State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown
• 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.