Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo  (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Rizzo Back In Court; Witness Recounts Bell Pay Raises

Monday’s testimony from a former colleague could make chest pains a fond memory for Robert Rizzo.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2011

California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California's state budget . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bell Scandal Fails To Boost Public Pay Transparency

The state controller says the corruption scandal in the city of Bell has done little to spur local government agencies to disclose salary information.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/02/2011


Bell Mayor No-Show At City Council Meeting

The scandal-ridden city of Bell canceled a city council meeting Thursday night after two council members failed to appear, preventing the attendees from reaching quorum, according to the L.A. Times.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/27/2011

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Police: Ex-Bell Official OK’d Salary Abuses

Police leaders in scandal-plagued Bell say they have a memo proving ousted administrator Robert Rizzo gave a police commander a $10,000-a-month raise.


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Salary Scandal Forces Out Vernon City Attorney

The latest pay scandal comes from the least-populated incorporated city in Southern California, where some officials made over $1 million in annual salary.


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Nearly 200 LA County Workers Make Over $250K Salary

Some of the list’s biggest surprises include Sheriff Lee Baca, whose $325,664 salary wasn’t enough to crack the top 30 earners in the county.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/05/2010

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Safety Fears Delay LA County Highest-Salaries List

Do you make a good living working for Los Angeles County? Officials say your safety may be at risk if the public finds out how much you make.


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LA County Withholds List Of Highest-Paid Workers

A list of highest-paid Los Angeles County employees is being withheld because some workers are concerned about their safety if salaries are made public.



Lt. Governor Signs ‘Urgent’ Bell Tax Refund Bill

Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado signed a bill Monday ordering the return of nearly $3 million in property taxes the state says was illegally collected in the blue-collar suburb of Bell, where one in six people live in poverty.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2010

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Feds Probe Civil Rights Violations In Bell

Officials from the U.S. Justice Department say aggressive tactics were used against Hispanics to bolster city revenues so officials could keep their high salaries.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2010


Calif., L.A. Prosecutors Join Bell Salary Probes

California and Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining forces to investigate the enormous salaries earned by officials in Bell.