LA COUNTY DA STEVE COOLEY ARRESTS 8 IN BELL CITY SCANDAL
|Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley Announces Arrest of Bell City Officials|
|The 8 Bell City officials include former City Manager Robert Rizzo|
For a legal lightweight like Harris, the notion that "misappropriation of public funds" and "conflict of interest" could be crimes must be both challenging and worrying; Harris still has been unable to satisfactorily explain what happened to $3.7M in Federal grant funds that she received to prosecute 'border crimes' as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Perhaps Ms. Harris should seriously think about repaying that $3.7M before Cooley becomes Attorney General as an investigation might conclude that Harris "misappropriated" that federal grant money. At least she'll now understand the legal theory.
The Bell City officials arrested this morning were former City Manager Robert Rizzo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez, council members Teresa Jacobo, Luis Artiga and George Mirabal; former council members George Cole and Victor Bello; and former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia. All arrested are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.