The defense attorney for former mayor Oscar Hernandez was too uneducated to know whether his six-figure salary was illegal.
Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the trial of six City of Bell officials charged with corruption.
Nine years ago, Omar Bradley was convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years in prison. The California Supreme Court overturned that decision six months ago and Bradley now wants his old job back.
Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez and five former city council members.
A pretrial hearing for six former officials of the city of Bell accused of corruption was held Monday.
It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.
The top assessor in Los Angeles County could face arrest while in jail after failing to show up in court, a judge said Wednesday.
The bail amount has been lowered slightly for the Los Angeles County assessor and the tax consultant he is accused of bribing to lower taxes on clients’ properties.
Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, a chief appraiser, and an assessor were arrested Wednesday following a year-long corruption probe by the District Attorney.
A former state lawmaker who worked for the Los Angeles County Probation Department was the latest official on Monday to be arrested as part of a yearlong internal review into charges of alleged staff misconduct in the department.
An independent investigator said Tuesday that the Fullerton Police Department violated the public’s trust and recommended 59 changes to the department in the wake of the beating death of Kelly Thomas.
Mayor David Silva’s resignation comes after he and two other city officials were indicted in a federal corruption sting.
The first permanent manager of the city of Bell since Robert Rizzo was forced to resign two years ago will take over on Friday.
Investigators Wednesday searched the home and offices of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez amid allegations that his department was involved in influence-peddling.
A judge on Tuesday dismissed one of the two felony charges against a pair of former top-ranking officials in the city of Bell.