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Former Councilman Luis Artiga, left, celebrates his acquittal, standing with his attorney George Mgdesyan during a news conference after the Bell trial verdicts were read Wednesday March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. Five former elected officials of the tiny California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant, Artiga, was cleared entirely. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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