Los An­ge­les County Dist. Atty. Steve Coo­ley

Los Angeles Times - - Crisis Bell -

• For­mer City Man­ager Robert Rizzo, 56, ar­rested on 53 felony counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds, con­flict of in­ter­est and fal­si­fi­ca­tion of doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing al­le­ga­tions that he wrote his em­ploy­ment con­tract with­out coun­cil ap­proval. Of those counts, 44 in­volve al­leged mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of more than $2.5 mil­lion in pub­lic funds, in­clud­ing award­ing $1.9 mil­lion in unau­tho­rized loans to him­self, city em­ploy­ees and two coun­cil mem­bers. Bail is set at $3.2 mil­lion. • For­mer As­sis­tant City Man­ager An­gela Spac­cia, 52, ar­rested on four counts in­volv­ing mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of more than $1.3 mil­lion in pub­lic funds, in­clud­ing tak­ing more than $230,000 in il­le­gal loans from the city. Bail is set at $377,500. • Mayor Os­car Her­nan­dez, 63, ar­rested on 21 counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds, mostly re­lated to al­leged fake meet­ings of city boards that in­flated coun­cil mem­bers’ pay to nearly $8,000 a month be­tween Jan­uary 2006 and July 2010. Her­nan­dez al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated $262,848. One of the felony counts re­lates to $20,000 he re­ceived from the city, a loan ap­proved by Rizzo. Bail is set at $285,000. • Coun­cil­woman Teresa Ja­cobo, 52, ar­rested on 20 counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds re­lated to al­leged fake meet­ings of city boards. Ja­cobo al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated $262,848. Bail is set at $260,000. • Coun­cil­man Ge­orge Mira­bal, 61, ar­rested on 20 counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds re­lated to al­leged fake meet­ings of city boards. Mira­bal al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated $262,848. Bail is set at $260,000. • Coun­cil­man Luis Ar­tiga, 49, ar­rested on 13 counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds re­lated to al­leged fake meet­ings of city boards. Ar­tiga al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated $129,272 and ob­tained a $20,000 loan from the city. Bail is set at $145,000. • For­mer Coun­cil­man Vic­tor Bello, 51, ar­rested on 16 counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds re­lated to al­leged fake meet­ings of city boards. Bello al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated $193,563. Bail is set at $190,000. • For­mer Coun­cil­man Ge­orge Cole, 60, ar­rested on 12 counts of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds re­lated to al­leged fake meet­ings of city boards. Cole al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated $133,576. Bail is set at $130,000.

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