LA County Assessor John Noguez Awaits Bail Hearing
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez remained behind bars pending a bail review hearing set for Monday.
KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reported Friday that Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says authorities are expected to look into whether there was any wrongdoing with contributions that were made to Noguez’s campaign.
Noguez and alleged co-conspirator Ramin Salari, a tax consultant, were arrested amid allegations that some property owners in the city of Los Angeles were receiving favorable tax assessments in exchange for contributions.
The men pleaded not guilty on Thursday. They face a combined total of 47 felony counts including charges of bribery, perjury, conspiracy and embezzlement.
Both were ordered to remain jailed on nearly $1.4 million bail.
A third defendant, Mark McNeil, was also arrested, but has been released after posting $1.1 million bail. McNeil is scheduled to appear in court next month.