Ex-City Manager In Calif. Wants Fraud Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The former city manager of a Los Angeles suburb is seeking to toss a civil suit brought by the California attorney general that accuses him of earning a bloated salary of nearly $800,000 while he and other officials wasted public funds and misled taxpayers.

In a demurrer filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Robert Rizzo, who stepped down as the city manager of Bell, Calif., in July and is facing parallel criminal charges, contended that no suit for money or damages could be legally...
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