Hearing Postponed For 5 Former Bell Corruption Defendants

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A court hearing was postponed Tuesday for former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez and former city council members Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, George Cole and Victor Bello.

Prosecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.

Hernandez, Jacobo and Mirabal were each convicted in March of five counts of misappropriation of public funds and acquitted of five other charges.

Cole was convicted of two counts and acquitted of two others. Bello was convicted of four counts and acquitted of four additional charges.


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