Congressman Ken Calvert said Monday that published reports indicating that he is under investigation by the FBI for his involvement in a disputed land deal were untrue.
"I have never been contacted by the FBI, and they have not contacted any of our partners," said Calvert, a Republican from Carona.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said she could neither confirm nor deny whether the agency was investigating Calvert.
The Associated Press, which had reported that Calvert was under investigation, said Monday that its published story was erroneous.
Dan Rodriguez, general manager of the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District, said an FBI agent came to his office about six months ago regarding the land deal that was the subject of a 2007 grand jury investigation.
The park district filed a lawsuit against the Jurupa Community Services District, which sold four acres of land in Mira Loma to Stadium Properties. Parks officials said the sale was illegal because the community services district failed to notify other agencies first about the sale. The parks district had hoped to build baseball fields on the land where Stadium Properties, of which Calvert is a partner, wants to put a self-storage facility.