Six of Bell’s current and former city officials were ordered to stand trial Wednesday on charges of misappropriating public funds.
The six current and former officials facing charges of looting the working-class suburb of Bell were actually highly paid puppets of the Los Angeles suburb’s disgraced city manager, according to the testimony of the lone member of the city council not facing criminal charges.
Eight current and former Bell city officials are due in court Monday for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require them to stand trial on charges that they misappropriated public funds.
Three present and former Bell city leaders facing public corruption charges want the cash-strapped city to pay their legal bills.
A Bell City Council meeting ended abruptly Monday after city leaders were called “shameless thugs” by a spectator.
The crowd outside Bell City Hall erupted in cheers when the City Council for the scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb voted to hold a recall election, although many were not happy that they couldn’t watch the historic moment in person.
The city council of a scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb will meet to schedule a recall election in which angry residents could vote them out of office.
Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez has been released from jail after spending nearly a week behind bars following his arrest on corruption charges.
A judge Wednesday postponed the arraignment of eight current and former Bell city officials charged with misappropriating public funds until Oct. 21.