FBI demands CRA records from city of Tallahassee

City and CRA officials have been asked for documents, emails and financial information relating to notable developers and downtown projects including the developers of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel. (Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat)

Tallahasse Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers and Jeff Burlew

June 22, 2017

Federal authorities have demanded the city of Tallahassee produce volumes of records related to top local developers behind some of the biggest projects subsidized by the Community Redevelopment Agency.

Two separate grand jury subpoenas to the city and the CRA were issued jointly by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney seeking evidence to present to a grand jury. The subpoenas requested emails and other documents from the CRA and a who’s who of Tallahassee business leaders, developers and political movers and shakers.

The projects they worked on include the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, the Gateway Center and the Edison Restaurant, which collectively received several million in tax dollars to help with construction and add other improvements like sidewalks. [READ MORE]

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