Mayor Oscar Hernandez

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)

Five Former Bell Officials Accept Plea Deal In Corruption Case

Five former Bell City Council members Wednesday agreed to accept a plea deal in the city’s corruption scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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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 Doesn’t Have To Pay Mayor’s Attorney’s Fees To Defend Fraud Charges

A judge ruled Monday that the city of Bell does not have to pay Mayor Oscar Hernandez an interim award of attorneys’ fees as he defends himself against fraud charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/24/2011

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

Hostile Crowd Greets Returning Bell Mayor, Vice Mayor

Police had to clear the first Bell City Council meeting attended by Mayor Oscar Hernandez and Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo since they were arrested in the city’s salary scandal.


Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Enough Signatures Gathered For Bell Recall

Bell’s City Council is up for an extreme makeover, now that residents have gathered enough signatures for a ballot initiative to recall three of its members who were accused of being part of the city’s salary scandal.