SAN BERNARDINO (CBS) — Federal agents raided multiple homes and businesses in San Bernardino County on Friday, but the agencies involved are keeping quiet as to why the raids were carried out.
KNX 1070′s Bob Brill reports he FBI and the IRS raided nine locations in five separate cities.
The raids are likely related to San Bernardino County’s $102 million settlement with Developer Colonies Partners.
Local authorities allege the settlement was obtained through bribery and extortion. A state prosecution is currently ongoing.
Several of the targeted locations belonged to people with ties to former county supervisors.
A home and businesses owned by former GOP State Senator Jim Brulte were among the properties searched for federal officials, but Brulte has not been charged with any crime.
Computers were seized at many locations and while little is known about the case, IRS involvement means that tax issues are likely at the heart of the federal probe.