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Ex-Bell manager loses horse owner's license

October 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bell's ousted City Manager Robert Rizzo, is in even more hot water.

The Hollywood Park Board of Stewards has suspended Rizzo's horse owner's license after he failed to show up for a hearing on conduct detrimental to horse racing.

Rizzo, who owns a home in Huntington Beach, races a small stable of thoroughbreds primarily in Washington and Northern California.

He is the alleged ringleader of the salary scandal in Bell, but he is currently free on $2 million bail.

Rizzo faces more than 50 counts of misappropriation of public funds.