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Salary Scandal

A Year Later, How Does City Of Bell Fare?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.
Report: Rizzo Set Up Secret $4.5M Retirement FundA 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.
Bell Welcomes New City CouncilThe Los Angeles working-class suburb of Bell has sworn in a brand-new City Council.
OC Transit Authority Rejects Deal With Bell AuditorsThe 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.
Unity That Aided Bell Recall Frays Amid RivalriesNine months ago, residents of this hardscrabble suburb on the edge of Los Angeles were united with one common battle cry: "Throw the bums out!"
Preliminary Hearing Set To Resume For Ex-Bell City Manager Robert RizzoA 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.
Bell Doesn't Have To Pay Mayor's Attorney's Fees To Defend Fraud ChargesA 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.
City Of Bell On Course For Debt Of $2.2 MillionThe 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.
Report: City Of Bell On Brink Of InsolvencyA 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.
Auditor Who Missed Bell Scandals To Undergo ReviewAn auditing firm will undergo a review over its failure to flag fraud and mismanagement in the Southern California city of Bell.
Judge Rejects Monitor For Scandal-Plagued BellA 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.
Audit: Bell Illegally Spent $710,000 On CompaniesA 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.