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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

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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