Before there was the financial meltdown of Detroit, of Stockton or of San Bernardino, there was the near death-spiral of Bell, Calif. -- a victim of a corruption scandal in which city officials paid themselves such outrageous salaries that the city almost went broke. Now, with the sentencing this
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Taxpayer outrage one answer police in Bell, California fanned out today arresting the mayor. And seven other city officials charged with bilking struggling taxpayers salaries in the stratosphere. It started with anger and now criminal charges here's my contract. Marcus crowd gathered outside City
Los Angeles prosecutors filed charges today against eight leaders the Bell, Calif., city government , whose outsized salaries created a scandal that prompted national outrage. In a police sweep this morning, former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, whose exorbitant salary sparked the furor that led
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The people of Bell, Calif. , in southern Los Angeles County, are reeling at recent allegations of city official corruption. While 17 percent of the suburb's 40,000 residents are living under the poverty line, former City Manager Robert Rizzo was making nearly $800,000 a year while on city payroll.
Well into the evening hours there was still want to be done. Bell's City Hall but this kind of after hours activity has touched off another wave of suspicion among angry bell residents At a news conference earlier today interim city manager at a patio tried to explain the situation. Despite several
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Robert Rizzo could attend this evening's closed-door meeting of the Bell City Council and be fired -- and he'd still be lucky. Rizzo, city manager of Bell, California, a city 14 miles south of Los Angeles with fewer than 40,000 people, is the highest paid municipal employee in California. At more