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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)

Prosecutors Want Retrial In Bell Corruption Case

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2013

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Hearing Postponed For 5 Former Bell Corruption Defendants

Prosecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2013

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)

Mistrial Declared On Remaining 10 Counts In Bell Corruption Case

A judge Thursday declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 felony counts against five defendants in the Bell corruption trial.

03/21/2013

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Ex-Councilman Acquitted In Bell Corruption Trial Knew Truth Would Set Him Free

The former councilman who was acquitted of all charges in the Bell corruption trial said he believed all along that the truth would set him free.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2013

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

5 Of 6 Defendants Found Guilty In Bell Corruption Trial

Jurors have convicted five of the six defendants in the Bell corruption trial, but remain deadlocked on 10 charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2013

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Judge Dismisses Juror For Misconduct In Bell Corruption Trial

The judge presiding over the Bell corruption case kicked a juror off the panel Thursday, citing misconduct, KNX 1070 reported.

02/28/2013

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Judge Denies Juror’s Request To Be Removed From Bell Trial

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.

02/26/2013

Former City of Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorney Claims Ex-Bell Mayor Too Uneducated To Note High Salaries

The defense attorney for former mayor Oscar Hernandez was too uneducated to know whether his six-figure salary was illegal.

02/21/2013

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Closing Arguments Begin In Bell Corruption Trial

Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the trial of six City of Bell officials charged with corruption.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2013

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Police Make Quick Work Of Suspect In Chase Ending In Commerce

A brief police chase that stated in Bell nabbed a suspect Friday evening in Commerce.

02/08/2013

Eight current and former Bell city officials were arrested Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

Testimony Begins In Bell Fraud Trial

Testimony began Friday morning in the fraud trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/25/2013

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Fraud Trial Of Former Bell Mayor And 5 Ex-Council Members Begins

Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2013

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Jury Selection Begins In Bell Corruption Case

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez and five former city council members.

01/15/2013

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Ex-Bell Officials Set For Jury Selection

A pretrial hearing for six former officials of the city of Bell accused of corruption was held Monday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/14/2013

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Corruption Case To Begin For 6 Former Officials Of Bell

Six former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell go on trial this week in a massive corruption case that nearly bankrupted the Los Angeles suburb.

01/13/2013

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