LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.READ MORE: Exclusive Video: Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, Of Huntington Beach Arrested Thursday In Connection To Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot
Bello had been jailed since Sept. 21. A judge last month reduced his bail from $190,000 to $100,000.
Attorney Leo J. Moriarty says that allowed Bello’s son-in-law to obtain bail on more favorable terms.READ MORE: DUI Suspect Arrested In Deadly Traffic Collision That Killed 2 People On 110 Freeway In South LA Sunday
Bello is one of eight current and former Bell officials accused of looting the LA suburb out of $5.5 million by getting enormous salaries.
On Tuesday, voters recalled four City Council members and refused to re-elect the fifth.
Bello is scheduled for arraignment on March 18. His lawyer says Bello will waive his right to a speedy trial so he can spend more time preparing his defense.MORE NEWS: LAPD Report On Echo Park Protest Says Better System For Tracking Projectiles And Dealing With Independent Journalists Needed
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