The FBI has been very busy raiding cities in deep blue states of late. Coincidence? Or just timing that after 8 years of Dem rule the DOJ and FBI are cracking down on corruption?
We do know the FBI has raided numerous one prominent local politician in D.C. The FBI has also targeted corruption in Chicago.
Very powerful aldermen and state powerbrokers look likely to go down hard in the windy city. And now we hear that the same is happening in the city of Angels.
FBI agents served search warrants at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offices in downtown L.A. Monday morning.
Agents served the warrants before 10 a.m. at two different locations: the LADWP headquarters at 111 N Hope St., as well as City Hall. Video footage showed at least three agents entering the LADWP building.
An FBI spokesperson confirmed to CBS2 that agents were serving the search warrants under a sealed affidavit and would not comment on the nature of the investigation.
No arrests were planned, the FBI said.
“The affidavit in support of the search warrant has been sealed by the court and so I am prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation,” the spokesperson said.
LADWP is the largest municipal utility in the U.S., serving more than four million residents.
Last November, the FBI raided L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar’s office and home as part of its investigation into possible bribery, extortion and money laundering at L.A. City Hall focusing on huge real estate investments from Chinese companies.
It’s unclear if Monday’s raids are linked to that case. Huizar has yet to be charged. He has also not resigned. He remains on the city council until his term expires in 2020.