Former Bell City Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for misappropriating public funds in the massive public corruption scandal that rocked the small city in southeast Los Angeles County, according to information from the District Attorney's office.
Jacobo, the third ex-council member to be sentenced this month, was accused of inflating her salaries for creating sham boards that rarely met, or met only for a few minutes at a time, the D.A.'s office said in a statement. This was despite two of her co-defendants receiving primarily probation for similar offenses.
Two other council members have yet to be sentenced. The sentencing for Oscar Hernandez will be July 31, and for Victor Bello, Aug. 1. The five council members were together convicted of stealing a total of nearly $1 million, according to the D.A.'s office.
Here are the sentences received by other ex-Bell officials so far:
Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager: 11 years, 8 months in prison, more than $8 million in restitution
George Mirabal, former city council member: 1 year in jail, 5 years probation, 1,000 hours community service, $242,293 in restitution
George Cole, former city council member: 180 days home confinement, 5 years probation, 1,000 hours community service, $77,000 in restitution