Victor Bello, former Bell, Calif., council member and Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez, listen during their bail reduction hearing in Los Angeles Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2010 in Los ... more 
Victor Bello, former Bell, Calif., council member and Bell mayor Oscar Hernandez, listen during their bail reduction hearing in Los Angeles Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles Criminal Court. Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a case of alleged municipal corruption that prosecutors say ran so deep it involved personnel who would otherwise have exposed it. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Al Seib, Pool
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 8:28 PM EDT