Clerk says she was ordered to fudge papers

BELL, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- Bell, Calif., City Clerk Rebecca Valdez says former city manager Robert Rizzo ordered her to doctor his employee contracts.

Judge won't step down in corruption case

BELL, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A California judge Tuesday refused to recuse himself from a second set of hearings in the Bell corruption trial.

Bell city clerk tells of false documents

BELL, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The city clerk of Bell, Calif., said former City Administrator Robert Rizzo ordered her to falsify documents relating to city officials' salaries.

Bell clerk ordered to give false data

BELL, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The city clerk for Bell, Calif., testified Thursday the city administrator told her to give the public false information that hid city officials' high salaries.

Ousted official bounced from unpaid job

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- An official ousted from his job in Bell, Calif., in a scandal has lost a volunteer job at a surfing museum, where a docent said he "won't be coming back ever."

Fired Bell city manager wants more money

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Robert Rizzo, who resigned as city manager of Bell, Calif., after his huge salary was revealed, may be due more money, his lawyer says.

Calif. city manager makes $2M bail

BELL, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Robert Rizzo, the former Bell, Calif., city manager charged with 53 corruption counts, was released from jail, a Los Angeles County judge ordered.

Audit: Bell tax hike paid city hall raises

BELL, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- An audit released Wednesday says officials in the California city of Bell raised taxes and fees to finance more than $1 million in raises they gave themselves.
Brown sues over alleged pay excesses

Brown sues over alleged pay excesses

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown demanded Wednesday local officials in the city of Bell return thousands of dollars in allegedly excessive pay.

Probe of Bell, Calif., officials widens

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Los Angeles County prosecutors say they are looking into alleged voter fraud and conflicts of interest in Bell, Calif., embroiled in a City Hall pay scandal.

Mayor sorry for high pay, to work for free

BELL, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- The mayor of Bell, Calif., Monday apologized to residents for the salaries city officials are paid and said he will accept no pay for the remainder of his term.

Officials step down in Calif. pay scandal

BELL, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- Three top administrators in one of Los Angeles County's poorest municipalities have agreed to give up their hefty salaries and resign, officials said.
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