They're quickly becoming known as the "Bell Eight" -- those illustrious officials from that working-class, Los Angeles suburb accused of misappropriating public funds and, as state controller John Chiang put it Wednesday, using public money "like a petty cash drawer."
On Tuesday they were booked into Los Angeles County jail (and isolated from dangerous inmates on "keep away status," according to the sheriff's department, because robbing a 7-Eleven and robbing the public at-large are apparently two different things). Without further adieu, here's our rogues gallery of "Bell Eight" mug shots:
Robert Rizzo, who reportedly took home more than $1.5 million in salary and other benefits, led the charge(s) with 53 counts of misappropriation of public funds. The other seven defendants also faced charges of misappropriation: