Robert A. Rizzo, the former Bell city administrator who oversaw an era of corruption, pleaded guilty Monday to two federal tax charges.
[Updated 12:20 p.m. PST Jan. 13: Dressed in a blue blazer and gray slacks, Rizzo repeatedly said “Yes, your honor,” as he agreed to plead guilty to filing a false tax return and conspiring to file a false tax return.
Rizzo, who already faces a potential 12-year sentence on corruption charges, could get up to eight years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine on the tax case.]
The tax case alleged that he further inflated his take-home pay by claiming more than $770,000 in bogus losses on his tax returns.
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