Ex-officials convicted in Calif. corruption case - Article Photos 2/14

George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listen to judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Cole and four former elected officials Bell were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Cole, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)