ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Aaron Diamant has learned a new subpoena confirms the federal corruption probe into Atlanta City Hall has widened.
Federal authorities want to see records for every member of former Mayor Kasim Reed's cabinet, documents show.
For years now, our reporting has shown the federal corruption probe into Atlanta City Hall focused on contracting and spending. But after filing an open records request, we discovered a new federal grand jury subpoena that shows the feds are now zeroing in on Reed’s inner circle.
The feds now want to see records for every member of Reed’s cabinet since January 2014 and for cabinet members who served during the first two weeks of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration.
The grand jury subpoena, dated just last week, orders the city to produce documents related to cabinet members’ requests and approvals for any type of leave.
It also asks for all records related to any payouts for that leave.
The feds’ probe began at least four years ago.
Four people have already gone to prison on bribery-related charges, including the city’s former procurement director and two contractors.
A fifth person is awaiting trial.
This is at least the ninth subpoena in the federal probe.
We've already spoken with several of our sources and local legal experts as we work to understand more about what specifically the feds might be after, as well as the potential fallout.
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