Bell audit results shared at local hearing

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Courtesy L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

Robert Rizzo booking photo

Bell residents can hear the latest on state audits of their scandal-plagued city at a Monday night meeting.

The state controller's office will present the most recent investigative findings at a state Assembly committee hearing in the Los Angeles suburb.

The controller's office has been investigating since word broke earlier this year that some Bell officials were making enormous salaries to govern a city of about 40,000.

City Manager Robert Rizzo had an annual compensation package of about $1.5 million a year in pay and benefits. Rizzo and seven other current and former officials have been charged with misusing $5.5 million in public funds.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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