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.
An effort to retry former officials of the city of Bell on misappropriation charges moved forward Wednesday.
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.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.
Prosecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.
A judge Thursday declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 felony counts against five defendants in the Bell corruption trial.
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.
Jurors have convicted five of the six defendants in the Bell corruption trial, but remain deadlocked on 10 charges.
The judge presiding over the Bell corruption case kicked a juror off the panel Thursday, citing misconduct, KNX 1070 reported.
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.
The defense attorney for former mayor Oscar Hernandez was too uneducated to know whether his six-figure salary was illegal.
Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the trial of six City of Bell officials charged with corruption.
A brief police chase that stated in Bell nabbed a suspect Friday evening in Commerce.
Testimony began Friday morning in the fraud trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.