LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell has been convicted of corruption in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy.
Jurors on Monday found former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia guilty of 11 charges, including conspiracy and misappropriating public funds. She was found not guilty of hiding a public document involving the police chief's contract.
The judge declared a mistrial on another count after jurors deadlocked.
Prosecutors said Spaccia illegally gave herself enormous raises in a city where most people live in poverty.
She was left to stand trial alone after her former boss, Robert Rizzo, pleaded no contest to 69 corruption charges.