From mug shot to street art, Bell’s Robert Rizzo pops up in downtown L.A.
Rizzo's outsized annual salary of nearly $800,000 made international headlines and the city became synonymous with government corruption and excess.
The television game show "Jeopardy!" featured Bell as part of a question. "Law and Order: L.A." aired a distinctly Bell-like episode. And now Rizzo has become the inspiration for an unidentified street artist. Two pictures of Rizzo have been spotted in downtown Los Angeles.
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-- Ruben Vives
Photo: Former Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo's mug shot is turned into street art in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times