Updated at the bottom with how Noguez and Salari pleaded today. First posted at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday.
Assessor John Noguez took $185,000 in bribes from tax agent Ramin Salari in exchange for reduced property tax assessments for Salari's clients, according to a criminal complaint filed today.Noguez, ... More >>
A hearing officer today ruled that illegal, out-of-town voters supplied the winning margin in a city council election in Vernon -- the tiny industrial city with a long history of corruption.Reno Bellamy was initially declared the winner in June by a narrow margin, 34-30. But the hearing officer, Deb ... More >>
Updated with booking photo and further detail of the arrest. Scott Schenter, a former appraiser, was arrested this morning and charged with 60 felony counts in connection with a growing corruption investigation at the L.A. County Assessor's Office.Schenter is accused of wrongfully lowering property ... More >>
District Attorney Steve Cooley took his "pay to play" case against Assessor John Noguez to the public on Wednesday, calling on Noguez to resign in numerous TV, radio and print interviews.Cooley's round of publicity was unusual in that no charges have been filed against Noguez, and no charges are exp ... More >>
Updated below. The L.A. district attorney's office has opened a public integrity investigation into Assessor John Noguez, as well as into a former appraiser with the assessor's office.
David Demerjian, the head of the D.A.'s public integrity division, confirmed the investigation into Noguez and ... More >>
WeHo NewsSilly ethics laws don't apply to the WeHo City Council's golden girlNew: Horvath's campaign manager explains that the listserv was a private (albeit gigantic) one.
Updated after the jump with Horvath's public Facebook profile pic and more juicy links from the over-zealous editor of ... More >>
The Times continues banging away on the Bell salary story, reporting that City Council members were paid thousands of dollars to sit on commissions that rarely met. That's how they wound up making nearly $100,000 per year until they knocked down their salaries last month to about $8,000.
It ... More >>
Bernard Parks.The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has closed its review of a complaint alleging that city Councilman Bernard Parks was not living in his district a few years ago, according to his office.
"Hopefully this last bogus allegation is the final disgusting remnant of that 'sm ... More >>
Councilman Bernard Parks.It looks like Richard Alarcon isn't the only Los Angeles city Councilman facing questions about his place of residence. A complaint alleging that fellow Councilman Bernard Parks did not live in his district a few years back remains under review by the county District ... More >>