Councilmember Huizar’s Home, Offices Searched by FBI

FBI agents carry boxes and bags of documents from Councilmember Jose Huizar’s home in Boyle Heights. (MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Rafu Wire and Staff Reports

The FBI searched Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar’s City Hall office on Wednesday, with at least a dozen agents carrying out boxes, bags or rolling suitcases of potential evidence.

Huizar’s home and a field office were also the target of searches by FBI agents serving a court-authorized warrant.

KNX Newsradio reported that FBI agents arrived at Huizar’s City Hall office in the morning and delivered a search warrant to his chief of staff. The employees present were told not to touch or move any documents, and were then ushered into a conference room to wait while agents investigated.

After the agents carried out the evidence in a single-file line from the City Hall office, an agent checked whether the office door was locked.

“We’re done,” the agent told reporters when asked if the search was completed.

Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said the affidavit supporting the warrant is under seal, and the office is prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation, but did say no arrests were planne