The case against Robert Rizzos and his co-conspirators in Bell is developing in the preliminary hearings in Los Angeles.

In her testimony, Bell’s City Clerk offered anecdotal evidence about falsifying documents at the orders of Rizzo.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Bell’s city clerk testified Thursday that former City Administrator Robert Rizzo directed her to hand over false figures about council salaries to a resident who asked for the information.

Testimony from Rebecca Valdez came during the preliminary hearing for six former and current Bell City Council members accused of being paid for serving on city boards that seldom or never met — or, when they did, for just a few minutes.

The resident who requested the information, Roger Ramirez, had filed a public records request in 2008. The document indicates that council members received $673 a month — about $8,000 a year – instead of the $92,000 annually they received when including salaries from city boards and commissions.

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