Misappropriation Of Public Funds
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.
Prosecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.
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.
Six former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell go on trial this week in a massive corruption case that nearly bankrupted the Los Angeles suburb.
The city of Bell filed a countersuit Tuesday against former Police Chief Randy Adams for allegedly working without a proper employment contract and being paid an exorbitant salary.
A former Beverly Hills school superintendent has been convicted of giving a former female employee more than $20,000 in gifts and increasing her car allowance without board approval.
A judge Thursday rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges against six former Bell city leaders charged with misappropriation of public funds.
A former Ventura College basketball coach convicted of misappropriation of public funds has been ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution.