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Former Bell Manager Robert Rizzo Sells His Huntington Beach Home

The man authorities say masterminded a scheme to loot millions from the working-class suburb of Bell has sold his Huntington Beach house.


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Scandal-Plagued City Of Bell Loses Interim City Manager

The city council of Bell decided not to extend the contract of interim city manager Pedro Carillo after his contract expired, leaving the new mayor to assume his role.

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Upland City Manager Fired For Failing To Follow City Council Direction

Leaders of a Southern California community have fired the city manager for an unspecified employment breach and failure to follow direction from the city council.


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Robert Rizzo Due Back In Court Tuesday

Former Bell manager Robert Rizzo, who has been ordered to stand trial on charges of misappropriating millions of dollars from the city, is due in court Tuesday.


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Lawyer: Robert Rizzo Was Victimized, Not City Of Bell

Robert Rizzo was the mastermind of a scam, prosecutors say, that bilked one of Southern California’s poorest cities out of more than $5.5 million, money with which he lined his pockets and those of a handful of cronies.


Former and current Bell city employees, Robert Rizzo (L), former city manager, Angela Spaccia (2L), former assistant city manager, Victor Bello (3L), former council member, and Oscar Hernandez (R), mayor, attend a bail reduction hearing on September 22, 2010. (AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Bell Official Admits To Compiling False Information

An administrator for the scandal-ridden California city of Bell testified Tuesday that she compiled false information that was given to a resident who demanded to know how much elected officials were paid.


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Rizzo Let Go From Parking Lot Security Post

The disgraced former city manager of the scandal-ridden Los Angeles suburb of Bell will no longer be watching out for rogue parkers in the lot at Huntington Beach’s International Surf Museum.


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Bell Files Complaint Against Robert Rizzo

The city of Bell wants its former city manager to return millions of dollars he’s accused of misappropriating and enriching himself through a hefty salary.


Grand Jury Indicts Vernon’s Former City Manager

A Los Angeles grand jury has indicted the former city manager of Vernon on conflict of interest and misusing public money charges.


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Ousted Bell City Manager Posts $2M Bail

Ousted Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo has been released from jail after a judge cleared him to post $2 million bail.


Residents Rally After Arrest Of Bell, California Officials

Survey Finds Riverside’s City Manager 2nd Highest Paid In State

A state survey finds at least 20 city managers in California receive salaries and benefits that total more than $300,000.



Official: City Of Bell Received $3M In Illegal Property Taxes

The tiny Southern California city of Bell may have to return $3 million in illegal property taxes.



Calif., L.A. Prosecutors Join Bell Salary Probes

California and Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining forces to investigate the enormous salaries earned by officials in Bell.