Salary scandal

Report: Bell Police Chief Eyed Tax-Free PensionThe 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.
Prosecutors Say Corruption Ran Deep In BellEight 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.
Eight Arrested In Bell High Salaries ScandalThe 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.
Eight Arrested in Bell Salary ScandalAn 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.