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Times receives George Polk Award for coverage of Bell scandal

Feb 22, 2011 12:42:41 AM- latimes.com
The newspaper's stories, which won for local reporting, led to criminal charges against eight current and former city officials and sparked legislative reform efforts aimed at public pay and pension abuses.

The Los Angeles Times has won a George Polk Award, one of journalism's top honors, for exposing officials' exorbitant salaries and financial misdeeds in the small working-class town of Bell.

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