DA searches home, offices of Los Angeles County assessor in influence-peddling probe
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Corruption investigators searched the home and offices of the Los Angeles County assessor on Wednesday amid allegations that his department was involved in influence-peddling.
Prosecutors are looking at more than 100 properties to see if their assessed values were improperly reduced after assessor John Noguez was elected.
Investigators from the district attorney's office searched 12 locations, including Noguez's home and office, and the Phoenix home of a campaign contributor, Ramin Salari, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
She declined to describe what investigators were seeking. No immediate arrests were expected.
Salari is a tax agent who has achieved property tax reductions for millionaire property owners. A message left for Salari at his Phoenix-based company, Assessment Appeals Services Inc., was not immediately returned.
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