DETROIT (WXYZ) - The 7 Action News team has learned that a federal grand jury is investigating more potential corruption in the City of Detroit. This latest probe includes getting financial records from the Detroit Police Officers Association, the union representing police officers.
DPOA President Joe Duncan confirms they received the grand jury subpoena about three weeks ago and turned over hundreds of pages of documents Monday. The records include bank statements, ledgers, and expenses for the union office and union officials.
7 Action News Reporter Jim Kiertzner will have more on this story at 5 p.m.
The targets of the federal investigation are not known. But, a well placed source tells 7 Action News the feds are scrutinizing the finances of former president Marty Bandemere and former vice president Paul Stewart. Last summer, 7 Action News Investigator Scott Lewis exposed how both were given their union vehicles when they retired abruptly in the middle of their terms while the feds were investigating their pension fund.
Press reports also said Bandemere and Stewart had taken expensive trips connected to the police and fire pension board. Plus, Bandemere and Stewart were caught on a 7 Action News hidden camera drinking on the job, just down the street from their union office at Sinbads while getting paid with city tax dollars. Last year, Stewart told Lewis his 30 year record as a cop was stellar and he was not the target of any federal investigation into the pension board.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit would neither confirm nor deny this grand jury investigation.
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