Rizzo Released From Hospital

Robert Rizzo was taken out of court on a gurney and loaded into an ambulance Wednesday

By Scott Weber
|  Friday, Feb 25, 2011  |  Updated 12:16 PM PDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo during his preliminary hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court February 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California Rizzo was rushed to a local hospital Wednesday after experiencing chest pains during a lunch break in the ongoing court hearing that will determine whether he will stand trial for public corruption. (Photo by Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

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Bell's former top administrator was released from Good Samaritan Hospital late Thursday after suffering chest pains earlier this week.

Robert Rizzo, 57, was taken out of the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles on a gurney and loaded into an ambulance Wednesday. He apparently began complaining of chest pains after a preliminary hearing in his case broke for lunch.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Rizzo's attorney James Spertus did not disclose  details about Rizzo's condition but told the paper his client would be well enough to appear in court Monday morning.

Rizzo is charged with 44 counts of misappropriation of public funds, six counts of falsification of records by an official custodian, three counts of conflict of interest and one count of public officer crime. He also is charged in a separate case with two counts of misappropriation of public funds.
 

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