The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but two and a half years after the scandal broke the trial of six former Bell City Council members should begin before the end of the month.

The Bell Six, which does not include former City Manager Robert Rizzo and former Assistant CAO Angela Spaccia will stand trial at a later date, are accused of inflating their salaries to more than $100,000 per year for work performed on boards that just met for a few minutes each year.

The trial for the six will last at least a month, and possibly two.

The charges of corruption against the six arose from the pay scandal that rocked local governments and dominated national headlines. It sparked a bevy of new oversight into local government finances and caused State Controller John Chiang to establish the Local Government Compensation Database.

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