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LATimes: L.A. County assessor arrested in bribery case

By Jack Dolan, Ruben Vives and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2012, 6:07 p.m.

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.

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LATimes: Perjury, fraud charges refiled against Richard Alarcon and wife

May 3, 2012 | 4:30 pm

Moving swiftly after a judge dismissed its case, the district attorney’s office refiled 24 perjury and voter-fraud charges late Thursday afternoon against Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon.

The new charges make the same allegations as a case thrown out by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy on Thursday morning, accusing the Alarcons of lying about living in a house in Panorama City so that the councilman could run for his 7th District office.

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Cooley

 

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May 17, 2011 | 2:22 pm

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Tuesday that he would not run for a fourth term as the county’s top prosecutor, ending intense speculation as a crowded field of candidates vies to succeed him.

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LATimes: 6 charged in Bell corruption case reject plea deal

By Jeff Gottlieb, Corina Knoll and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Lawyers for six current and former Bell leaders said their clients would not accept plea deals that would have sent them to prison for two years and forced them to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly looted from the city treasury.

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LATimes: Steve Cooley says he wouldn’t rule out a fourth term as L.A. County D.A.

The Republican, who lost a close race for state attorney general to Democrat Kamala Harris, says he would consider running in 2012 if a qualified candidate didn’t enter the race.

L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley narrowly lost the race for state attorney general to San Francisco’s district attorney, Kamala Harris. But Cooley drew more votes than any other Republican on the ballot. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2010

In his first campaign news conference since narrowly losing his bid for California attorney general, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Wednesday that he would not rule out running for a fourth term as the county’s top prosecutor.

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