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D.A. offers ex-Bell council members 4 years maximum for guilty pleas
D.A. offers ex-Bell council members 4 years maximum for guilty pleas

  Prosecutors have offered five former Bell City Council members a sentencing deal if they agree to plead guilty to corruption charges, according to a source familiar with the case. In exchange for their guilty pleas -- which would avoid a second trial -- prosecutors would agree to a maximum prison sentence of four years, sources said. With time off for good behavior, four years behind bars really means two years. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy could also sentence the defendants to a sentence as lenient as probation. FULL COVERAGE: Crisis in Bell George Cole, George Mirabal, Teresa Jacobo, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello were convicted last year of several counts of...

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