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Ex-Bell city manager to keep retirement funds

Posted: November 2, 2013 1:32 p.m.
Updated: November 2, 2013 1:32 p.m.

In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Former Bell, Calif., city manager Robert Rizzo, is escorted from court by bodyguards after an arraignment on corruption charges, in Los Angeles.

 

BELL, Calif. (AP) — Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and generous benefits.

The Los Angeles Times reports that city officials say they are legally prevented from going after Rizzo's 401 (k)-style retirement account or his annual $116,629 pension.

Five former Bell City Council members were convicted last March of fraud charges after being accused of enriching themselves with public funds.

Rizzo recently pleaded no contest to 69 counts and will likely be sentenced to no more than 10 to 12 years in prison.

Rizzo's attorney James Spertus told the paper his client has earned the retirement funds after spending 30 years in public service.

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