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Bell trial: Document altered to give Rizzo even more power, D.A. says
Bell trial: Document altered to give Rizzo even more power, D.A. says

In a dramatic moment in the Bell corruption trial Friday, prosecutors revealed documents showing that after the City Council passed a resolution in 2006, it was altered so that then-Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo would hold even greater power. The revelation occurred when Bell's former second in command, Angela Spaccia, was testifying about sections of the city charter and council resolutions she says gave Rizzo the authority to negotiate employment contracts without receiving council approval. Rizzo's and Spaccia's contracts, which gave them extraordinary salaries, were never approved by the council. Spaccia is being tried on 13 corruption-related charges....

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