Noguez can't afford bail, stays in jail

noguez-in-jail-kabc.jpgA judge on Monday set Assessor John Noguez's bail at $1.16 million, the amount the prosecutors allege he cost taxpayers by lowering property tax assessments for the clients of a consultant accused of bribing Noguez. His attorney had asked for bail of $100,000, the DA sought to keep the amount at $1.38 million. Noguez's lawyer says he can't afford to post bail. The consultant, Ramin Salari, reportedly is getting together the money by using his mother's and sister's homes as collateral.

Photo of Noguez in court: KABC-TV

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