Federal authorities launch probe into city of Tallahassee

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 09:57:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities have launched an investigation into redevelopment deals that involve business owners and developers as well as an ally of a Florida mayor running for governor.

A federal subpoena asks for records, texts and emails between the city of Tallahassee and a local redevelopment agency involving business owners, including Adam Corey, the former campaign treasurer of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Both the city and the agency have been ordered to turn over records to a federal grand jury in July. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the subpoenas.

Amy Alexander, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Florida, said she had no public information about the investigation.

Gillum is one of several Democrats seeking to run for governor in 2018.

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