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Developer being investigated in Noguez probe

Posted: June 15, 2013 11:40 a.m.
Updated: June 15, 2013 11:40 a.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California developer is under investigation for allegedly tapping his firm's attorneys and daughters to launder illegal campaign contributions to Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez.

The Los Angeles Times, citing a search warrant, reports (http://lat.ms/145X4lR) Eskandar Bolour is suspected of asking two company lawyers to donate $500 each to Noguez's campaign and reimbursing them for those contributions. The checks were signed by Bolour's daughters.

The warrant says the lawyers were offered immunity to testify last year before a grand jury looking at allegations of corruption in the assessor's office.

Noguez has pleaded guilty to dozens of counts that include bribery, theft and misappropriating public funds.

Prosecutors contend Noguez accepted bribes in exchange for lowering property tax bills for campaign contributors.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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