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Closing Arguments Resume In Spaccia Corruption Trial

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textalerts180 Closing Arguments Resume In Spaccia Corruption Trial

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Closing arguments in the corruption trial of Bell’s former assistant city manager resumed Thursday.

KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero reports prosecutors have portrayed Angela Spaccia as a devious money manipulator who was “cleaning up” at the expense of poor residents.

Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman began his closing argument Wednesday by quoting Angela Spaccia’s own testimony, in which she said she and her boss Robert Rizzo were making insane amounts of money. But Spaccia claimed that was not a crime.

Huntsman called them the greediest public officials in the nation and said they were making more than the president of the United States by the time they were fired and arrested.

Rizzo pleaded no contest to 69 corruption charges, leaving Spaccia to stand trial alone. She faces 13 counts of misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest and other charges.

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