ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told Channel 2 Action News that city officials do not know where the massive federal corruption investigation is heading, but she definitely expects more subpoenas.
WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the story Tuesday that authorities have issued two more subpoenas, including the first mention of former Mayor Kasim Reed.
Channel 2's investigative reporter Richard Belcher learned that one of the two federal subpoenas signals two firsts in the sprawling investigation: the first mention of Reed and the first sign that federal authorities are interested in spending with city purchase cards. WSB-TV and the AJC explored that in March.
Reed wrote checks on his personal account in early March, reimbursing the city for $12,000 in P-card purchases, which Reed decided to refund after the AJC asked to see his spending records.
A spokesman said Reed wanted to make sure that he did everything by the book, and the only substantial expense that was clearly improper was a $2,300 political contribution on his city card.
Reed blamed it on a staff error.
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