Luis Artiga

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)

Prosecutors Want Retrial In Bell Corruption Case

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2013

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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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Jurors To Resume Deliberations Monday In Bell Corruption Trial

Jurors in the city of Bell corruption trial have gone home for the weekend after concluding deliberations for the day.


Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Jury Deliberations Begin In City Of Bell Corruption Case

Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/22/2013


Closing Arguments Begin In Bell Corruption Trial

Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the trial of six City of Bell officials charged with corruption.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2013

Eight current and former Bell city officials were arrested Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

Testimony Begins In Bell Fraud Trial

Testimony began Friday morning in the fraud trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/25/2013

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Fraud Trial Of Former Bell Mayor And 5 Ex-Council Members Begins

Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2013

Former Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez and former city council member Luis Artiga (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Former Bell Mayor, Councilman

A judge on Tuesday dismissed one of the two felony charges against a pair of former top-ranking officials in the city of Bell.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2012

Bell City Hall

Bell City Hall Stays Open During Trial

LOS ANGELES (CBS) – The city of Bell’s interim administrative officer pledges that the doors to City Hall “will remain open,” in spite of a judge’s order requiring the mayor and two council members to […]


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Bell Councilman Arrested In Salary Scandal To Quit

One of the four Bell City Council members charged with illegally paying themselves and others in the modest Los Angeles suburb huge salaries says he plans to resign.


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Bell Councilman Supports Recall Effort, Refuses To Resign

One of the four City Council members targeted for recall in the scandal-plagued Southern California city of Bell says he supports the effort but won’t resign — at least not for now.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/14/2010