Many of the former leaders of the city of Bell were back in court Tuesday, demanding that the corruption charges against them be dropped or dismissed.
They are also asking why the former police chief of the city, Randy Adams, is not facing charges as well.
Former City Manager Robert Rizzo -- who has been described as the mastermind of the plan to loot small city -- was among those in court Tuesday.
Photo: Former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez, left, with former councilmembers George Mirabal, Victor Bello, and Teresa Jacobo in court last year. A judge rejected their motion to dismiss the charges against them. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / November 16, 2011