Bell Corruption Trial
Jurors have found Bell’s former assistant chief administrative officer guilty of 11 counts of public corruption.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former Bell city official Angela Spaccia have complained that one juror is frustrating their deliberations.
A jury will hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of the former assistant manager of the corruption-riddled city of Bell.
A Bell city official on trial for corruption has testified she belatedly realized that officials’ salaries in the small blue collar suburb had become insane.
The former assistant city administrator for the city of Bell testified Tuesday it was her former boss who signed off all on all hiring and firing decisions, including contracting a company that paid her son.
Randy Adams took the stand Wednesday and testified he never questioned the legality of the $457,000 salary he was offered to head the police department of the tiny city of Bell.
The former police chief of the corruption-plagued city of Bell told a judge Tuesday he will testify for the first time about his role in the city’s notorious financial disaster.
Until two weeks ago, Angela Spaccia was the secondary defendant in the Bell city corruption trial, a footnote to the activities of her boss, disgraced City Manager Robert Rizzo who was charged with robbing the small city blind to the tune of more nearly $6 million. Then the unthinkable happened.
A jury of seven women and five men has been chosen to judge the former assistant city manager of Bell on corruption charges.
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.
An effort to retry former officials of the city of Bell on misappropriation charges moved forward Wednesday.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.
A judge Thursday declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 felony counts against five defendants in the Bell corruption trial.
Jurors in the city of Bell corruption trial have gone home for the weekend after concluding deliberations for the day.
A female juror was refused a request Tuesday to be removed from the panel on the second day of deliberations in the Bell corruption trial.