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Bell officials arrested in salary scandal

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image"><img src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/assets/news/kabc/images/logos/origin.png" alt="KABC"></div><span class="caption-text origin-image"><p>Bell City Councilman George Mirabal, 60, was held on &#36;260,000 bond. Mirabal Mayor Oscar Hernandez, Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo, Councilman Luis Artiga, former Mayor&#47;Councilman George Cole and former Councilman Victor Bello were charged with nearly two dozen counts of misappropriating approximately &#36;1.2 million of public funds.  Council members paid themselves a combined &#36;1.25 million for what District Attorney Steve Cooley called &#39;phantom meetings&#39; of various city boards and agencies. </p></span></div>
September 22, 2010 12:15:25 PM PDT