Corruption

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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

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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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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

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo  (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Blocks Request To Move Corruption Trial Out Of LA County

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.

08/28/2013

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Compton Elects New Mayor After Corruption Case

The city of Compton has a new mayor Wednesday following a overwhelming victory for urban planner and activist Aja Brown.

06/05/2013

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)

Mistrial Declared On Remaining 10 Counts In Bell Corruption Case

A judge Thursday declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 felony counts against five defendants in the Bell corruption trial.

03/21/2013

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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

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Judge Dismisses Juror For Misconduct In Bell Corruption Trial

The judge presiding over the Bell corruption case kicked a juror off the panel Thursday, citing misconduct, KNX 1070 reported.

02/28/2013

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