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.