Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/23/2010 06:34:21 PM PST

UPLAND – The Upland City Council gave the approval for the FBI to further search documents previously obtained from City Hall.

The Council discussed the matter in a special closed session Thursday at City Hall.

“The council authorized me to execute on behalf of the city a consent for further searching of the database records that were already obtained during the prior search warrant,” said City Attorney William Curley. “No new information is being provided. It is simply a procedural acknowledgment or consent that on a very narrow basis the investigators will be revisiting those electronic records.”

In June, FBI and IRS agents confiscated records from Upland City Hall and Mayor John Pomierski’s home, where his construction business is based. They also took records from J.H. Builders in Upland and Venture West Capital in Rancho Cucamonga.

A search warrant for Pomierski’s cell phone sought records as evidence of violations including racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, bribery, mail and wire fraud and money laundering.

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