A total of 32 criminal charges have been filed against Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, his top aide and a campaign contributor as part of a political corruption probe into whether the office reduced property taxes in exchange for contributions and other favors.
Authorities have not yet detailed the specific counts, but were expected to announce the charges at a news conference Wednesday morning. Officials from the district attorney's office said they may also file additional charges at a later date.
Noguez was arrested at his Huntington Park home about 8:20 a.m.; Ramin Salari, a professional property tax consultant and Noguez campaign contributor, was arrested at his home in Encino; and aide Mark McNeil, an employee in the assessor's office, was arrested in West Los Angeles.
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