Sentencing Postponed for Former City Manager in Bell Corruption Case

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Sentencing for former longtime Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo was postponed Wednesday but not before attorneys for the city and his former assistant said they intend to subpoena him to find out the inner details of the public corruption in the small Los Angeles County city.


Robert Rizzo, the disgraced former top administrator in the city of Bell, appeared March 12, 2014, in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his sentencing was postponed until April 16. (Credit: KTLA)

Rizzo, who remains free on bond, was ordered to return to court April 16, when it is expected he will be sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison.

Less clear is whether he will be permitted to serve the time concurrently with a federal sentence for filing false tax returns.

An attorney representing Angela Spaccia, Bell’s former second-in-command, said outside court that he intends to subpoena Rizzo so that he can question the former city administrator about the wrongdoing in Bell.

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