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Officials in CA sent to trial in corruption case

A former city manager accused of masterminding a scam to bilk the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of more than $5.5 million was ordered Thursday to stand trial. Full story

Ex-city exec charged with fraud hospitalized

The former city manager accused of looting a Los Angeles suburb of more than $5.5 million ha been hospitalized for observation after he became ill at a courthouse during his preliminary hearing. Full story

Ex-Calif. official accused of fraud hospitalized

The former city manager accused of looting a Los Angeles suburb of more than $5.5 million was rushed to a hospital Wednesday after he became ill at a courthouse where he is the subject of a hearing to determine if he should stand trial on dozens of fraud charges. Full story

Differing views of CA official: Crook or victim?

The diminutive, heavyset man was the mastermind of a scam, prosecutors say, that bilked one of Southern California's poorest cities out of more than $5.5 million, money with which he lined his pockets and those of a handful of cronies. Full story

Manager of scandal-plagued LA suburb to face judge

A city official accused of presiding over a working-class suburb of Los Angeles as if it were his own personal fiefdom, buying off the city council with six-figure salaries and falsifying documents to hide his own enormous pay, is due in court Tuesday to face dozens of corruption charges. Full story

Legal woes mount for a foreclosure kingpin

Lender Processing Services is riding the waves of foreclosures sweeping the United States, but in late October its CEO found himself needing to reassure investors in the company. Full story

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