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Former Bell City Manager Being Treated For Chest Pains, Hearing Postponed

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Robert Rizzo (credit: CBS)

Robert Rizzo (credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was taken away from the criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon.

Rizzo complained of chess pains during his preliminary hearing’s lunch break. He was later treated in an ambulance by paramedics then taken to a local hospital.

Prosecutors say Rizzo masterminded a scheme to gain more than $5.5 million from Bell and falsified documents to hide his enormous pay. He has pleaded not guilty.

The preliminary hearing will resume on Monday morning.

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