Court records just unsealed are revealing new information about what federal agents seized from the home of a former appointee of Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.
The information is revealed in a FBI search warrant that was unsealed Tuesday. It lays out details of the FBI search last February of the $600,000 Rochester Hills home of Ficano's former chief information officer Tahir Kazmi.
Kazmi entered a guilty plea last month for taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from a county contractor.
The search warrant records detail the FBI's justification for searching Kazmi's home and gives a detailed list of what the feds seized.
The documents say FBI agents were looking for records relating to "bribery, kickbacks and extortion involving county government."
According to the records, the FBI left Kazmi’s home with more than $22,000 in cash, travel documents, and bank documents. They also confiscated a stash of jewelry including 23 necklaces, 31 bracelets, earrings, watches and rings.
Kazmi was charged with three federal counts including extortion a week after the FBI searched his home. He has pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the government.
Kazmi is scheduled to be sentenced in Late October.
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