Bell City Council
Five former leaders of the city of Bell who were convicted in a municipal fraud scandal sued their former city attorney Friday.
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.
A judge refused Thursday to dismiss a corruption case against five former Bell City Council members charged with misappropriating funds to overpay themselves.
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.
The troubled city of Bell owes a state agency nearly $500,000 because of problems with the way it spent grant money.
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.
A candidate for Bell City Council has died just days before the election.
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.
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.