As jurors convicted former top officials in Bell, Calif., of stealing public money by giving themselves six-figure salaries, a California appeals court renewed a civil case demanding restitution.
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday convicted five of six former council members of looting the city's coffers in a criminal trial that ended in a fractured verdict.
Oscar Hernandez, Victor Bello, George Cole, Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabal were convicted on multiple felony counts, while jurors remained deadlocked on about half the counts.
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