Conrad Murray (right), Michael Jackson's physician, and attorney Edward M. Chernoff appear in Los Angeles court Tuesday. The doctor pleaded "not guilty" to involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's June 2009 death. (Associated Press)
Current and former Bell, Calif., city officials accused of corruption stand in the background Wednesday during a Los Angeles court hearing. From left are: Teresa Jacobo, Angela Spaccia, Robert Rizzo, Victor Bello, George Cole, Luis Artiga, Oscar Hernandez, and George Mirabal.