Robert Rizzo Sues City of Bell For $1.5 Million
Robert Rizzo, the human hedgehog at the center of the Bell salary scandal that allegedly cost taxpayers there $5.5 million, is suing the city for his cut.
Rizzo gets the 'Art in the Streets' treatment in Little Tokyo.
And he might be right.
Though the former city manager is accused of bilking the people and is widely alleged to have been a mastermind behind a strategy to get the mostest out of City Hall for folks like City Council members and an assistant city manager ...
... he has not been convicted. He and 7 others charged in the Bell salary scandal have pleaded not guilty.
And so, as his suit argues, Rizzo is due his due: $1.5 million worth.
The employment agreement said Rizzo could be involuntarily terminated only for a felony conviction or a crime involving moral turpitude, a legal term describing conduct contrary to moral standards.
Rizzo has balls. He's not even using an attorney for this one. He's repping himself.