Robert Rizzo, the man who became infamous in the City of Bell corruption scandal, was sentenced yesterday to 33 months in federal prison on tax fraud charges.
Earlier, Rizzo, a former Bell city administrator, pleaded no contest to state charges stemming from a scheme that took millions of dollars from the small blue-collar city and used it to boost his salary.
But the federal sentence isn't the end of the line for him. On Wednesday, he faces sentencing related to the corruption-related charges. He could spent 10 years behind bars.
Take Two speaks to L.A. Times reporter Jeff Gottlieb, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Bell scandal and is credited as one half of the reporting team that broke the story.