Bell City Council

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5 Convicted Bell Leaders Sue Former City Attorney

Five former leaders of the city of Bell who were convicted in a municipal fraud scandal sued their former city attorney Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/07/2014

Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, are found guilty of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Luis Artiga (L), the only of the six defendants who was acquitted on all charges, was released by the judge. (credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Pending Retrial, Judge Refuses To Set Sentencing Date For Convicted Bell City Officials

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused to set a sentencing date Monday for five former elected officials in Bell, who were convicted of bilking the town of about 35,000 people.


Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Judge Rules Bell City Council Corruption Case Will Go Forward

A judge refused Thursday to dismiss a corruption case against five former Bell City Council members charged with misappropriating funds to overpay themselves.


Bell City Hall

Bell Officials Working To Make Governing Improvements

After a year of scandalous headlines, Bell officials Wednesday publicized the work they have done to make improvements in governing the small city, saying the council is more open to public scrutiny.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/24/2011

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Bell Ordered To Repay Nearly $500K To State Over Misspent Grant Money

The troubled city of Bell owes a state agency nearly $500,000 because of problems with the way it spent grant money.


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Legislature: Newly Elected Bell Officials Can Take Office Immediately

The state Legislature has approved emergency legislation that will let newly elected council members take office in the scandal-plagued Los Angeles County city of Bell.


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Bell Council Candidate Miguel Sanchez Dies At 34

A candidate for Bell City Council has died just days before the election.



Bell Mayor No-Show At City Council Meeting

The scandal-ridden city of Bell canceled a city council meeting Thursday night after two council members failed to appear, preventing the attendees from reaching quorum, according to the L.A. Times.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/27/2011

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Enough Signatures Gathered For Bell Recall

Bell’s City Council is up for an extreme makeover, now that residents have gathered enough signatures for a ballot initiative to recall three of its members who were accused of being part of the city’s salary scandal.