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Prosecutors opt to retry five ex-Bell City Council members
Prosecutors opt to retry five ex-Bell City Council members

Former Bell City Councilman Luis Artiga is the only former official who will not be retried for corruption. Artiga, a pastor in Bell, was the only council member fully acquitted by a jury in March on charges of misappropriating public funds and overpaying himself for sitting on boards that rarely met. "Yes, I do regret being on the council," Artiga said in March after the verdict. "I went there to serve the community of Bell." FULL COVERAGE: Corruption in Bell Prosecutors said they will not appeal the jury's decision. Artiga's attorney, George Mgdesyan, said Artiga's defense was different from that of his former colleagues because he joined the...

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