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Misappropriation Of Public Funds

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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Hearing Postponed For 5 Former Bell Corruption Defendants

Prosecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2013

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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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Corruption Case To Begin For 6 Former Officials Of Bell

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.

01/13/2013

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City Of Bell Sues Former Police Chief For Working Without Valid Contract

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2012

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Former Beverly Hills Superintendent Convicted Of Misappropriation Of Public Funds

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.

01/23/2012

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Judge Rejects Defense Effort To Dismiss Charges For Six Defendants In Bell Corruption Case

A judge Thursday rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges against six former Bell city leaders charged with misappropriation of public funds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/01/2011

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Ex-Ventura College Basketball Coach To Pay Restitution

A former Ventura College basketball coach convicted of misappropriation of public funds has been ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution.

09/03/2011