museum, standing guard over the museum's tin...

Bell Audit Results To Be Revealed Tonight

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — Residents of the scandal-plagued California city of Bell can hear the latest on state audits of their town at a Monday night meet...

Bell Recall Initiative Qualifies For Ballot

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The city clerk in the scandal-ridden Los Angeles suburb of Bell says county elections officials have verified enough voter signatu...

Bell 8 Plead Not Guilty

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Eight current and former officials have pleaded not guilty to looting millions of dollars from California's modest blue-collar cit...