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FBI Still Probes Ficano Administration Fundraising and Contracts


September 08, 2014, 6:30 AM

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Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano may be fading from the public limelight with his defeat for re-election in the August primary, but the FBI hasn't let up on looking at his administration.

Joel Kurth of the Detroit News reports that a federal investigation is continuing to look into fundraising and ties between staffers and contractors. The News sites documents it has obtained.

Kurth writes:

Nearly three years since FBI agents served subpoenas at the Guardian Building, U.S. attorneys in June demanded a raft of documents about Ficano’s fundraiser, former Assistant Executive Nader Fakhouri, and Anthony Parlovecchio, a onetime deputy to former economic development chief Turkia Mullin.

The attorneys sought records about nonprofits Mullin directed. And in April, they interviewed officials connected to her: economic development successor Ray Byers; his deputy, Dave Tyler; county attorney Steve Collins, who worked for a nonprofit Mullin led; and former staffer Jill Ferrari, according to dozens of documents obtained by The News through the Freedom of Information Act.


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