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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...

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...

Whoops: Outside Audits Repeatedly Missed Bell's Financial Problems

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A report says audits of a scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb repeatedly failed to flag cases of fraud and mismanagement, giving th...

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...

Report: Bell Officials Took More Than $1 Million In Affordable Housing Money

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Officials in the scandal-ridden city of Bell took at least $1.2 million intended for affordable housing and street repairs and use...

Rizzo Makes $2 Million Bail

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, who is facing 53 charges that he helped misappropriate millions in public funds, will be released from jail aft...

Robert Rizzo's Bail Set At $2 Million

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — After months of jaw-dropping salaries numbers, tales of corruption and citizen outrage, eight current and former officials from th...

8 Bell Officials Face Judge In Corruption Case

AP | JOHN ROGERS and ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a corruption case prosecuto...

Insult To Injury: Bell Residents Overpaid More Than $621,000 In Illegal Sewer Fees

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

BELL -- A new report says property owners in the City of Bell overpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars in sewer fees. This is just the latest grie...

Bell Eliminates Dubious 'Loan Program' For City Officials

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — The California city of Bell has ended a loan program devised by the former city administrator whose exorbitant salary sparked a s...

Bell Council OKs Property Tax Cuts After Overcharging Residents $3 Million

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — This small, working class city gave nearly $900,000 in loans to former officials, employees and at least two council members in t...

Bell Got $3 Million In Illegal Property Taxes

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — The tiny blue-collar city that granted huge salaries to its top officials may have to repay nearly $3 million in illegal property...

Bell Residents Slam Whitman For Trying To Link Jerry Brown To Salary Scandal

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Bell residents blasted Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman for equating the salary and pension fiasco unfolding in their city with what occur...

Robert Rizzo's Home Gets The Toilet Paper Treatment

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — First he was charged with 53 criminal counts in a public corruption scandal that has gained nationwide attention. No...

State, Local Prosecutors Join Forces In Bell Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — California and Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining forces to investigate the enormous salaries earned by officials in Bell...

Robert Rizzo Demands Bell Cover Back Pay, Legal Bills

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Robert Rizzo says the former Bell city manager charged with corruption was never terminated and did not resign his...

Report: CalPERS Knew Of Bell's Salaries Years Ago, Did Nothing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Officials at California's state pension fund found out about the high salaries paid to officials with the city of Bell but did not...

Did Bell Pay Salaries Through 'Aggressive' Towing?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Some community activists in Bell are demanding an independent investigation into complaints that Bell police unfairly towed and impounded cars. Acc...

Is Your City Paying For Bell's Pensions?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — Cities across Southern California will be on the hook for the pensions paid to municipal officials in Bell, where excessive salaries ...

Pensions Withheld For Bell Officials

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — California pensions will be withheld for three former Bell administrators until the state attorney general determines whether the...

Bell Arrests: At Least 8 City Officials Arrested As Prosecutors Are Set To File Criminal Charges

AP/HuffPost | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP); The mayor and ex-city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell were among eight current and former city officials arrested Tuesday ...

Jerry Brown Announces Lawsuits To Recover Money From Bell Officials

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The California attorney general's office sued eight current and former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell on Wednesday, ...

SUBPOENAED

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — City Council members in a small blue-collar city near Los Angeles have voted to subpoena the records of its former city manager, ...

Bell City Manager's Salary Package Topped $1.5 Million

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California's attorney general subpoenaed nine present and past Bell city officials Monday, ordering them to turn over their financ...