LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for tax evasion.
Rizzo, 60, pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges and filing a false tax return in January.READ MORE: Cessna Citation 680 Makes Emergency Landing At Riverside Airport After Windshield Breaks
He must also pay nearly $256,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
Rizzo also faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday for his role in the Bell scandal after pleading no contest in state court to 69 counts of corruption in October.READ MORE: Chargers To Open Season Against Washington; Face Cowboys In Home Opener
The judge ruled that he must serve his sentence for tax evasion separately from his time in the corruption case.
Last week, Rizzo’s administrative assistant, Angela Spaccia, was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for her role in the scandal, which inflated the salaries of city administrators.
The scandal drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy, costing Bell taxpayers $15 million.MORE NEWS: Federal Officials Now Investigating Deadly Tesla-Involved Crash On May 5 In Fontana
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