A recently retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who once ordered an attorney to leave the courtroom and go across the street to a law library to research an issue has been publicly admonished by a state panel for the second time in his career.
Months after it unsuccessfully sought to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information gleaned from officers' personnel files, a union representing Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has been ordered to pay the newspaper more than $41,000 in legal fees.
L.A. County judge also orders the former Bell administrator to pay the city nearly $9 million in restitution.
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.
Sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution in connection with a massive public corruption scandal, former Bell administrator Robert Rizzo walked to his car Wednesday a defeated man.
Robert Rizzo, the city administrator who oversaw an era of corruption and graft in one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in state prison.
At the L.A. Times Festival of Books, Kogi food truck owner Roy Choi talks about his new book, an ode to the city he's thrived in.
Angela Spaccia is the first ex-Bell official to be sentenced in the municipal corruption case. She also must pay the city $8 million.