Ex-City Offical Still Can't Pay Reduced Bail: Atty

Law360, New York (February 18, 2011, 6:23 PM EST) -- A California judge has reduced bail for a former Los Angeles suburb official who has been incarcerated since his Sept. 21 arrest for his role in an alleged $5.5 million misappropriation scheme prosecutors say wasted public funds and misled taxpayers.

Judge Henry J. Hall cut Vincent Bello's bail from $190,000 to $100,000 in the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County, on Friday but denied Bello's bid for release on his own recognizance, Bello's attorney, Leo J. Moriarty, confirmed Friday.

The judge also...
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