Updated at the bottom: The judge declared a mistrial on remaining counts. First posted at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday.
'The Bell Eight' by Ted Soqui for LA Weekly
The jury in the corruption trial of six ex-city leaders of Bell found former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and ex-council members Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, Victor Bello, and George Cole guilty of misappropriation of public funds today. Former Councilman Luis Artiga was found not guilty on all counts.
The six were accused of padding their salaries, which amounted to six figures, by taking payment for sitting on do-nothing city boards:More »