ALAMEDA, Calif. — The city of Bell mismanaged general obligation bond funds, illegally increased taxes and fees, and engaged in numerous practices that suggest possible intentional abuse and misuse of city funds, according to an audit the California controller’s office released Wednesday.

The audit was released one day after the Los Angeles County district attorney announced the arrests of eight current and former Bell officials on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million from the city government.

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