Posted Sep 22, 2010 03:33 pm CDT
Eight current and former officials of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell were arrested Tuesday on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million in public funds.
According to the Times, “The officials were accused, in effect, of turning this city into their personal piggy bank: misappropriating $5.5 million in city money to enrich themselves with pumped-up salaries, illicit loans and big payments to attend committee meetings that lasted just a few minutes, if they were held at all.”
ABAJournal.com: “Calif. AG Sues Officials of Small City Over Their Six-Figure Salaries”