LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former assistant city manager of Bell, Calif., goes on trial today for allegedly setting exorbitantly high salaries for city employees and devising a paper trail to hide them.

Angela Spaccia was earning $375,000 per year before she was indicted on 13 counts.

Her boss, disgraced ex-city manager Robert Rizzo, pleaded no contest to charges yesterday and has agreed to testify against other defendants in the case.