FBI IS RAIDING LOS ANGELES OFFICE OF WATER AND POWER
UPDATE Federal search warrants also being served at L.A. City Hall in addition to the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. The warrants are under seal and no comment from officials other than authorities are seeking evidence as part of an ongoing investigation. No arrests.
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) July 22, 2019
FBI agents served search warrants at the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and City Hall East Monday as part of a probe into the city’s handling of litigation and a settlement over the botched rollout of a DWP billing system.
“As has been reported, the FBI served search warrants for documents on several city employees at (City Hall East) and DWP offices, including some of our staff members,” said Rob Wilcox of the City Attorney’s Office.
“The warrants served on our staff relate to issues that have arisen over the class-action litigation and settlement surrounding the DWP billing system and the city’s lawsuit against (PricewaterhouseCoopers). We have and will continue to cooperate fully with the expectation that the investigation will be completed expeditiously.”
FBI authorities declined to comment on specifics of the investigation.
“We are confirming a search warrant at Los Angeles DWP in downtown Los Angeles, but are prohibited from commenting further because affidavits involved in the warrant are sealed,” Katherine Gulotta of the FBI in Los Angeles told City News Service.