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Jerry Brown Subpoenas City of Bell Records in Excessive Salary Investigation

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If you're going to work part-time as a pubic official and make $100,000 a year in an unheard of city in southeastern Los Angeles County, it's going to get attention once news breaks. And ever since the LA Times broke the story two weeks ago, the small city of Bell has been immersed in controversy. The latest move came this morning when California's Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that he has subpoenaed records.

"These outrageous pay practices are an insult to the hard-working people of Bell and have provoked righteous indignation in California and even across the country," Brown said. "I'm determined to get to the bottom of these exorbitant payouts and protect the state's pension system against such abuses, and today's subpoenas are an important step in that process."