City Corruption

February 22, 2013 - 5:29 AM
FILE - In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, former Bell, Calif. mayor Oscar Hernandez, left, and defendant Victor Bello, right listens to closing arguments in a massive city corruption trial in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Hernandez, the unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell had no training that would have alerted him that his huge salary was illegal, his lawyer told a jury in closing arguments. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)