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.
Robert Rizzo, the former city manager for Bell, will likely have plenty of money when he gets out of jail, according to a published report.
Police Monday were seeking the public’s help in identifying additional victims of a doctor accused of molesting a female patient.
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.
Jury selection began Monday for a former city of Bell official accused of helping bilk taxpayers out to millions of dollars.
A former city of Bell official accused of helping to bilk taxpayers out of roughly $5.5 million was in court Friday for a pretrial hearing.
A judge Wednesday rejected a request from the attorney for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo to move his trial on corruption charges out of Los Angeles County.
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.