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Salary scandal

City Hall in Bell, California. (CBS)

Report: Bell Police Chief Eyed Tax-Free Pension

The one-time police chief in the corruption-plagued city of Bell declared himself disabled when he took the job last year in a move that could someday earn him a tax-free state pension worth millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–09/23/2010

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

Prosecutors Say Corruption Ran Deep In Bell

Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a corruption case prosecutors said was so ingrained in the blue-collar suburb that almost anyone who could have blown the whistle was benefiting from it.

CBS San Francisco–09/22/2010

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/21/2010