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CA suit against Bell officials to go forward

December 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The state of California's lawsuit against former and current Bell city officials will go forward. On Monday, a judge rejected a bid by the state attorney general's office to put the lawsuit on hold pending the outcome of the criminal corruption case against former city manager Robert Rizzo and other city leaders.

The judge hinted that the state was premature in filing its lawsuit, possibly compromising the criminal case.

Eight Bell officials are charged with misappropriating millions of dollars in public funds.