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.
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.
Report: Ex-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo To Keep Retirement Account, Pension FundRobert Rizzo, the former city manager for Bell, will likely have plenty of money when he gets out of jail, according to a published report.
Bell Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Female PatientPolice Monday were seeking the public's help in identifying additional victims of a doctor accused of molesting a female patient.
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.
Jury Selected In Corruption Trial Of Former Bell Assistant City ManagerA jury of seven women and five men has been chosen to judge the former assistant city manager of Bell on corruption charges.
Jury Selection Begins In Spaccia Corruption CaseJury selection began Monday for a former city of Bell official accused of helping bilk taxpayers out to millions of dollars.
Ex-Rizzo Assistant Set To Face Corruption Charges In Bell ScandalA former city of Bell official accused of helping to bilk taxpayers out of roughly $5.5 million was in court Friday for a pretrial hearing.
Judge Blocks Request To Move Corruption Trial Out Of LA CountyA judge Wednesday rejected a request from the attorney for former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo to move his trial on corruption charges out of Los Angeles County.
Pending Retrial, Judge Refuses To Set Sentencing Date For Convicted Bell City OfficialsA Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused to set a sentencing date Monday for five former elected officials in Bell, who were convicted of bilking the town of about 35,000 people.
Retrial In Bell Corruption Case Unlikely Until Early 2014An effort to retry former officials of the city of Bell on misappropriation charges moved forward Wednesday.
Audit Finds Bell Faces 'Fiscal Crisis' After Corruption Scandal An audit reveals that the city of Bell is still reeling financially three years after it was discovered the working-class suburb's municipal leaders had looted millions of dollars from its treasury.
Prosecutors Want Retrial In Bell Corruption CaseLos Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.
Hearing Postponed For 5 Former Bell Corruption DefendantsProsecutors will now announce on May 29 whether they plant to retry them for corruption charges on which jurors could not reach verdicts.