State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown

Los Angeles Times - - Crisis Bell -

• Rizzo, Spac­cia, Her­nan­dez, Ja­cobo, Mira­bal, Bello, Cole and for­mer Po­lice Chief Randy Adams are named in a law­suit Brown filed Sept. 15, ac­cus­ing them of se­cretly plot­ting to en­rich them­selves and con­ceal lu­cra­tive com­pen­sa­tion. • Ar­tiga agreed to co­op­er­ate with au­thor­i­ties and is not named in the law­suit, which seeks to re­coup money from ex­ces­sive salaries and il­le­gal loans. • Adams, the for­mer po­lice chief of Glen­dale who earned $450,000 a year in Bell, is not charged with a crime. • The at­tor­ney gen­eral’s law­suit cites an e-mail from Spac­cia to Adams in which she wrote: “We have crafted our agree­ments care­fully so we do not draw at­ten­tion to our pay. The word Pay Pe­riod is used and not de­fined in or­der to pro­tect you from some­one tak­ing the time to add up your pay.” • The suit seeks to re­quire the of­fi­cials to make resti­tu­tion for ex­ces­sive com­pen­sa­tion, as well as limit their re­tire­ments, which are based on salary. It also asks a judge to or­der that the coun­cil mem­bers, Rizzo and Spac­cia be barred from pub­lic of­fice for life. It also asks a judge to ap­point a re­ceiver to run the city.

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