Ex-officials convicted in Calif. corruption case - Article Photos 12/14

Luis Artiga reacts after being acquitted on all charges in the Bell corruption trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Five former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants George 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)