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.
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.
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.
Ex-Bell City Manager Rizzo Pleads No Contest To Corruption ChargesRobert Rizzo, the former city manager and accused mastermind behind a wide-ranging corruption scandal in the city of Bell, pleaded no contest Thursday to all 69 charges brought against him, officials announced.
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.
Judge Dismisses Juror For Misconduct In Bell Corruption Trial The judge presiding over the Bell corruption case kicked a juror off the panel Thursday, citing misconduct, KNX 1070 reported.
Judge Denies Juror's Request To Be Removed From Bell TrialA female juror was refused a request Tuesday to be removed from the panel on the second day of deliberations in the Bell corruption trial.
Jury Deliberations Begin In City Of Bell Corruption CaseJurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.