10:50 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


PDF: FBI list of seized airport documents

The FBI seized items ranging from a U.S. Treasury check to scrapbooks to invoices from movie shoots when it searched the administrative office and storage space for the two public agencies overseeing San Bernardino International Airport.

A copy of the receipt for property from the FBI was provided by Karen Feld, a lawyer representing the public agencies.

The purpose of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and Inland Valley Development Agency has been to replace more than 10,000 jobs lost by the time Norton Air Force Base closed in 1994. Federal and local authorities, along with the California Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Transportation, raided the airport Sept. 21 seeking evidence of conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering, among other crimes, according to a copy of a federal search warrant obtained last week.

Of the searches conducted on the two agencies’ administrative office and another at Hangar 795, used for storage, the majority of documents seized appeared to come from the latter. On 11 pages, the FBI typed out what it took from the hangar. The list included cash receipts, payroll reports and tax increment records, invoices and payments to vendors, time cards and more, some from as early as 2003.

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