City officials accused of misappropriating $5.5 million in Calif.
BELL, Calif. (WKOW) -- The mayor, the ex-city manager and six current and former officials of the blue-collar suburb of Bell, California are expected to head from jail to court a day after residents of the modest city near Los Angeles celebrated their arrest.
The eight are scheduled to be arraigned in court Wednesday on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million in public funds. Former City Manager Robert Rizzo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez and the others were rounded up during Tuesday morning raids on their homes. Residents across the city honked their car horns, burst into cheers and staged impromptu celebrations.
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