Statement on the arrest of Assessor John Noguez

Today, District Attorney Steve Cooley announced the arrest of Assessor John Noguez and two others, alleging bribery, perjury, conspiracy and misappropriation by a public officer.  While we have a legal system based on innocent until proven guilty, in the court of public trust, Mr. Noguez has violated the confidence and expectations of the voters who elected him.  He should resign his position as Assessor, and allow our dedicated employees to move forward and work diligently to rebuild the trust of the people of Los Angeles County.