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.
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.
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.
A jury of seven women and five men has been chosen to judge the former assistant city manager of Bell on corruption charges.
Jury selection began Monday for a former city of Bell official accused of helping bilk taxpayers out to millions of dollars.
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.
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.
A judge Wednesday rejected a request from the attorney for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo to move his trial on corruption charges out of Los Angeles County.
The city of Compton has a new mayor Wednesday following a overwhelming victory for urban planner and activist Aja Brown.
A judge Thursday declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 felony counts against five defendants in the Bell corruption trial.
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.
The judge presiding over the Bell corruption case kicked a juror off the panel Thursday, citing misconduct, KNX 1070 reported.
A female juror was refused a request Tuesday to be removed from the panel on the second day of deliberations in the Bell corruption trial.
Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.