Eight people were arrested in connection to the pay scandal in the city of Bell, in Los Angeles County. (CBS)

Eight Arrested In Bell High Salaries Scandal

The mayor and former city manager of Bell were led away in handcuffs Tuesday, charged with six other officials with taking more than $5.5 million from the working-class suburb in a scandal that triggered nationwide outrage and calls for more transparency in government.

CBS San Francisco–09/21/2010

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Eight Arrested in Bell Salary Scandal

An ex-city manager and mayor were among eight people arrested on Tuesday in a corruption investigation in the scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb of Bell.


Brown to Investigate Outrageous Salaries in CA Town

California’s attorney general says he’s subpoenaed hundreds of records from a Los Angeles suburb he’s investigating for sky-high salaries earned by its leaders.


Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Pension Reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS) _ The controversy over the Southern California city of Bell’s highly-paid city officials has brought the bigger issue of out of control government spending to the forefront.