Calif. City Execs Plead Not Guilty To New Fraud Charges

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- Two embattled former leaders of Bell, Calif., reportedly pled not guilty Thursday to a host of new charges stemming from secret lucrative retirement accounts they allegedly set up for themselves.

The not guilty pleas from former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo and his assistant Angela Spaccia, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, followed an eight-count indictment unsealed against the officials on Wednesday in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

According to the eight-count indictment, Rizzo and Spaccia set up...
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