Federal agents searched the home of the Moreno Valley mayor and a major warehouse developer Tuesday as part of a investigation into allegations of corruption, authorities said.
Agents with the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and representatives of the Riverside district attorney’s office served search warrants at the home of Mayor Tom Owing and the corporate offices of Highland Fairview, the company that has proposed a massive 41-million-square-foot warehouse center on the eastern side of the city.
“These are federal warrants and state warrants,’’ said Laura Eimiller, FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles. “The warrants are under seal, so I cannot comment further on the investigation.’’
The investigation is being conducted by a joint corruption task force established in the Inland Empire in 2010 because of widespread allegations of government corruption throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.