Rizzo's proposed bail deal rejected by judge
Meanwhile, former Assistant City Administrator Angela Spaccia was expected to post bail sometime Friday and be released. She was being held on $350,000 bail.
On Tuesday, prosecutors argued that neither Rizzo nor seven other current or former Bell city leaders could not use money they alleged had been gathered illegally to post bail.
On Friday, Rizzo’s attorney, James Spertus, proposed putting up a combination of cash and real estate from friends and relatives.
However, Judge Michael Pastor denied the proposal, saying it would not ensure Rizzo’s continued appearance in court.
Council members Luis Artiga and Teresa Jacobo and former Councilman George Cole have already posted bail.
-- Sam Quinones
Photos: A centerpiece of a gathering outside Bell City Hall celebrating the arrests is a poster featuring former City Manager Robert Rizzo being taken into custody earlier in the day. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times