The city of Bell is still having a tough time getting back on track almost a year after the salary scandal involving Robert Rizzo and seven others erupted.
A former public official accused of orchestrating a scam that nearly bankrupt the Southern California city of Bell set up a secret retirement fund containing $4.5 million.
The Los Angeles working-class suburb of Bell has sworn in a brand-new City Council.
The Orange County Transit Authority won’t rehire its auditor after the company failed to spot problems in the city of Bell, where ex-top officials have been charged with corruption for awarding themselves massive salaries.
Nine months ago, residents of this hardscrabble suburb on the edge of Los Angeles were united with one common battle cry: “Throw the bums out!”
A preliminary hearing is scheduled to resume Monday for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo and former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia, who are charged with misappropriation of public funds.
A judge ruled Monday that the city of Bell does not have to pay Mayor Oscar Hernandez an interim award of attorneys’ fees as he defends himself against fraud charges.
The fiscal woes brought on by scandals and sky-high salaries are continuing in Bell as a new audit says the Los Angeles-area city may soon have trouble even providing basic services for its residents.
A report reveals the scandal-ravaged city of Bell is teetering on the brink of insolvency and drastic cuts in city services likely will be necessary to repair its finances.
An auditing firm will undergo a review over its failure to flag fraud and mismanagement in the Southern California city of Bell.
A judge has rejected a request by the state attorney general’s office for the appointment of a monitor to control finances in scandal-plagued Bell.
A state audit says the ex-city manager of a scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb illegally handed at least $710,000 in government money to companies without contracts or City Council approval.
Police had to clear the first Bell City Council meeting attended by Mayor Oscar Hernandez and Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo since they were arrested in the city’s salary scandal.
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo has lost another job – he’s no longer licensed to race horses. Rizzo’s horse-racing owner’s license was suspended Sunday by the Hollywood Park board of Stewards.
Eight current and former officials have pleaded not guilty to looting millions of dollars from California’s modest blue-collar city of Bell.