3 counts dismissed in Bell corruption case

KABC/Associated Press | February 28, 2012

BELL, Calif.  — A judge has dismissed three of the felony charges against a former mayor and a former councilman in the scandal-plagued city of Bell.

The judge dismissed one count of misappropriation of funds against ex-Mayor Oscar Hernandez, and two counts of the same against former Councilman Luis Artiga.

However, both men are still facing similar charges in a separate case.

The judge denied a motion to dismiss charges against Robert Rizzo, the former city manager accused of masterminding the scheme to loot millions from the city.

Rizzo “virtually ran this loan program unilaterally” and doled out more than 40 loans worth nearly $2 million between 2001 and 2010, Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy wrote in her Feb. 9 ruling.

“This is a textbook case of conflict of interest,” Kennedy said.

Source article: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8562340

Posted by on Feb 28 2012. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

*

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • Home
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CHIEF BRATTON, AND LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCE MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON L.A. STREET GANGS
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • Bibliography on street gangs for the gang researcher
  • Cal State Long Beach T-Shirt from “Oldest Bloods” Series
  • Four Pacc Crips car alliance (42, 43 & 48)
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • Contact information streetgangs.com
  • Resources
  • Contact