LOS ANGELES – Prosecutors have filed two new charges against a former city manager accused of looting funds from the scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb of Bell.
Robert Rizzo is already facing more than 50 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest and falsification of documents. The new charges include one count each of misappropriation of funds and conflict of interest.
Rizzo is among eight current and former city officials appearing in court Thursday morning for arraignment.
Rizzo was paid an annual salary and compensation package of $1.5 million to run a city of about 40,000 residents where one in six people live in poverty.
Four City Council members who were paying themselves nearly $100,000 a year are also among those charged.