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L.A. Now Live: More assessor woes as building vanishes from rolls

September 27, 2012 |  8:10 am

Times investigative reporter Jack Dolan will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the ongoing probe into influence-peddling at the Los Angeles County assessor's office.

Dolan reports that for three years, an $11-million, 47,000-square-foot medical building in Redondo Beach disappeared from the Los Angeles County tax rolls. During that time, county officials acknowledge, they never sent a tax bill to the owner.

The assessor's office forwarded the case of the missing building and 14 other questionable assessments to the Los Angeles County district attorney last month following inquiries from The Times.

Assessor officials said they could not explain why one of those buildings vanished from the roll.

"That's the kind of question I find myself asking a lot," said Santos Kreimann, who took charge of the assessor's office after a criminal probe into the department prompted Assessor John Noguez to take a paid leave of absence.