What FBI agents seized from Taylor mayor's home, office during raid

Posted at 8:50 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 08:57:59-04

TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — Records released this week revealed what FBI agents seized from the home and office of Taylor Mayor Richard Sollars earlier this year.

During the February raid, agents recovered an iPad, hard drives, flash drives, casino receipts, campaign documents and cigars. Just last month, it was reported that federal agents had also seized more than $200,000 from Sollars' home.

According to FBI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Timothy Slater, the warrants were conducted in part of an ongoing public corruption investigation and they can't discuss details of the case.

"As many of you know ,the FBI is the primary federal agency responsible for investigating allegations of public corruption. As such, any time an allegation of corruption is brought to our attention, we will collect all available facts and evidence," Slater said in a release. "Once collected, it is our job to ensure they are reviewed in a thorough and impartial manner."

In the days following the raid, it was business as usual at Taylor City Hall. The mayor delivered his state of the city address and maintained he's got nothing to hide and that he's got nothing to fear.