The city clerk for the Los Angeles suburb of Bell says four municipal agencies on which elected officials were paid tens of thousands of dollars to serve produced no benefits for the scandal-ridden city.
Rebecca Valdez says she wasn't even sure what one of the agencies was supposed to do.
Valdez testified Wednesday under a grant of immunity.
It was the third day of a hearing to determine if there's sufficient evidence to send the mayor, vice mayor and four other past and present members of Bell's City Council to trial on dozens of felony fraud charges.
Valdez kept the minutes for meetings of various boards the council members served on.
Prosecutors allege the boards were part of a scam the officials engaged in to bilk the blue-collar city out of $5.5 million.
The defendants have each pleaded not guilty.