A former city councilman was sentenced Wednesday for his involvement in a massive public corruption case that nearly bankrupted the city of Bell, officials said.
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.
Jurors have convicted five of the six defendants in the Bell corruption trial, but remain deadlocked on 10 charges.
Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.
The defense attorney for former mayor Oscar Hernandez was too uneducated to know whether his six-figure salary was illegal.
Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the trial of six City of Bell officials charged with corruption.
Testimony began Friday morning in the fraud trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.
Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.
A judge on Tuesday dismissed one of the two felony charges against a pair of former top-ranking officials in the city of Bell.
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A judge refused Thursday to dismiss a corruption case against five former Bell City Council members charged with misappropriating funds to overpay themselves.
A judge on Tuesday agreed to hear arguments from attorneys about dismissing criminal charges against former officials from the city of Bell.
The infamous “Bell 8″ are back in court on public corruption charges in the hopes of setting a date to convince a judge to drop the case against them.
A case against former Bell officials alleging waste of public funds has been thrown out in a ruling.