Mayor posts $250,000 bond
Bell’s mayor was released on bond Tuesday after nearly a week in jail, authorities said.
Oscar Hernandez and seven other current and former city leaders were arrested last week on charges of misappropriating millions of dollars. Hernandez posted $250,000 bond and was released at 2:15 a.m., officials said.
Council members Luis Artiga and Teresa Jacobo, former Councilman George Cole and former Assistant City Administrator Angela Spaccia were previously released from jail after posting bond. Former City Administrator Robert Rizzo, Councilman George Mirabal and former Councilman Victor Bello remain in custody.