(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A federal grand jury has subpoenaed City of Lawrenceburg records regarding the city’s grants and loans.
Fox 19 reports that an FBI agent served the subpoena to the mayor, clerk-treasurer, and other city leaders last week. The subpoena asks for records pertaining to the city’s grants and loans program dating back to 2007.
The records must be delivered to federal authorities by January 24, 2013.
Councilman Mike Lawrence has seen the subpoena, but said he would have to ask the city council attorney if it is public record.
During a city budget meeting in October, Lawrence along with fellow council members Doug Taylor and Jane Pope voted to approve a state investigation into the city.
“I don't believe my motion for an investigation had anything to do with this. Since it is federal I would think this has been going on for a while,” Lawrence said Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis told Eagle 99.3 they would not confirm or deny any investigation of Lawrenceburg.
Lawrenceburg City Council is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for various end-of-year matters, including the possibility of approving remaining grants for the 2012 10-county regional grant program.