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Bell 8 see hope in Supreme Court ruling

Aug 4, 2011 2:16:36 AM- latimes.com
Former Bell officials accused of looting the city's treasury may use as a defense a ruling that prosecutors in public corruption cases have to prove that defendants know they are breaking the law or are criminally negligent in not knowing.

Defense attorneys for the former Bell leaders accused of looting the city's treasury said their clients scored a victory this week in a state Supreme Court ruling involving a Northern California official accused of misappropriating public funds.

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