FBI Raids Detroit Public Library And Home Of Its Chief Administrative Officer

Librarian ShhFBI agents, with search warrants in hand, raided the Detroit Public Library this morning. 

According to a source, agents spent several hours this morning reviewing and seizing financial records.

FBI Spokesman Simon Shaykhet declined comment when reached by Deadline Detroit

Last year, the Detroit News reported the library board's plan to close 18 of 23 branches was based on incorrect revenue estimates.

In May, The News' Christine MacDonald reported about chief administrative officer Tim Cromer's ties to a contractor who received $3 million in no-bid technology contracts.

The commissioners who oversee the struggling system weren't aware of contracts to Cubemation until about $2 million worth of work already had been approved. Nor did they know the firm had created a website for Cromer's ex-wife. Cromer signed the Cubemation contracts.

Read more:  Detroit News
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