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Former City of Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Mayor Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail For Bell Corruption Scandal

The former mayor of Bell was sentenced Thursday for his involvement in a massive public corruption scandal that nearly bankrupted the city of Bell, officials said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/31/2014

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Former City Councilman Sentenced To Home Confinement In Bell Corruption Scandal

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.

CBS Los Angeles–07/23/2014

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

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

5 Of 6 Defendants Found Guilty In Bell Corruption Trial

Jurors have convicted five of the six defendants in the Bell corruption trial, but remain deadlocked on 10 charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2013

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

Former City of Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorney Claims Ex-Bell Mayor Too Uneducated To Note High Salaries

The defense attorney for former mayor Oscar Hernandez was too uneducated to know whether his six-figure salary was illegal.

02/21/2013

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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

Musicians Oscar Hernandez and Marco Bermudez accept the Best Tropical Latin Album award 2011 Grammy Awards. (Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

2011 Arts & Culture Rewind: LA’s Best People, Places And Events

From the raw and spicy beats of the tropics to the precise and inspirational sounds of classical compositions, 2011 was music to LA residents’ ears.

12/26/2011

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Judge Rules Bell City Council Corruption Case Will Go Forward

A judge refused Thursday to dismiss a corruption case against five former Bell City Council members charged with misappropriating funds to overpay themselves.

12/01/2011

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Judge Sets Hearings For Ex-Bell Officials In Bid To Drop Charges

A judge on Tuesday agreed to hear arguments from attorneys about dismissing criminal charges against former officials from the city of Bell.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/29/2011

Former Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez  (credit: AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Mayor’s Attorney ‘Very Confident’ Bell Corruption Case Will Be Dropped

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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/08/2011

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