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Several documents point to questionable action in Bell
Several documents point to questionable action in Bell

The potential lawbreaking in Bell, or the just plain strange ways of doing business there, were on full display Friday in the corruption trial of the city's former assistant city manager. The day began dramatically when prosecutors revealed documents showing that after the City Council passed a resolution in 2006, it was altered to support then-Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo's contention that it gave him greater power. The revelation came during the second day of the prosecutor's cross-examination of Angela Spaccia, Bell's former second in command. Spaccia testified that the city charter and council resolutions gave Rizzo authority to approve contracts...

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