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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.


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.


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.