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Bell corruption hearings resume: live updates

February 8, 2011 |  9:26 am

The first in a series of preliminary hearings for current and former city of Bell officials charged with corruption and misappropriation of public funds resumes Tuesday morning.

The six defendants in the first hearing include councilmembers Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabal, and former councilmembers Luis Artiga, George Cole and Victor Bello. They are charged with collecting salaries for meetings that never occurred or only lasted a few minutes.

Read the live updates below from Times reporter Corina Knoll or follow her on Twitter @corinaknoll.