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.
A Bell city official on trial for corruption has testified she belatedly realized that officials’ salaries in the small blue collar suburb had become insane.
The former assistant city administrator for the city of Bell testified Tuesday it was her former boss who signed off all on all hiring and firing decisions, including contracting a company that paid her son.
Angela Spaccia, seeking to absolve herself of blame for the financial collapse of the city of Bell, testified for a second day Friday about manipulations by her boss, Robert Rizzo, as he built his own personal fiefdom in the small, blue-collar California town.