Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.
Former Bell assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia Thursday was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $8 million in restitution.
Five former Bell City Council members Wednesday agreed to accept a plea deal in the city’s corruption scandal.
The sentencing for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo Wednesday was postponed until April 16.
Five former leaders of the city of Bell who were convicted in a municipal fraud scandal sued their former city attorney Friday.
Four of five former Bell City Council members convicted on corruption charges last year said during a court appearance Friday they need more time to consider a potential plea deal.
Former Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo appeared before a judge Monday for an initial federal court appearance.
Police fatally shot a suspected drunken driver Friday after an hour-long chase involving Los Angeles police, sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former Bell city official Angela Spaccia have complained that one juror is frustrating their deliberations.
A jury on Friday is expected to get the case of Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager from the tiny city of Bell, whose attorney said in closing arguments that her salary was “staggering” but not criminal.
Police Wednesday were asking for the public’s help locating a missing 17-year-old girl.
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.
Angela Spaccia, seeking to absolve herself of blame for the financial collapse of the city of Bell, testified for a second day Friday about manipulations by her boss, Robert Rizzo, as he built his own personal fiefdom in the small, blue-collar California town.
Former Bell assistant manager Angela Spaccia, who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, was expected to take the stand in her corruption trial Thursday.