On Wednesday, Robert Rizzo, the corrupt former city manager of Bell, California, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $8.8 million in restitution. Earlier in the week, Rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for tax evasion.
Remember Bell, California? It is the most corrupt little town in America, a poor city where eight elected officials were arrested for paying themselves tremendous salaries and robbing the taxpayers blind. You may be glad to hear that the former big bossman is about to go to jail.
Hamilton Nolan · 03/21/13 08:20AM
Five former officials in Bell, California, America's most corrupt little city, were convicted of felonies yesterday.
In Bell, California, America's Most Corrupt Little Town, the police department's role was to 1) Help the "disabled" distance-runner police chief as he took all of the city's money; and 2) To find new ways to steal from the poor.
Robert Rizzo was making $800,000 a year as city manager of Bell, California, before being arrested for making $800,000 a year as city manager of Bell, California. Now, he's a volunteer parking lot attendant. (And still unattractive.) [LAT]
Bell, California is not just the Most Corrupt Town in America; it's also one of the poorest towns in L.A. County. Which makes it all the more fucked up that officials were extorting regular working people with bogus "code violations."
In Bell, California—America's Most Corrupt Little Town—the corruption revelations never cease, ever! Today: the City of Bell operated a protection racket on city businesses, stealing money at will. Nice work, guys.
The gang of eight treasury-draining officials in Bell, California went to court and pleaded not guilty yesterday. All of them, not guilty! Even the city manager earning $800K, and the "disabled" running police chief. We were all wrong about them.
What's the latest in Bell, California, America's Most Corrupt Town? The eight Bell officials arrested for looting the city's coffers are due in court today. An audit found they were greedier than expected. And they're being chased by a clown!
In Bell, California, America's most corrupt town, the farcical stories of civic corruption don't stop just because most of the elected officials there were arrestedl. There's so much more to learn about! Like the "disabled" police chief's exercise habit.
Is there any more news of shocking corruption today out of Bell, California, America's most corrupt town? But of course! Today: the police chief was even more corrupt than previously known. As was the city manager, a thief!
Bell, California: little town, big problems. Eight city officials were arrested there yesterday, including city council members, the city manager, and the mayor, whose door was battered down by the police. The worst part? It wasn't a surprise.