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BELL (CBS) — The eight former Bell city officials who are accused of looting money from the city will ask to have their charges dropped.
Their lawyers will argue that a new California State Supreme Court ruling should force their cases to be dismissed.
The justices ruled in another corruption case that prosecutors must prove defendants knew they were breaking the law when they inflated their salaries.
Former city administrator Robert Rizzo and seven others argue they had no clue what they were doing was illegal.
The “Bell Eight” will file their requests next month.