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Former Bell city official Angela Spaccio at her corruption trial. (Getty Images)

Defense: Bell Official Overpaid, But Not Criminal

Former Bell city official was overpaid but not a criminal, her lawyer said in closing arguments in her corruption trial.

11/22/2013

Bell assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia testified she only heard about the huge city salaries through an article. (SEIB/AFP/Getty Images)

City Corruption Defendant Says Bell Salaries Were ‘Insane’

A Bell city official on trial for corruption told a jury that a newspaper story alerted her to the “insane” salaries of some officials in the small, blue collar suburb.

11/13/2013

On the stand, Angela Spaccia (second from front) acknowledged she was grossly overpaid as Bell's Assistant City Administrator (IRFAN KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Bell Official Testifies At Corruption Trial

A sometimes tearful former official of the scandal-ridden Bell took the stand in her own defense at a corruption trial, acknowledging she was being paid too much when her salary ballooned past $340,000 a year.

11/08/2013