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.
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.