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Eight Bell leaders arrested on charges of misappropriating $5.5 million

Sep 22, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley calls case 'corruption on steroids.' Among those arrested are ex-City Manager Robert Rizzo, ex-Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia and Mayor Oscar Hernandez.

Eight current and former Bell city leaders were arrested Tuesday on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million from the small, working-class community as prosecutors accused them of treating the city's coffers as their personal piggy bank.

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