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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:28 AM

L.A. County assessor arrested in bribery case

About six months before John Noguez was elected Los Angeles County assessor, he received an $80,000 check from his old friend and prominent property tax consultant, Ramin Salari. Over the next few months, Salari cut Noguez two more checks, for a total of $180,000.

In return, authorities say, assessor officials began giving tax breaks to many of Salari's clients.

Prosecutors on Wednesday alleged that the payments to Noguez and an additional $100,000 given to a lower-level assessor's official were bribes to illegally reduce the values of properties so that Salari's clients would pay less in taxes. The alleged scam deprived the county of at least $1.16 million in tax revenue, according to prosecutors.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-assessor-arrests-20121018,0,5117671.story

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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:08 PM

1. That is so infuriating. I hope he gets lots of prison time.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:20 PM

2. My assessment went down

but my property tax went up.

Go figure.

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