St. Louis Public Radio News
7:35 am
Thu May 21, 2009

Feds return to East St. Louis City Hall

East St. Louis, Ill. – Federal agents have returned to the East St. Louis City Hall in search of more documents.

City Manager Robert Betts said officials served him with a subpoena Wednesday afternoon.

He says it asked for tax increment financing district records and copies of contracts.

Mayor Alvin Parks said Betts gave the agents the documents they wanted.
The mayor said he did not know if Wednesday's action was part of the same investigation that sent federal agents to East St. Louis city hall in March.

On that visit, authorities from the FBI and IRS searched Parks' office and took boxes of documents related to liquor licenses.

At the time, Parks said agents were investigating the liquor commission he heads as mayor.