Bronx County Clerk’s Office Raided Amid Corruption Probe; Clerk Luis Diaz Suspended

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

The clerk of the courts in Bronx County – the man responsible for all record keeping pertaining to court cases and proceedings –  has been suspended amid a law enforcement probe into his work, authorities said.

Luis Diaz, who has served as clerk since 2009, is being probed by the office of New York Attorney General Leticia James, authorities said.

Personnel from James’ office serving a search warrant recently raided the Bronx County Clerk’s Office as part of an anti-corruption investigation, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear Monday what actions of Diaz’s are being scrutinized by law enforcement.

Diaz, a politically-connected, ex-state assemblyman, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.