Search warrants served on Moreno Valley leaders


Authorities have raided the homes of Moreno Valley's mayor and City Council members in a corruption probe.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says a task force of federal and local agents served search warrants Tuesday on the homes of Mayor Tom Owings, all four other council members and a real estate agent. They also raided a developer's office near City Hall.

Files and computers were seized.

Michael Moriarty, chief investigator with the Riverside County district attorney's office, tells KABC-TV the raids involved a criminal investigation of possible influence-peddling, campaign violations and political corruption.

No arrests were made.

A call left at City Hall seeking comment from the mayor and council members wasn't immediately returned.

However, Councilman Jesse Molina tells the Press-Enterprise that he's done nothing wrong.

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