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Corruption

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Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Bell Corruption Case

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.

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Spaccia Sentenced To Nearly 12 Years In State Prison In Bell Corruption Scandal

Former Bell assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia Thursday was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $8 million in restitution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption.

04/08/2014

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Democrats In California Capital Reel From Scandal As Sen. Leland Yee Refuses To Resign

So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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Leader Says Lost Supermajority Won’t Hinder Senate

Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state’s rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats’ supermajority.

03/03/2014

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)

Former Bell Officials Balk At Plea Deal In Corruption Case

Four of five former Bell City Council members convicted on corruption charges last year said during a court appearance Friday they need more time to consider a potential plea deal.

02/21/2014

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LASD Officials Plead Not Guilty To Conspiracy, Obstruction Charges

Four Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice plead not guilty Monday in a wide-ranging federal probe of alleged abuses inside county jails.

12/16/2013

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County Supervisors Warn Of More To Come In FBI Corruption Probe Of LASD

Two Los Angeles County Supervisors warned Tuesday of more to come in the fallout from the FBI’s corruption probe of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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)

Closing Arguments Resume In Spaccia Corruption Trial

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11/21/2013

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Spaccia Testifies Rizzo Gave Pay Raises As ‘Incentive Not To Leave’

Former Bell assistant manager Angela Spaccia, who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, was expected to take the stand in her corruption trial Thursday.

11/07/2013

John Noguez (courtesy LA County District Attorney's Office)

New Embezzlement, Grand Theft Charges Announced Against Noguez

Noguez, who has served as the county assessor since 2010, was placed on leave in the wake of his arrest last October following a year-long corruption investigation by the District Attorney’s office.

10/28/2013

Former Bell assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia

Opening Statements Begin In Corruption Trial For Bell’s Former Assistant City Manager

Until two weeks ago, Angela Spaccia was the secondary defendant in the Bell city corruption trial, a footnote to the activities of her boss, disgraced City Manager Robert Rizzo who was charged with robbing the small city blind to the tune of more nearly $6 million. Then the unthinkable happened.

10/23/2013

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Jury Selected In Corruption Trial Of Former Bell Assistant City Manager

A jury of seven women and five men has been chosen to judge the former assistant city manager of Bell on corruption charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/21/2013

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Jury Selection Begins In Spaccia Corruption Case

Jury selection began Monday for a former city of Bell official accused of helping bilk taxpayers out to millions of dollars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2013

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Ex-Rizzo Assistant Set To Face Corruption Charges In Bell Scandal

A former city of Bell official accused of helping to bilk taxpayers out of roughly $5.5 million was in court Friday for a pretrial hearing.

10/04/2013

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