California sued Robert Rizzo , the ousted city manager of Bell who was paid almost $800,000 a year, and seven current and former officials, seeking the return of “excess salaries” and reductions in pension payouts.
Six former Bell, California, city council members used their part-time jobs to loot public funds while leaving the blue-collar, Latino suburb of Los Angeles in financial distress, a prosecutor said at the start of a criminal trial.
Maywood’s City Council will discuss whether to cancel contracts to manage municipal services that it entered into with neighboring Bell in light of the pay scandal in that California municipality, Councilman Felipe Aguirre said.
Two of the eight former and current Bell , California, officials facing accusations of misappropriating public funds rejected plea deals they were offered after contacting the Los Angeles County District Attorney, a prosecutor said.
Jurors deciding the case of six former officials of Bell, California, charged with looting public funds begin their fourth week without a verdict as deliberations drag on as long as the one-month trial.
At least eight officials of Bell, California, were arrested including Robert Rizzo , the former city manager who was paid almost $800,000 a year, the Los Angeles Times reported , citing an unidentified person familiar with the situation.
Six former officials of Bell, California, will have their fate decided by a jury as a trial comes to an end over allegations they looted public funds from the Latino, blue-collar suburb of Los Angeles.
Voters in Bell , California , where eight current and former officials face charges related to their outsized pay, go to the polls today to finish what began as a citizens campaign to oust incumbents and turned into a struggle between unions and an out-of-town donor.