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After L.A. County scandal, Legislature OKs tax agent regulations
After L.A. County scandal, Legislature OKs tax agent regulations

Following the corruption charges of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, the Assembly approved a measure that would put property tax agents on a tighter leash. The bill by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) would require the agents to register with the secretary of state. It also would establish 10 prohibited property-tax related practices, including attempting to influence the actions of county officials and making campaign contributions to county assessors or candidates for such jobs. The measure is a response to the scandal surrounding Noguez, who is suspected of accepting bribes to slash property tax assessments and is facing criminal corruption charges. A Los Angeles...

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