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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...

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...

'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 ...

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...

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 ...