The California Attorney General sued the officials of Bell, California (population 40,000), who were responsible for authorizing city workers to be paid salaries that were off the charts outrageous.  The AG accuses the officials of defrauding the taxpayers.  The city manager was paid $787,637 a year and the police chief of the small town was paid $457,000/year, $150,000 a year more than the LA police department chief of police.