Robert Rizzo

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.


Robert Rizzo (credit: CBS)

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

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was taken away from the criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon.


Mugshot of Robert Rizzo, former city manager of Bell, Calif.

Bell Officials Ordered To Stand Trial

Six current and former officials charged with ripping off millions of dollars from the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb of Bell were ordered Wednesday to stand trial on fraud charges.