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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Los Angeles grand jury has indicted the former city manager of Vernon on conflict of interest and misusing public money charges.
Ousted Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo has been released from jail after a judge cleared him to post $2 million bail.
A state survey finds at least 20 city managers in California receive salaries and benefits that total more than $300,000.
The tiny Southern California city of Bell may have to return $3 million in illegal property taxes.
California and Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining forces to investigate the enormous salaries earned by officials in Bell.