DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit auditor general says federal investigators subpoenaed his office requesting records related to the use of federal funds for the city’s blight-removal program.
Auditor general Mark Lockridge told the Detroit Free Press on Sunday (https://on.freep.com/1rbgjeY ) he received a subpoena Thursday from the investigative division of the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP.
A spokesman for SIGTARP says the agency doesn’t comment on questions about subpoenas.
A spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan says the Detroit Land Bank Authority, one of the agencies that carries out the program, has not received any subpoenas “but welcomes all investigations into its operations.”
The program includes demolitions and home rehabilitations. More than 8,000 vacant houses have been demolished over the past two years.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com
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