Former City Councilman Sentenced To Home Confinement In Bell Corruption ScandalA former city councilman was sentenced Wednesday for his involvement in a massive public corruption case that nearly bankrupted the city of Bell, officials said.
Spaccia Sentenced To Nearly 12 Years In State Prison In Bell Corruption ScandalFormer Bell assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia Thursday was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $8 million in restitution.
Five Former Bell Officials Accept Plea Deal In Corruption CaseFive former Bell City Council members Wednesday agreed to accept a plea deal in the city's corruption scandal.
Ex-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo To Plead Guilty To Filing False Federal Tax ReturnRobert Rizzo, the former city administrator of the city of Bell, will plead guilty to federal income tax charges and faces a sentence of eight years in federal prison, according to a plea agreement filed Thursday in United States District Court.
Jury Finds Spaccia Guilty On 11 Counts In Bell Corruption TrialJurors have found Bell's former assistant chief administrative officer guilty of 11 counts of public corruption.
Foreperson: 1 Juror Frustrating Bell Corruption Trial DeliberationsJurors in the corruption trial of former Bell city official Angela Spaccia have complained that one juror is frustrating their deliberations.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Trial Of Ex-Bell Official Angela SpacciaA jury on Friday is expected to get the case of Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager from the tiny city of Bell, whose attorney said in closing arguments that her salary was "staggering" but not criminal.
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Closing Arguments Begin In Bell Corruption TrialA jury will hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of the former assistant manager of the corruption-riddled city of Bell.
Spaccia Testifies She Didn't Realize Bell Salaries Were InsaneA Bell city official on trial for corruption has testified she belatedly realized that officials' salaries in the small blue collar suburb had become insane.
Bell's Angela Spaccia Defends City Contract That Benefited Her SonThe former assistant city administrator for the city of Bell testified Tuesday it was her former boss who signed off all on all hiring and firing decisions, including contracting a company that paid her son.
Angela Spaccia Details Financial Actions In City Of BellAngela Spaccia, seeking to absolve herself of blame for the financial collapse of the city of Bell, testified for a second day Friday about manipulations by her boss, Robert Rizzo, as he built his own personal fiefdom in the small, blue-collar California town.
Spaccia Testifies Rizzo Gave Pay Raises As 'Incentive Not To Leave'Former Bell assistant manager Angela Spaccia, who is charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts, was expected to take the stand in her corruption trial Thursday.
Ex-Bell Police Chief Randy Adams Testifies He Never Questioned Legality Of $457K SalaryRandy Adams took the stand Wednesday and testified he never questioned the legality of the $457,000 salary he was offered to head the police department of the tiny city of Bell.
Opening Statements Begin In Corruption Trial For Bell's Former Assistant City ManagerUntil two weeks ago, Angela Spaccia was the secondary defendant in the Bell city corruption trial, a footnote to the activities of her boss, disgraced City Manager Robert Rizzo who was charged with robbing the small city blind to the tune of more nearly $6 million. Then the unthinkable happened.