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Verdicts are delivered, but Bell residents are eager to move on
Verdicts are delivered, but Bell residents are eager to move on

When Los Angeles prosecutors filed charges against Bell officials in 2010, it inspired celebrations and rallies in the small working-class city. At the time, anger over the allegations of widespread corruption burned hot. Many also were embarrassed Bell had become, literally, the answer to a "Jeopardy" question on public graft. On Wednesday, when five former City Council members were convicted of misappropriating public funds, the reaction throughout Bell was mixed. PHOTOS: Bell trial verdicts For some, the verdict brought relief that all but one ex-politician on trial had been found guilty of something. Others were angry that the jury deadlocked on so many counts and found...

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