FBI agents raided the offices of Baldwin Park City Attorney Robert Tafoya and the homes of Compton Councilman Isaac Galvan and San Bernardino County Planning Commissioner Gabriel Chavez last week as part of a cannabis-related corruption probe, authorities have confirmed.
In a statement, an attorney representing Tafoya said a search warrant was executed related to his client on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Mark Werksman declined to address the specifics of the federal investigation, except to say “Tafoya shares the federal government’s interest in rooting out corruption in the cannabis industry and prosecuting political corruption of any kind.”
“There is no place for that in our community,” Werksman said in an email.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller also confirmed the searches, but would not discuss specifics about the investigations because the warrants are sealed. Despite other news reports to the contrary, she said, the FBI did not arrest anyone.
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