City Of Bell
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.
The Los Angeles County city of Cudahy has fired its longtime city manager, city attorney and placed two other city employees on administrative leave.
Six former Bell city officials pleaded not guilty Friday morning to misappropriating public funds by accepting lofty salaries for serving on boards and commissions that seldom met.
It’s Election Day in Los Angeles once again, with voters deciding on everything from a tax on oil and medical pot to vacant City Council seats.
The city of Bell will pay $750,000 to a woman forced by a ex-cop to perform a sex act during a traffic stop.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled to resume Monday for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo and former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia, who are charged with misappropriation of public funds.
A judge has refused to remove himself from a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for a former city manager to stand trial on corruption charges in the Southern California suburb of Bell.
Preliminary hearings in the misapropriation case against six Bell officials concluded Wednesday.
Bell’s city clerk continued testifying Thursday in the corruption case.
Councilman Lorenzo Velez dropped a few bombshells on the second day of preliminary hearings to determine whether the case proceeds to trial.
The only Bell city councilman not charged with looting the working-class Los Angeles suburb has testified that he doesn’t recall taking part in any meetings of four committees for which the other council members collected tens of thousands of dollars.
A Bell Councilman is urging his colleagues to show up at meeting so that crucial decisions can be made about the city’s financial future.
The scandal-ridden city of Bell canceled a city council meeting Thursday night after two council members failed to appear, preventing the attendees from reaching quorum, according to the L.A. Times.
Riverside is dropping its outside auditors after the firm failed to spot problems when looking at the finances of the scandal-ravaged city of Bell.
Fewer than 100 residents live in this small burg in the shadow of Los Angeles, surrounded by miles of gritty, occasionally smelly warehouses, meatpacking plants and manufacturing businesses. It is one of the least populated, most nondescript municipalities in the country — and one of the richest.