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  • Ex-city official in California sentenced to one year in jail in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former elected official from the scandal-plagued California city of Bell was sentenced on Friday to one year in jail for inflating his salary by sitting on bogus boards, prosecutors said.
  • D.A. offers ex-Bell council members 4 years maximum for guilty pleas

    D.A. offers ex-Bell council members 4 years maximum for guilty pleas
      Prosecutors have offered five former Bell City Council members a sentencing deal if they agree to plead guilty to corruption charges, according to a source familiar with the case. In exchange for their guilty pleas -- which would avoid a second...

    Ex-Bell council members balk at deal, hearing delayed

    Ex-Bell council members balk at deal, hearing delayed
    Lawyers for five former Bell City Council members asked for more time Friday to consider whether to accept a deal in which their clients would get maximum four-year prison sentences in exchange for pleading guilty to corruption charges. All five must...

    Former Bell leaders request more time to consider plea deal

    Former Bell leaders request more time to consider plea deal
    Lawyers for five former Bell City Council members asked for more time Friday to consider whether to accept a deal in which their clients would get no more than four years in prison in exchange for pleading no contest to criminal negligence. George Cole,...

    Commentary: I see shades of Bell in Costa Mesa

    There are patterns of behavior and events associated with problematic city charters. Considering Costa Mesa's revived city charter efforts, it is important to recognize when these patterns are being repeated so that past mistakes can be avoided. These...