DETROIT — Federal agents reportedly raided the homes and offices of two Detroit city councilmembers Wednesday morning, as part of a federal corruption investigation.
The homes of Councilmembers Janeé Ayers and Scott Benson, as well as their offices in the city’s Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, received a visit from the feds as the FBI executed search warrants early Wednesday, The Detroit News reported.
The investigation remains confidential as the search warrants are sealed. Thus far, no charges have been filed.
According to Fox News, the searches follow a criminal case against Councilman André Spivey three weeks ago, when he was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery for reportedly accepting more than $35,000 to be “influenced and rewarded” for votes.