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Former city manager Robert Rizzo, left, and former council member Victor Bello stand in the dock, among eight current and former Bell, Calif., city officials arrested on corruption charges, as they appear in court at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

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Mayor Oscar Hernandez stands in the dock among eight current and former Bell, Calif., city officials arrested on corruption charges, as they appear in court at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

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Seen in the dock, from left, are council member Teresa Jacobo, former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia, former city manager Robert Rizzo, former council member Victor Bello, former council member George Cole, council member Luis Artiga, mayor Oscar Hernandez, and council member George Mirabal, the eight current and former Bell, Calif., city officials arrested on corruption charges, as they appear in court at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

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Former city manager Robert Rizzo is seen among eight current and former Bell, Calif., city officials arrested on corruption charges as they appear in court at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

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Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, whose high salary sparked the outrage that led to the investigations of the city, is arrested by police at his Huntington Beach, Calif. home on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Robert Lachman)

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A member of the media uses a telephone to take a picture of a mug shot of Bell, Calif.'s former city manager, Robert Rizzo who was arrested Tuesday Sept. 21, 2010 and displayed during a district attorney news conference in Los Angeles. Rizzo and seven other city officials were arrested over allegations of corruption, misuse of public funds and voter fraud. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A woman aims a kick at an image of former City Manager Robert Rizzo, made during his arrest early Tuesday at his Huntington Beach home, as residents of the city of Bell, Calif., celebrate the arrest of current and former city officials on corruption charges, outside City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows city of Bell, Calif. mayor Oscar Hernandez who was arrested Tuesday Sept. 21, 2010 along with seven others over allegations of corruption, misuse of public funds and voter fraud.(AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff)

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This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows city of Bell official, Robert Rizzo who was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 along with seven others over allegations of corruption, misuse of public funds and voter fraud.(AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff)

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From left, Bell city councillor Teresa Jacobo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez, and city councillors George Mirabal and Luis Artiga are framed through a barrier as they listen to public comments at a city council meeting addressing city leaders' pay, Monday, July 26, 2010, in Bell, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Sitting from left, Bell city councillor Teresa Jacobo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez and city councillor George Mirabal listen to Bell resident Guadalupe Angelo, foreground, during a city council meeting addressing city leaders' pay, Monday, July 26, 2010, in Bell, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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** FILE ** Bell, Calif., Mayor Oscar Hernandez listens to public comments during a City Council meeting addressing city leaders' pay on July 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Mayor Oscar Hernandez, far left, greets people waiting in line for food at Bell Food Station in Bell, Calif., Thursday, July 22, 2010. The City Council in this small Los Angeles suburb is meeting Thursday to consider firing the police chief and two top administrators over their huge salaries, including Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo who makes more than $787,000 a year, nearly twice the salary of President Barack Obama. Revelations about the pay in Bell has sparked anger in this blue-collar town that is one of the poorest in Los Angeles County. The council also will consider firing Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia, who makes $376,288 a year, and Police Chief Randy Adams, whose annual salary of $457,000 is 50 percent more than that of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. City officials, including Hernandez, have defended the salaries. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Mayor Oscar Hernandez (left), greets people lining up for food in Bell, Calif., where the poverty rate is 17 percent. Mr. Hernandez defended the six-figure salaries of some city officials.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Mayor Oscar Hernandez (left), greets people lining up for food in Bell, Calif., where the poverty rate is 17 percent. Mr. Hernandez defended the six-figure salaries of some city officials.