LOS ANGELES — Robert Rizzo, former city manager of Bell, Calif., the working class city that achieved national notoriety in 2010 when it came to light that several city leaders had enriched themselves at taxpayer expense, agreed on Thursday to plead guilty to federal charges of tax evasion.

The charges resulted from a scheme to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal income tax, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court.

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