The attorney general’s office files a lawsuit aimed at limiting officials’ pensions, forcing them to refund hundreds of thousands of dollars in back salaries and ousting three City Council members.
Attorney General Jerry Brown holds a press conference in Los Angeles to announce that he is filing suit against eight top officials in the City of Bell. It is the first legal action related to the city’s salary scandal. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / September 15, 2010)
By Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
September 16, 2010
State prosecutors accused Bell leaders of secretly plotting to enrich themselves and conceal their lucrative compensation, filing a suit Wednesday aimed at limiting the officials’ pensions, forcing them to refund hundreds of thousands of dollars in back salaries and removing three City Council members from office.
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