Calif. city corruption case goes to jury

By By LINDA DEUTSCH

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The corruption case against six former officials of Bell, Calif., has gone to the jury.

Jurors received the case for deliberations Thursday after final arguments by a Los Angeles County prosecutor.

The former City Council members are accused of illegally giving themselves huge salaries.

The prosecutor concluded his final argument by telling jurors that the defendants want to fool them the same way they fooled the people of Bell.

If convicted, the defendants face sentences ranging from 11 to 20 years in prison.

The former city manager and his assistant will be tried later.

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