Robert RIzzo Pleads No Contest to Corruption Charges

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
October 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Robert Rizzo, the former city manager for Bell in California, has pleaded no contest to corruption charges.

Rizzo is accused looting money from Bell’s treasury by paying “extraordinary salaries, lending out city money and padding his own paycheck and retirement fund,” according to the LA Times.

No contest means that the defendant will not contest the charges.

Five former Bell council members were convicted on similar charges.

Angela Spaccia, the former assistant city manager, is scheduled to on trial soon over the charges.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.