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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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Report: Ex-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo To Keep Retirement Account, Pension Fund

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.

11/03/2013

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Bell Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Female Patient

Police Monday were seeking the public’s help in identifying additional victims of a doctor accused of molesting a female patient.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/28/2013

Former Bell assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia

Opening Statements Begin In Corruption Trial For Bell’s Former Assistant City Manager

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.

10/23/2013

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Jury Selected In Corruption Trial Of Former Bell Assistant City Manager

A jury of seven women and five men has been chosen to judge the former assistant city manager of Bell on corruption charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/21/2013

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Jury Selection Begins In Spaccia Corruption Case

Jury selection began Monday for a former city of Bell official accused of helping bilk taxpayers out to millions of dollars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2013

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Ex-Rizzo Assistant Set To Face Corruption Charges In Bell Scandal

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.

10/04/2013

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo  (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Blocks Request To Move Corruption Trial Out Of LA County

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.

08/28/2013

Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, are found guilty of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Luis Artiga (L), the only of the six defendants who was acquitted on all charges, was released by the judge. (credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Pending Retrial, Judge Refuses To Set Sentencing Date For Convicted Bell City Officials

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.

07/29/2013

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Retrial In Bell Corruption Case Unlikely Until Early 2014

An effort to retry former officials of the city of Bell on misappropriation charges moved forward Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

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Audit Finds Bell Faces ‘Fiscal Crisis’ After Corruption Scandal

An audit reveals that the city of Bell is still reeling financially three years after it was discovered the working-class suburb’s municipal leaders had looted millions of dollars from its treasury.

05/22/2013

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