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Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Bell Corruption Case

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2014

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Spaccia Sentenced To Nearly 12 Years In State Prison In 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, were found guilty last year of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities. (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Five Former Bell Officials Accept Plea Deal In Corruption Case

Five former Bell City Council members Wednesday agreed to accept a plea deal in the city’s corruption scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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Sentencing Postponed For Ex-Bell City Manager

The sentencing for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo Wednesday was postponed until April 16.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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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, were found guilty last year of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities. (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Bell Officials Balk At Plea Deal In Corruption Case

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.

02/21/2014

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Ex-Bell Chief Rizzo Makes Court Appearance After Plea Bargain

Former Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo appeared before a judge Monday for an initial federal court appearance.

12/23/2013

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Police Chase, Fatally Shoot Suspected Drunken Driver In Corvette

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.

12/14/2013

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Foreperson: 1 Juror Frustrating Bell Corruption Trial Deliberations

Jurors in the corruption trial of former Bell city official Angela Spaccia have complained that one juror is frustrating their deliberations.

12/03/2013

Former assistant city manager of Bell, Angela Spaccia (C) who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, listens to opening statements in Los Angeles Superior Court October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Jury Deliberations Begin In Trial Of Ex-Bell Official Angela Spaccia

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.

11/22/2013

Former assistant city manager of Bell, Angela Spaccia (C) who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, listens to opening statements in Los Angeles Superior Court October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Closing Arguments Resume In Spaccia Corruption Trial

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11/21/2013

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Public’s Help Sought In Locating Missing Bell Teen

Police Wednesday were asking for the public’s help locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/20/2013

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Spaccia Testifies She Didn’t Realize Bell Salaries Were Insane

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.

11/13/2013

Former assistant city manager of Bell, Angela Spaccia (C) who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, listens to opening statements in Los Angeles Superior Court October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Angela Spaccia Details Financial Actions In City Of Bell

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.

11/08/2013

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Spaccia Testifies Rizzo Gave Pay Raises As ‘Incentive Not To Leave’

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.

11/07/2013

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