- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) - FBI agents searched city offices and the home of the mayor on Tuesday in the Southern California city of Adelanto, authorities said.

The reason for the searches was not immediately clear.

Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI, declined to provide additional details because court records supporting the search are sealed. She said no arrests were planned.

Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office, said Internal Revenue Service investigators and the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office were also involved.

The Victorville Daily Press reported the city’s mayor was seen being led from his home by authorities.



The city said in a statement that it doesn’t know what the investigation is about but it will cooperate with law enforcement.

Adelanto’s City Hall was temporarily closed. A phone message was left at a number listed for Mayor Richard Kerr.

Adelanto is a desert city of 32,000 people about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles.

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