DA searches home of LA County assessor

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Associated Press

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:02 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corruption investigators are looking into influence peddling at the Los Angeles County assessor's office.

Authorities searched the home and offices of the assessor yesterday. Prosecutors are looking at more than 100 properties to see if their assessed values were improperly reduced.

A spokesman says investigators from the district attorney's office searched 12 locations, including the assessor's home and office, and the Phoenix home of a campaign contributor.

She declined to describe what investigators were seeking. No immediate arrests were expected.

The campaign contributor is a tax agent who has achieved property tax reductions for millionaire property owners.

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