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.
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo was in federal custody at a Santa Barbara County penitentiary to begin serving two consecutive prison sentences, authorities said Monday.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo Friday was expected to surrender to the U.S. Marshals Office in downtown Los Angeles.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for tax evasion.
Former Bell assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia Thursday was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $8 million in restitution.
Five former Bell City Council members Wednesday agreed to accept a plea deal in the city’s corruption scandal.
The sentencing for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo Wednesday was postponed until April 16.
Disgraced former Bell city manger Robert Rizzo Monday pleaded guilty to charges that he filed a false federal income-tax return.
Former Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo appeared before a judge Monday for an initial federal court appearance.
Robert Rizzo, the former city administrator of the city of Bell, will plead guilty to federal income tax charges and faces a sentence of eight years in federal prison, according to a plea agreement filed Thursday in United States District Court.
Jurors have found Bell’s former assistant chief administrative officer guilty of 11 counts of public corruption.
A jury on Friday is expected to get the case of Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager from the tiny city of Bell, whose attorney said in closing arguments that her salary was “staggering” but not criminal.
A jury will hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of the former assistant manager of the corruption-riddled city of Bell.