Feds Raid Offices, US Reclamation Bureau Official's Home
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal investigators raided a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation office, an accounting firm and the home of a regional finance chief for the water management agency in what officials called a public corruption probe.
Reclamation spokeswoman Rose Davis acknowledged that a bureau office in Boulder City was among the locations where search warrants were served Thursday.
She says the agency is cooperating in the investigation.
Authorities also searched the Henderson home of Rick Leavitt, a bureau official for more than 20 years who became regional financial management director in 2010, and southwest Las Vegas offices of the accounting firm LL Bradford& Co.
A message left for Leavitt wasn't immediately returned. Phones rang busy at the accounting firm.
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said no arrests were made, and none were immediately expected.