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City Of Bell

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Former City Councilman Sentenced To Home Confinement In Bell Corruption Scandal

A former city councilman was sentenced Wednesday for his involvement in a massive public corruption case that nearly bankrupted the city of Bell, officials said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/23/2014

Hundreds of mostly Central American immigrants wait for processing at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. (credit: CBS)

Bell Plans Shelter For Children From Border

The city of Bell is planning to open a temporary shelter for some of the Central American children who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.

07/12/2014

Former assistant city manager of Bell, Angela Spaccia (C) who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, listens to opening statements in Los Angeles Superior Court October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Angela Spaccia Details Financial Actions In City Of Bell

Angela Spaccia, seeking to absolve herself of blame for the financial collapse of the city of Bell, testified for a second day Friday about manipulations by her boss, Robert Rizzo, as he built his own personal fiefdom in the small, blue-collar California town.

11/08/2013

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Ex-Bell City Manager Rizzo Pleads No Contest To Corruption Charges

Robert Rizzo, the former city manager and accused mastermind behind a wide-ranging corruption scandal in the city of Bell, pleaded no contest Thursday to all 69 charges brought against him, officials announced.

10/03/2013

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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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

Jury Deliberations Begin In City Of Bell Corruption Case

Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/22/2013

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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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City Of Bell Sues Former Police Chief For Working Without Valid Contract

The city of Bell filed a countersuit Tuesday against former Police Chief Randy Adams for allegedly working without a proper employment contract and being paid an exorbitant salary.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2012

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Bell Police Sergeant Who Says He Was Forced To Retire To Receive $400K In Settlement

A police sergeant from the city of Bell who claims he was forced to retire after reporting corruption has been given his job back.

08/05/2012

Former Bell council member Victor Bello (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Assigns Public Defender For Bello Ahead Of ‘Bell 8′ Hearing

The former mayor of the city of Bell has a new lawyer to defend him at an upcoming hearing on corruption charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/16/2012

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Judge Sets Hearings For Ex-Bell Officials In Bid To Drop Charges

A judge on Tuesday agreed to hear arguments from attorneys about dismissing criminal charges against former officials from the city of Bell.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/29/2011

Bell City Hall

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/25/2011

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A Year Later, How Does City Of Bell Fare?

The city of Bell is still having a tough time getting back on track almost a year after the salary scandal involving Robert Rizzo and seven others erupted.

07/19/2011

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OC Transit Authority Rejects Deal With Bell Auditors

The Orange County Transit Authority won’t rehire its auditor after the company failed to spot problems in the city of Bell, where ex-top officials have been charged with corruption for awarding themselves massive salaries.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/29/2011

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