FBI to investigate Wayne County over severance packages

Reenactment of FBI entering Wayne County offices. Only not really.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Three teams of FBI agents entered Wayne County government offices in Detroit this afternoon to serve subpoenas for county records.

The agents’ presence comes as County Executive Robert Ficano has retained prominent criminal defense lawyer Steve Fishman to represent him in the FBI probe into a $200,000 severance paid to former county economic development director Turkia Awada Mullin.

County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak, D-Dearborn, said he was told in an administration briefing that the teams of FBI agents gave the county several weeks to respond, by sometime in mid-November, he said.

“I’m glad they’re here and if they find criminal action then we can deal with that and then move forward and get on with the business of county government,” said Woronchak. “I think nothing else but full open and disclosure is in order to restore the people’s confidence in Wayne County government.”

I wonder if anyone is going to bother looking into getting a copy of that check from Mullin (alleged) returning the money.

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