Former Calif. City Official Convicted In Corruption Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (December 9, 2013, 10:58 PM EST) -- The former assistant city manager of Bell, Calif., was convicted late Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court on 11 of 13 charges of corruption in a scandal that nearly bankrupted the city and took down its highest officials.

The jury convicted Angela Spaccia, the city’s one-time second-in-command, of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest and secretion of the public record in a scheme that created a retirement fund that would only pay out to a few high-ranking officials and paid Spaccia exorbitant...
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