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City of Bell Public Corruption Scandal

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  • Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million

    SACRAMENTO — A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller said Tuesday.
  • City of Bell's second chance

     City of Bell's second chance
    Since the Bell corruption scandal broke four years ago, the tiny town has transformed itself from one of the most closed to one of the most transparent cities in the nation. Evidence of the turnaround can be found on the city's website, where...

    Final Bell council member sentenced

    The four-year corruption case that pushed the tiny town of Bell into the national spotlight and spurred the state to scrutinize the size of all public salaries drew to a close Friday in a largely empty Los Angeles courtroom where a final defendant met his...

    Ex-Bell mayor's store is vandalized with graffiti after sentencing

    Ex-Bell mayor's store is vandalized with graffiti after sentencing
    A day after former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez was sentenced to a year in county jail for his role in a public corruption case that nearly left the town bankrupt, the mugshot of Robert Rizzo -- the man at the heart of the scandal -- was tagged on the walls...

    Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail

    Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail
    The final defendant in the Bell corruption case was sentenced Friday to a year in Los Angeles County jail, bringing to an end a criminal case that became a national symbol of municipal greed. Victor Bello, a onetime phone jack installer who earned...