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Former Bell council member Victor Bello (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Ex-Councilman Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail For Bell Corruption Scandal

A former Bell councilman was sentenced Friday for his involvement in one of the largest public corruptions cases in county history, authorities said.

CBS Los Angeles–08/01/2014

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Former City Councilman Sentenced To Home Confinement In Bell Corruption Scandal

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.

CBS Los Angeles–07/23/2014

Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, were found guilty last year of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities. (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Five Former Bell Officials Accept Plea Deal In Corruption Case

Five former Bell City Council members Wednesday agreed to accept a plea deal in the city’s corruption scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, were found guilty last year of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities. (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Want Retrial In Bell Corruption Case

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2013

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Hearing Postponed For 5 Former Bell Corruption Defendants

Prosecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2013

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Jurors To Resume Deliberations Monday In Bell Corruption Trial

Jurors in the city of Bell corruption trial have gone home for the weekend after concluding deliberations for the day.

03/01/2013

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Jury Deliberations Begin In City Of Bell Corruption Case

Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/22/2013

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Closing Arguments Begin In Bell Corruption Trial

Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the trial of six City of Bell officials charged with corruption.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2013

Eight current and former Bell city officials were arrested Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

Testimony Begins In Bell Fraud Trial

Testimony began Friday morning in the fraud trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/25/2013

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Fraud Trial Of Former Bell Mayor And 5 Ex-Council Members Begins

Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2013

Former Bell council member Victor Bello (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Assigns Public Defender For Bello Ahead Of ‘Bell 8′ Hearing

The former mayor of the city of Bell has a new lawyer to defend him at an upcoming hearing on corruption charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/16/2012

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Bell City Councilman Breaks Silence, Blames Rizzo For Corruption

Nearly a year and a half after the “Bell 8″ were arrested for alleged excessive salaries and corruption, one official has become the first city council member of the group to speak publicly on the charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/06/2012

Former Bell council member Victor Bello (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Case Against Ex-Bell Official Delayed After Lawyer Quits

A judge has given Victor Bello a little more time to apply for a public defender after a series of legal setbacks.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/02/2012

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Judge Rules Bell City Council Corruption Case Will Go Forward

A judge refused Thursday to dismiss a corruption case against five former Bell City Council members charged with misappropriating funds to overpay themselves.

12/01/2011

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Last Of ‘Bell 8′ Released From Jail

The last figure jailed in the Bell corruption case has been freed. Victor Bello’s attorney says the former mayor was released from Los Angeles County jail shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

03/09/2011

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